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Black Rock Forest Consortium Announces Summer Science Program
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. (read the story...)

City Mouse, Country Mouse: Where Does Your Family Call Home?
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. (read the story...)

Turf Wars: The City Vs. Suburbs Debate on the Blogosphere
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. (read the story...)

Cyclists Will Ride 400 Miles to Capitol for Gun Safety in Honor of Sandy Hook
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. (read the story...)

Most Accommodating Restaurants for People with Food Allergies
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. (read the story...)

FLOTUS: New Grant Opportunity to Get Obesity-Fighting Programs into More Schools
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. (read the story...)

'Take Your Place' to End Hunger in America
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. (read the story...)

Michelle Obama Shares Nutrition Changes She Made for the Family on SiriusXM Radio
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. (read the story...)

Four Local Women Reflect on Their Relationships with Their Mothers
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. (read the story...)

Meet the Authors of 'Still Here Thinking of You'
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. (read the story...)

Don't Miss: Anderson Cooper Special on Bullies Premieres on CNN
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. (read the story...)

Take the Screen-Free Challenge
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. (read the story...)

Your Camp Experience vs. Your Child's Camp Experience
An ex-camper reflects on how camp has changed over the years, from activities to food to communications, and what hasn't changed. (read the story...)

New York City Bus Strike Is Finally Over
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. (read the story...)

Web-Based Sexting Diversion and Cellphone Safety Course Now Available
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. (read the story...)

Harlem Globetrotters Begins New Bullying Prevention Program
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. (read the story...)

Love, Relationships, and Technology: Private Data Sharing Habits of Americans Revealed
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. (read the story...)

Tips for Throwing a Kid-Friendly Super Bowl Party
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. (read the story...)

One Adventurous Dad Shares Why Traveling With Kids Is Important
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. (read the story...)

Survey Confirms: Working Mothers Strive to Have It All in 2013
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. (read the story...)

A List of Cultural Festivals in the New York Metro Area
We’re lucky to live in the New York metro area, a virtual melting pot of cultures. So if your budget doesn’t allow for family jaunts to India, South Africa, and other exotic locales, you can still introduce your kids to the cultures of the world in your own backyard by attending one of these celebrations in Rockland, Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk, and Fairfield counties, as well as Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. (read the story...)

A List of Ethnic Restaurants to Mix Up Your Cuisine
We’re lucky to live in the New York metro area, a virtual melting pot of cultures. So if your budget doesn’t allow for family jaunts to India, South Africa, and other exotic locales, you can still introduce your kids to the world at ethnic restaurants. Here are a few suggestions in Rockland, Westchester, Suffolk, Nassau, and Fairfield counties, as well as Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn. (read the story...)

What Parents Can Do During the NYC School Bus Driver Strike
As of January 16, 2013, there is a NYC school bus driver strike in effect. According to the NYC Department of Education, a majority of yellow bus service to public and private schools in New York City is disrupted at this time. To check your child's specific bus route, and for updates on the strike and bus service progress, visit http://schools.nyc.gov/Offices/Transportation/default, where you will be directed to status updates and bus route information. It's essential that all students currently using yellow bus service have alternative transportation to and from school during the strike. Information regarding alternate methods of transportation during the strike can be found below and are provided by the NYC Department of Education (DOE). (read the story...)

U.S. Parents Say Finance Lessons Should Be Taught in Schools
A new research conducted by forexcurrency.us reveals that two-thirds of parents think finance lessons and money management should be taught in schools. (read the story...)

Five Warning Signs Your Teen May Be Using Drugs
Johnny Patout, CEO of New Beginnings Recovery Center, shares five common warning signs that your teen may be abusing drugs, including change in mood, change in sleep pattern, lack of honesty, weight loss, and isolation. (read the story...)


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