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If your child has a learning difference like dyslexia, they may qualify for free digital books and reading tools from Bookshare, a literacy solution of Benetech, a nonprofit funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.
Montefiore Medical Center recently announced its plan to participate in "Latch On NYC," a city-wide initiative to support mothers who make the commitment to breastfeed their infants. The hospital will remove all formula advertising , promotions, and free samples from the maternity department and will only hand out samples when new mothers ask for them.
Doctors at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York recently warned against the dangers of flip-flops because they change how people walk, offer little arch support, and virtually no shock absorption. That news, taken together with a recent study from the Institute for Preventive Foot Health, shows that people should be taking better care of their feet by wearing both socks and shoes that fit properly and provide adequate support and padding.
How are Olympic athletes and expecting mothers similar? They both need to train! Respected and leading UK fitness expert Amanda Hargreaves shares 10 reasons why expecting moms need to exercise.
The New York City Department of Education's (DOE) Division of Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners has created additional resources for families with questions about the citywide expansion of the special education reform initiative that will go into effect this coming September of 2012.
When it comes to work and play, people need to keep safety in mind, especially when it comes to their eyes. Dr. Scott Breidbart of Empire BlueCross Blue Shield shares three "F.U.N" tips to maintain healthy eyes, particularly in the summer months.
NYMetroParents, publisher of Nassau Parent and Suffolk Parent magazines, has merged with Long Island Parent magazine and liparentonline.com to become the most comprehensive resource for parents and families on Long Island.
The "Lessons Worth Sharing" program will award 18 educators across the country with the opportunity to have their most influential lesson featured as an animated video on TED's global TED-Ed website. Through Aug. 24, visit facebook.com/kohls to nominate an educator with a "Lesson Worth Sharing."
During the summer months, the most common injury in children is broken or fractured bones. Because children are constantly growing, their bones heal quicker than adults, so it is important to go to the emergency room right away.
Sam's Clubs that have a pharmacy are hosting free children's health screenings just in time for the back-to-school season. Participating locations will give out free DNA and fingerprint kits, to help children if they are ever lost, and Sesame Street's "Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me" multimedia dental care kits.
Real Parents. Real Answers, a youth smoking prevention program, has launched a free e-book on their website that gives parents advice on managing their child's stress level and preventing them from smoking—many children attribute starting smoking to high stress levels.
Dominique Browning, mother and NYC and Rhode Island resident, co-founded Moms Clean Air Force, a group dedicated to cleaning up air pollution because it is harmful to your child's health.
Giving your child freedom and independence should be balanced by the parental instinct for protection. Local parents share how they are learning to let go so that their children feel grown-up.
Ethan Bortnick, a talented young musician and philanthropist, just released his latest song as an iTunes charitable download, with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
VSP Vision Care—the largest not-for-profit vision benefits and services company in the U.S.—partnered with Transitions Optical and Bess the Book Bus to launch the national "Eyecare About Reading" book drive competition. Bloggers Meghan Cooper from JaMonkey, Mocha Dad Frederick Goodall, and Kara-Kae, founder of The Mom Diggity, will compete to collect the most books in their communities to receive 100 free eye exams to donate to the charity of their choice.
The English Premier League's Chelsea Football Club, sponsored by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., is traveling around the United States visiting Boys and Girls Club of America locations in Seattle, Miami, and New York.
Procter & Gamble's Thank You, Mom campaign celebrates Olympians' Moms by putting them in the spotlight. The campaign helps offset the hefty travel expenses so Moms can go to London to support their children at the 2012 Olympic Games.
Nick Jonas and Christie Brinkley were among the four honorees at Inside Broadway's 2012 Broadway Beacon Awards, which spotlighted those who support arts education in NYC.
After a nationwide search, nine kids from the New York City area were chosen to perform with the cast of "Godspell" on Broadway.
The Social Security Administration today announced the most popular baby names in New York state for the year 2011, with Michael and Sophia topping the list.
A new website and free service, Virtual Piggy, teaches kids about how to buy things online in a responsibly way, with parents at the controls.
FamilyID lets families find, sign up for, and pay for programs all in one place. It's a secure site where families can keep and use their registration information for several different activities.
Vicki and Fred Modell, the NYC couple behind the Jeffrey Modell Foundation, have pledged to screen every newborn baby in the US for SCID, also known as "bubble boy disease."
College Week Live, the largest online college fair, will host a New York Day featuring dozens of colleges across the state.
Donate $13 to the Autistic Like Me IndieGoGo campaign in order to receive a Fun Decks perk. You’ll support a great cause and receive your very own Fun Decks. It’s a great gift for your child and a charitable donation to a meaningful cause all at once!