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Heather Shumaker, author of "It’s OK NOT to Share…and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids," discusses the importance of uninterrupted play for toddlers, and how the typical adult views of sharing trample kids' right to play, as well as the benefits of renegade sharing and child-directed turn-taking.
Child psychologist and parenting expert Tovah P. Klein, Ph.D., gives insight to toddlers and how they thrive by giving us a toddler's view of the world, as well as tips for calming a public tantrum.
The Child Mind Institute, an organization dedicated to transforming mental health care for children, hosts its annual Speak Up for Kids campaign and encourages people everywhere to share stories about mental health issues during #SpeakUpSundays in May.
Attend Free Comic Book Day at local comic shops on Saturday, May 3 for free comic books and fun activities.
Eastern Jungle Gym, a leading manufacturer of cedar swing sets, is kicking off their "Swing Into Spring" swing set giveaway contest. Read below for your chance to win an Eastern Jungle Gym swing set.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.