Take a step back and assess your family's technology use and take on the screen-free week challenge by turning off your TVs and iPhones to spend more time outdoors and increase quality family time.
The annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day presents an opportunity for more than just schmoozing by the water cooler—it can help expand your child’s horizons.
The Speak Up for Kids campaign, started by the Child Mind Institute, aims to banish the persistent stigma around mental health care, especially among children. Here is how you can get involved in Speak Up for Kids.
With the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," implemented under President Barack Obama, here is how these changes to the nation's health care plan will affect families and people with special needs and disabilities.
Parenting Media Association (PMA) recognized NYMetroParents with 15 awards for editorial and design excellence at its 2012 awards banquet in Atlanta. This is a record-high number of PMA awards for NYMetroParents.
If your child loves science, Black Rock Forest Consortium may have just the summer camp you're looking for. Now offering 18 different science camps to choose from, Black Rock Forest aims to advance scientific understanding through research, education, and conservation programs for tweens and teens.
In the debate of raising your kids in the city versus raising your kids in the suburbs, the most important thing to consider is what's best for your family. A Manhattan mother discusses the benefits of both, and what you should consider before moving to the 'burbs.
Wee Westchester's "Westchester vs. Brooklyn" post caused a ruckus on the parenting blogosphere. Here's a sampling of the arguments for raising your kids in the city versus raising your kids in the suburbs.
A team of 26 cyclists will set off to ride 400 miles in four days on March 9 from Newtown, Connecticut to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to raise awareness about the need for gun safety legislation in light of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy.
People with special dietary restrictions can take note of these U.S. restaurant chains that have been ranked by the food allergy community as most accommodating when it comes to preparing menu items with certain allergies in mind.
FLOTUS Michelle Obama announces new school grant opportunities that would allow the schools to implement innovative programs that target childhood obesity, including NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center's CHALK/Just Move program.
The Take Your Place campaign launches nationwide March 1 to provide actions people can take on a national and local level to help end hunger and food insecurity in America. Through the campaign, you're just a click away from making a difference.
In an interview with Michelle Obama on SiriusXM that aired on Feb. 26, FLOTUS discusses the diet changes she had to make as a busy, working mother and also shares updates on the "Let's Move" campaign to fight childhood obesity.
In an interview with the authors of "Still Here Thinking of You: A Second Chance with Our Mothers," four women explore their relationships with their mothers, their relationships with their own children, and the lessons they learned.
Four Westchester women, Joan Potter, Vicki Addesso, Susan Hodara, and Lori Toppel, wrote a book about their relationships with their mothers. The result: "Still Here Thinking of You," a personal, thought-provoking examination of the true nature of mother-daughter relationships.
Part of a week-long programming on CNN and CNN.com, The Bully Effect: An Anderson Cooper Special premieres Thursday, Feb. 28 and addresses how the bullying problem is affecting children in school today, and what parents can do about bullying in schools.
The third annual Screen-Free Week is April 29 to May 5. Take the challenge to turn off your cell phones, TVs, and iPads to spend more quality time with your family.
An ex-camper reflects on how camp has changed over the years, from activities to food to communications, and what hasn't changed.
As of Wednesday, Feb. 20, New York City's school bus strike is finally over, and school buses will resume full service to New York City public school children for the first time in five weeks. Here is some important information from the NYC Department of Education (DOE) that will help make the transition back to yellow bus service as smooth as possible.
Your teen has a cellphone, but is she using it safely? COURTEducation Online recently launched a web-based program to education teens about the dangers and consequences of sexting. The program aims to prevent teens from sexting and having promiscuous online behaviors that could harm or have legal consequences.
The Harlem Globetrotters announced a new bullying prevention program with the National Campaign to Stop Violence called "The ABCs of Bullying Prevention" to provide young kids and teachers tools to stop the bullying in our society.
McAfee conducted a study that looks into the private data sharing habits of Americans, and how over-sharing has led to privacy leaks and online exposure of private or intimate photos, finding that 35 percent of Americans plan to send romantic photos to their significant others via email, text, or social media on Valentine's Day.
Plan a Super Bowl party that is fun for the whole family, including the young children, with these tips that will bring games, arts and crafts, and sweet treats to the game-day party.
Our children will one day inherit the world—and global travel helps them know it, experience it, and understand it. Here, an excerpt from Keith Bellows's "100 Places That Can Change Your Child's Life" explains why the world is the best classroom for children and how they can learn from their cultural experiences.
A new survey finds that most working mothers also control the family finances. The majority say their top 2013 priorities include advancing their careers and improving their financial well-being, while their biggest challenge is balancing work and family.