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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!
Toys R Us has joined Autism Speaks to increase awareness about autism and raise funds for the cause during Autism Awareness Month. Find out how you can help.
Schoola.com is a new website that makes it easier for schools to partner with local businesses to set up online fundraisers.
When is Earth Day? We’ve been celebrating it on April 22 in the United States since 1970, and the UN designated April 22 “International Mother Earth Day” in 2009. The holiday (sometimes stretched into a week-long Earth Week) is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year.
NYMetroParents collected a total of 11 awards at Parenting Media Association's 2011 Editorial and Design Awards Competition banquet in San Antonio, TX, setting a record high for the regional publishing group and proving its continued dedication to excellence.
Last week we invited you to engage with us on Twitter as a way to enter our giveaway for the chance to win a pair of tickets to Rock of Ages on Broadway. Today, we're announcing our lucky winner!
Doodle 4 Google gives kids across the country a chance to show off their art and drawing skills on Google's homepage. Get details on the 2012 contest theme and entry deadline.
Are you following us on Twitter? Then enter our giveaway for the chance to win a pair of tickets to Rock of Ages on Broadway.
WebMD Baby is a new app that provides instant access to expert medical info and health answers for parents of babies and toddlers.
Got a kid who loves to cook? Have her enter Kids Who Love to Cook's Recipe of the Month Contest for the chance to win an iPad and be featured on Kids Who Love to Cook, a website dedicated to encouraging kids to appreciate good food while teaching life lessons through cooking.
Blending a family is a joy but can also be a challenge. Nicholas Strouse, director of Westport Family Counseling, advises that basic family issues are often intensified and compounded when confronted by blended families. The key to success is to remember that all families have obstacles -- just because your family’s issues may be different, they are not impossible to deal with.
With some of the most important wedding guests delayed on a bus (the kids!), a local mom, about to remarry, felt lost. But their arrival turned things around, and made a magical day into a real “family wedding.”
Give your kids that extra incentive to give back to their community. Kids Who Give is a national contest that honors children and teens ages 7-17 who have done something remarkable to help make the world a better place. Got a charitable kid? Get the details.