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NYMetroParents Wins 17 Awards at 2015 Parenting Media Association Banquet
NYMetroParents was recognized by the Parenting Media Association with 17 excellence awards at its 2015 Editorial and Design Awards Competition banquet in Baltimore. This is a record-high number of PMA Awards for NYMetroParents. (read the story...)

Original Unpublished Manuscript by Beloved Author Dr. Seuss Discovered
An original manuscript with accompanying sketches by Dr. Seuss was discovered in the La Jolla, California home of the late beloved children's author. 'What Pet Should I Get?' will be published by Random House Children's Books this summer. (read the story...)

Information About NYMetroParents' Cover Contest
Each year, NYMetroParents hosts a Cover Contest to give area kids the chance to be featured on the magazines' covers. Here's what you need to know about the contest and how to get advanced notice when this year's contest begins. (read the story...)

Meet the Camps: Long Island
Here are Long Island programs that offer children summer fun, great instruction and wonderful social settings. Get to know them all. (read the story...)

Meet Camp Directors at the Westchester Camp & Summer Activities Fair
Parents will get a chance to meet camp directors and learn about summer camps and other summer programs for kids in the NY metro area at the 33rd annual Westchester Camp & Summer Activities Fair, to be held in White Plains on February 8. (read the story...)

20 Discipline Mistakes Even Great Parents Make
When it comes to disciplining your children, even the most well-informed, best-intentioned parents use less-than-effective habits. Daniel J. Seigel, M.D., and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., share the 20 discipline mistakes even great parents make. (read the story...)

Parents Agree All Children in Day Care Should be Vaccinated
University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health shows that most parents agree that all children in day care centers should be vaccinated. (read the story...)

2015 Open House Dates
Looking for more information on a local camp or school? See below for our list of current, upcoming open houses in Rockland, Westchester, Brooklyn, Queens, Fairfield, Manhattan, and Long Island. (read the story...)

True Grit is the Key to Your Child's Success
Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman, LICSW, Rebecca Jackson, and Robert M. Pressman, Ph.D., authors of "The Learning Habit: A Groundbreaking Approach to Homework and Parenting that Helps Our Children Succeed in School and Life" and researchers behind The Learning Habits Study, found that grit—determination, tenacity, and willpower—is the key to your child's success. (read the story...)

Exhibits, Movies, and Games to Get Kids Interested in History
Are your kids not thrilled about learning history? Try immersing them in history by visiting a local museum with a mummy exhibit, The Brooklyn Museum or Metropolitan Museum of Art are two nearby, or watch one of these movies or play one of these games about history to supplement learning. (read the story...)

Study Finds Children With Autism More Sedentary Than Those Without the Disorder
A recent Oregon State University study found that children with autism tend to be more sedentary than children without autism, but that children with autism tend to be on par with peers in terms of completing physical fitness activities. (read the story...)

5 Age-Appropriate Money Lessons for Kids
Pamela Yellen, a financial security investigator and author of financial advice books, shares five age-appropriate lessons to teach your children about money. (read the story...)

And the Most Popular Baby Names of 2014 Are...
What do you think are the most popular baby names of 2014? Find out if Liam and Charlotte held onto the top spots for boys and girls, respectively, or if Amelia and Noah beat them out. Plus, find out what name from Pretty Little Liars and Game of Thrones made it into the top three for girls. (read the story...)

What Not to Say to a Grieving Parent
When the unimaginable happens and a friend or family member looses a child, only thoughts of comfort come to mind. Sandy Peckinpah, author of "How to Survive the Worst that Can Happen", shares what you should and should not say to grieving parents who have lost a child. (read the story...)

Help Your Children Overcome 'Affluenza'
'Affluenza' is the psychological dysfunction caused by the obsessive and competitive pursuit for more; more money, more material items, more power. While there is pressure on children from affluent homes to be the best, the sense of entitlement that comes with it can be a detriment to your child. (read the story...)

What Parents Need to Know About Children's Heart Health
Pediatric cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of sudden cardiac arrest in children. Experts share the symptoms and risk factors of pediatric cardiomyopathy and what you need to know about children's heart health. (read the story...)

A Guide to Gifts for Your Child's Teacher
One person on your gift list this year may be your child's teacher, but shopping for them isn't always easy. Rather than rely on the go-to apple-themed products, we've compiled a few tips for choosing holiday gifts for your child's teacher. (read the story...)

Children Can Receive Letters From Santa Through a Postal Service Program
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. And the Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child’s letter to Santa—complete with a North Pole postmark! The Letters to Santa program adds to the excitement of Christmas and is perfect for interesting youngsters in letter writing. (read the story...)

Holiday Fashions for Boys and Girls
With the holidays upon us, fashion is certainly on our minds, from Christmas and Hanukkah parties to New Years Eve celebrations. Here, a few ideas for comfy and chic holiday outfits for boys and girls. (read the story...)

Indulge in Gift-Giving Instincts Without Spoiling You Kids
With the holidays and the season of giving upon us, it's hard to not buy, buy, buy for your children. But doing so can lead to a feeling of entitlement or affluenza. Here's how to make your kids happy without spoiling them, teach kids about giving back, and how to keep the charitable feeling year-rond, not just during the holidays. (read the story...)

Holiday Gifts That Keep Giving
It's hard to not give gifts during the holidays, so why not give the ones you love a gift that gives back? St. Jude Children Research Hospitals "Thanks and Giving" campaign offers a variety of holiday gift ideas, all of which benefit the live-saving research at St. Jude. (read the story...)

Three Games That Encourage Kindness
Want to encourage people to be kinder to each other? These three games from "Unbored Games" by Joshua Glenn and Elizabeth Foy Larson encourage kindness and giving back year-round through Boom Boom! cards and random acts of kindness. (read the story...)

5 Negative Traits That Will Benefit Your Tween in the Future
Parents may lament that their tweens are argumentative, messy, boy crazy, lazy, and fickle, which all seem like bad traits. Here's why it's okay for your tween to act like this, and how it will serve them in the future. (read the story...)

Announcing the 2014 NYMetroParents Halloween Photo Contest Winners!
The 2014 Halloween Photo Contest ran on the NYMetroParents Facebook page from Oct. 22 through Nov. 5. Find out which little monsters had the best costumes and the most votes! Prizes include $50 gift cards to UrbanSitter and a KidzBop Party-Karaoke Package. (read the story...)

NYMP Q&A: Do Fathers Matter?
Paul Raeburn, journalist, scientist, father of five, and author of "Do Fathers Matter? What Science is Telling Us About the Parent We've Overlooked", shares why fathers really matter, how fathers influence their children, and how the picture of modern fatherhood is changing. (read the story...)


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