New York State ranks fourth in the nation for states that have the best services for individuals with special needs and their families.
The New York Wheel, on the Staten Island shoreline, will be the largest of its kind in the world, creating a major new attraction for travelers on the Staten Island Ferry and others who venture to that borough.
The flagship FAO Schwarz toy store is shutting down for good. Visits there were always about the experience more than the toys--but oh, how magical, those visits were.
Deciding that you're going to organize your family life is one hurdle to get over. So here are 10 tips and tools to make it easier to organize your life and get a clutter-free home.
Relish in the opportunity to show off your clean and clutter-free home with these six tips for organizing and getting rid of the clutter in your home.
NYMetroParents is proud to announce the 8 finalists in the 2015 Kids Cover Contest, who are set to be professionally photographed in late June.
New York State has designated pregnancy as a "qualifying life event," creating a special health insurance enrollment period for pregnant women to ensure that all women have access to comprehensive prenatal care throughout pregnancy.
New Yorkers submitted more than 13,000 nominations, including every single branch in New York City’s three library systems, to yield the five winning branch libraries in the 2nd annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards.
Modern heroines — from video games, popular cartoons, and revived characters of our own childhood — are inventors, wordsmiths, and unafraid to speak up for themselves and what’s right. Meet — and introduce your little princess to — the 21 coolest girls around.
The 2015 NYMetroParents Kids Photo Contest is accepting entries through June 13. Eight local kid finalists will win a professional photo shoot and divide over $1,000 in prizes. One grand prize winner will appear on a future print cover of the magazine!
Seventh Generation is sponsoring the creation and installment of four pumping and nursing pods by Mamava for mothers in three New York area airports. The pods comfortably fit mom traveling with breast pump and luggage or baby, dad, and siblings.
Meredith Vieira was one of four NYC-area moms to receive the 2015 Outstanding Mother Award from the National Mother's Day Committee. Her reaction? "They picked the wrong person!"
The Greater New York Councils of the Boy Scouts of America will host the first Pinewood Derby World Championship on June 27 in the center of Times Square. Registration for the event is open, and more than 200 Cub Scouts from across the nation are expected to attend.
The Child Mind Institute released the first annual Children’s Mental Health Report, which synthesizes the most important data on the prevalence of mental illness in children and the gap between need and care. The report shows that the majority of kids aren't getting treated.
The New York Hall of Science of Queens is one of 10 recipients of this year’s National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community.
Internships help students learn more about industries or fields of interest, meet professionals to whom they can turn as mentors in the future, and most importantly, gain real world experience. Use these five tips on where to start looking.
Tickets to the hottest Broadway shows can be hard to come by, so why not treat the whole family to an overnight hotel stay and score tickets to Finding Neverland in the process?
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.
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.
Each year, NYMetroParents hosts a Cover Contest to give local 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.
Here are Long Island programs that offer children summer fun, great instruction and wonderful social settings. Get to know them all.
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.
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.
UPDATED NOVEMBER 2015: 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.
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.