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The tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown has affected almost everyone living in the Connecticut and tri-state area. Here, some advice from local experts on how to cope with the tragedy, how to talk to kids about the shooting, and what you can do for the families involved.
For those feeling scared or anxious after the tragic shooting in Newtown, CT, a health services company offers a free emotional support help line staffed with specially trained mental health specialists.
The Child Mind Insitute, an NYC-based organization dedicated to improving mental health care for children, offers advice for parents and teachers affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in Newtown, CT, including how to help children cope with tragedy and grief.
There will be 13 dates in 2013 when more than 2,000 national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and other public lands will be open with free admission. These fee-free days include The 13 Fee Free Days in 2013 include Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan. 21), National Public Lands Day (Sept. 28), and Veterans Day Weekend (Nov. 9-11).
In the midst of the holiday season, you may find yourself loosing steam and getting stressed. Two psychiatrists from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital share 10 tips to reduce the stress you may be feeling so you can enjoy the holidays more.
TimetoPlayMag.com reveals the top must-have toys and games for the holiday 2012, chosen by American consumers through the People's Play Awards.
National Wildlife Federation, publisher of "Ranger Rick," one of the longest-running children's magazines ever, announced it will now publish "Ranger Rick Jr.," a magazine about animals and wildlife for young children. The company will also offer an interactive Ranger Rick Jr. app for kids.
From the NBA to MLB, professional athletes, many of whom are dads, have teamed up with diapers.com to create "Register to Rebuild," an effort to help families affected by Hurricane Sandy.
A new study by Fidelity revealed that parents and their adult children have difficulty communicating with each other about financial decisions, such as inheritance and estate planning, eldercare, and retirement. Learn about tips and new resources that can make family discussions about financial decisions easier.
All 16 Handles Yogurt Shops based in New York partnered with New York Cares, New York City's largest volunteer organization, to create a new flavor, New York Cares Cheesecake that launched in September 2012. Proceeds made from the sale of New York Cares Cheesecake raised $10,000 for the nonprofit organization, New York Cares.
Have you talked to your teen about her online behavior? In a new study by the Family Online Safety Institute, teens say their parents are less informed about their online activities than they believe they are, but parents are monitoring more than teens think.
When buying toys for your children, keep in mind how the toy will help your child's motor skill development and cognitive learning so that the toys can be used as learning tools and can help your child's development.
Dr. Jan Pol, acclaimed veterinarian and star of National Geographic's hit series, The Incredible Dr. Pol, shares his insight on the best products to donate to animal shelters impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
With 2011's Irene, this year's two tornadoes touching down in Brooklyn and Queens in September, and most recently Sandy in October, it seems like we barely recover from one natural disaster before another one occurs. We've compiled tips, advice, and resources to help you prepare for and recover from severe weather. Updated March 2013.
It may seem like your teen is tuning you out when you try to talk to them about important issues. According to The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy's survey, teens say their parents most influence their decisions when it comes to sex.
Todd Oldham, creator and designer of Kid Made Modern, teamed up with Target to redesign the library at PS 21 in Staten Island and create a food pantry that will provide fresh produce and staple foods to students and their families.
Provided by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, this list includes relief groups and other trusted charitable organizations where you can donate time or money to help Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in New York City.
As New York City begins its recovery from Hurricane Sandy, business owners face daunting challenges. Here are some key sources of assistance that are coordinated by the New York City Department of Small Business Services and the New York City Economic Development Corporation.
The New York City Board of Health voted unanimously in favor of requiring parental consent for a controversial practice that some rabbis engage in during the Jewish bris ceremony.
Almost 400 U.S. national parks will offer free admission to all visitors during Veterans Day weekend, and many will also host special events to commemorate the holiday.
Most home contractors are honest, but history shows us that crooked contractors almost always show up at disaster areas to offer low-priced, fraudulent repairs. These are often unlicensed storm-chasers, going door-to-door in search of victims. The New York Alliance Against Insurance Fraud (NYAAIF) offers tips to protect yourself and your family.
More than 160,000 people volunteered to index U.S. Census records online as part of the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project, the first national service project of its kind. The 1940 U.S. Census records are now available online for free.
As Hurricane Sandy tracks north, dangers still remain in areas that have lost power due to the storm. These safety tips cover risks and best practices when using generators, charcoal grills and camp stoves, and candles.
The following eight restaurants are offering free or reduced-price kids' meals on Halloween. The list includes Bob Evans, Chipotle, Old Country Buffet, Outback Steakhouse, Sonic, and Wendy's.
Scholastic has introduced Storia, a free, interactive, and educational reading app for kids that comes with five free ebook downloads and features more than 2,000 titles for kids from toddler through teens.