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NYMetroParents Wins 16 Awards at 2014 Parenting Media Association Banquet
NYMetroParents was recognized by the Parenting Media Association with 16 excellence awards at its 2014 Editorial and Design Awards Competition banquet in Philadelphia. This is a record-high number of PMA awards for NYMetroParents. (read the story...)

2014 Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire
Shire, a company dedicated to helping those with life-altering conditions lead better lives, has added two scholarships to their 2014 Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship. In memory of Michael Yasick, the awards will go to students who are 25 years of age and older and are attending or returning to college as undergraduates. (read the story...)

'Avonte's Law' to Provide Free GPS Tracking for Children on the Autism Spectrum
The disappearance of a nonverbal Queens boy prompted a New York Senator to introduce "Avonte's Law," legislation that would provide GPS tracking free of charge for children on the autism spectrum. (read the story...)

Top Six Reasons Why Kids Choose to Smoke
Michael Popkin, Ph.D., spokesperson for Real Parents Real Answers, a campaign to prevent kids from smoking, shares six reasons kids choose to smoke cigarettes. (read the story...)

Solving the Case of What's Wrong at Camp
What do you do when your child says she doesn't like her camp and refuses to go back? A parent shares tips to solve the case of What's Wrong at Camp to make your child's summer at camp enjoyable. (read the story...)

NYMP Q&A: The Parenthood Paradox
In her new book "All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood," Jennifer Senior addresses the fact that while kids are the overwhelming joy of our lives, they're not always fun. She shares how family life has changed, and how you can find joy in parenting. (read the story...)

Try the Taste-and-Rate Approach to Get Your Kids to Try New Foods
Dina Rose, Ph.D., author of "It's Not About the Broccoli," suggests trying the taste-and-rate approach to get your kids to try new foods. The process exposes picky eaters to new foods and reveal their inner food critic. (read the story...)

Rules of Engagement for Responsible Coaches on Social Media
ResponsibleSports.com shares 10 social media guidelines for coaches to follow when interacting with young athletes on Facebook, including creating a coach account rather than use your personal account and creating an interest page for the team. (read the story...)

Family Travel: Scrapbooking Your Family Vacations
Upon returning from a family vacation, you might want to consider preserving your memories by scrapbooking. We spoke to two experts (and fellow busy parents) about how to get started, getting your whole family involved, and two alternatives: scrapboxes and digital scrapbooking. (read the story...)

A Little Inspiration for Scrapbooking Your Family Vacation
If you've decided to scrapbook your family vacation but need a haven't quite figured out where to start, Darcy Miller and Chrissy Guido share some of their scrapboxes and scrapbook pages to inspire you. (read the story...)

Kohl's Cares® Scholarship Program Accepting Nominations
Kohl's Department Stores and their Kohl's Cares® Scholarship Program will award almost $400,000 in scholarships to young volunteers who have impacted their communities for the better. Read below for information on the Kohl's Cares® Scholarship Program and nominating a deserving volunteer for one of the prizes. (read the story...)

Survey Shows Strong Tie Between Physical and Digital Security Risks
ADT and McAffe recently released the results of a survey about the relationship between digital and physical security. The study shows that while 67 percent of smartphone users are password-protected, 49 percent of them admitted to sharing their password. (read the story...)

11 Tips to Build Your Retirement Savings
Do you know how much you need to save for your retirement? Here are 11 tips, including figuring our your retirement costs and understanding Social Security benefits, to build your retirement savings. (read the story...)

Study Shows Kids More Comfortable with Technology Than Everyday Skills
A recent study by AVG Technologies—a provider of Internet and mobile security, privacy, and optimization—revealed that kids are more comfortable with technology than four years ago, there are more kids using digital devices, and kids are increasing in screen smarts, but declining in street smarts. (read the story...)

10 Tips to Keep Your Kid's Teeth Healthy
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recently released its first-ever "State of Little Teeth Report" and is launching the Monster-Free Mouths Movement to encourage good oral health in kids. Plus, 10 oral health and tooth brushing tips to keep your kid's smile healthy. (read the story...)

NYMetroParents Announces 'Welcome, Family' Magazine
NYMetroParents, the largest publisher of local parenting publications on the East Coast, announces that it will now publish 'Welcome, Family' magazine, an annual publication for families moving to a new community in the New York metro area. (read the story...)

10 Things Camp Counselors Wish Parents Didn't Do
Local camp owners and directors share advice and tips for camp parents—10 things they wish parents didn't do when sending children to camp. Plus, counselors share five things they want parents to know. (read the story...)

NYMP Q&A: Teens and Social Media
Author Danah Boyd shares what's really going on with teens and social media, including whether social media addiction is real, cyber bullying, online privacy, and how technology impacts teens. (read the story...)

Meet Fairfield Resident Julie Chu of the 2014 U.S. Women's Hockey Team
Julie Chu, a resident of Fairfield, CT, is competing on Team USA's Women's ice hockey team for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Here, she talks about her career and family support. (read the story...)

Introducing the Close-to-Home Olympic Athletes
Of the more than 200 athletes on Team USA competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, we’ll introduce you to nine athletes who call the NY metro area home. The local athletes will compete in the following winter games’ events: men’s luge, men’s double luge, men’s ice hockey, and women’s ice hockey. (read the story...)

2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Special
The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia begin this month—catch the games on NBC! We've got the scoop on ways your family can catch the Olympic spirit without traveling across the globe, Olympic fun with Elmo and Sesame Street, an interview with Fairfield, CT, resident Julie Chu who is competing on the U.S. Women's Ice Hockey team, and eight other local athletes competing in the 2014 winter games. Plus, Chu's mom's pork rib recipe. (read the story...)

Free Entrance to all National Parks on Jan. 20 to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.
All 401 national parks across the country will have free entrance on Monday, Jan. 20 in commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. (read the story...)

Brooklyn and Queens Catholic Schools Embrace Innovation
Despite a number of Catholic schools shutting down across the nation, The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn is taking steps to innovate its schools to keep Catholic schools in Brooklyn and Queens open. (read the story...)

The Common Core Effect: Resources for Parents
We've compiled a list of resources for parents to learn more about the Common Core State Standards and the impact it will have on your child's education. (read the story...)

The Personal Touch: Classroom Innovations for Personalized Learning
One size does not fit all when it comes to learning, and a variety of innovative educators are honing in on that idea to bring a more customized approach to teaching our children. Find out how New Classrooms' Teach to One: Math, Avenues: The World School, Big Picture Learning, are doing just that. (read the story...)


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