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2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Special

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.

Free Entrance to all National Parks on Jan. 20 to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

Brooklyn and Queens Catholic Schools Embrace Innovation

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.

The Common Core Effect: Resources for Parents

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.

The Personal Touch: Classroom Innovations for Personalized Learning

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.

Are Smaller Classes Better?: Malcolm Gladwell Challenges Accepted Mantra

Are Smaller Classes Better?: Malcolm Gladwell Challenges Accepted Mantra

In his new book "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants," Malcolm Gladwell challenges the accepted mantra that smaller classes are better for children's learning. His view? Larger classes may be better.

Popular Baby Names in 2014: Top 5 Trends Predicted

Popular Baby Names in 2014: Top 5 Trends Predicted

The experts at Belly Ballot, a social baby names website, have predicted the top 5 baby name trends for 2014. Find out which names are going to be most popular among new parents this year and which names are falling on the popularity scale.

Sandy Hook Parents Launch Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Sandy Hook Parents Launch Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Sandy Hook Promise, an organization founded by Newtown residents and some family members who lost children and loved ones in the Newtown shooting tragedy, has launched Parents Together, a national campaign to prevent gun violence through parent education.

Get Ugly This Holiday Season With the Annual Ugly Sweater Campaign for Cancer Research

Get Ugly This Holiday Season With the Annual Ugly Sweater Campaign for Cancer Research

Get 'ugly' this holiday season with Stand Up To Cancer's annual Ugly Sweater campaign and raise money for cancer research. Kids and parents can ask friends and family to sponsor their Ugliest outfits or host Ugly Sweater parties so everyone can join in on the Ugly fun.

The Warning Signs and Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

The Warning Signs and Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

In honor of November being American Diabetes Month, Healthyroads, a health services organization, shares five warning signs of type 2 diabetes and three steps to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.

15 Tips to Prevent Kitchen Fires When Cooking

15 Tips to Prevent Kitchen Fires When Cooking

Two out of every five home fires start in the kitchen. We've got 15 tips to keep your family safe and prevent kitchen fires, especially during the busy food-based holiday season.

Free Screenings at Licenders Can Detect Lice Early

Free Screenings at Licenders Can Detect Lice Early

Head lice can run rampant during the school and Halloween seasons. New York City, Connecticut, and Long Island-area salon Licenenders is offering free screenings to combat the spread of lice, and can provide information regarding pesticide-free lice treatment.

A Parent's Primer to Anime and Manga

A Parent's Primer to Anime and Manga

Has your child shown an interest in anime or manga, but you're not sure what is appropriate for them to see or read? We spoke to experts about the difference between anime and manga, where it came from, the cultural context and taboo topics that appear, and how to navigate the ratings of anime and manga.

Anime and Manga Suggestions for First-Time Viewers and Readers

Anime and Manga Suggestions for First-Time Viewers and Readers

Have your children shown an interest in anime or manga, but you aren't sure what is appropriate? We've got anime recommendations for first-time viewers from Common Sense Media and manga recommendations for first-time readers from Brigid Alverson of Good Comics for Kids.

Start the Conversation: Talking to Teens about Substance Abuse

Start the Conversation: Talking to Teens about Substance Abuse

Michael Parker, M.Ed., author of Talk With Your Kids: Conversations about Ethics, Honesty, Friendship, Sensitivity, Fairness, Dedication, Individuality and 103 Other Things that Really Matter, shares two conversation starters to help you talk to your kids about substance abuse.

Long Island Modeling Agency Charged with Scamming Families Out of More than $250,000

Long Island Modeling Agency Charged with Scamming Families Out of More than $250,000

Employees of New Faces Development Center, Inc. and Model Talent Development Corp., based in Hicksville, Long Island, are charged with defrauding dozens of clients out of more than $250,000. An arrest warrant is out for the business's CEO.

Enter to Win a $25,000 College Fund from Jif

Enter to Win a $25,000 College Fund from Jif

Jif's 12th annual Most Creative Sandwich Contest offers culinary kids a chance to win a $25,000 college fund. Enter your child chef's sandwich recipe featuring Jif Peanut Butter or any other Jif products through Nov. 8.

View the 'Comet of the Century' with Your Kids on Thanksgiving

View the 'Comet of the Century' with Your Kids on Thanksgiving

This year, have some astronomy fun with your kids on Thanksgiving and view Comet ISON, the "Comet of the Century." We've got tips for viewing Comet ISON on Thanksgiving, as well as facts about comets, and ISON's path in space.

Open Your Door to a New World: Host a Foreign Exchange

Open Your Door to a New World: Host a Foreign Exchange

Have you considered hosting a foreign exchange student? More and younger families are deciding to host students. Here's why, plus the benefits of hosting a student and the deciding factors to consider.

Fast Facts About Hosting a Foreign Exchange Student

Fast Facts About Hosting a Foreign Exchange Student

If you're thinking of hosting a foreign exchange student in your home, here are the fast facts you need to know about possible tax deductions, language barriers, how long a foreign exchange students stays, and more.

Which Plastics Contain BPA?

Which Plastics Contain BPA?

Using plastics made with a chemical known as BPA (Bisphenol A) may be harmful to your health and your children's development. Learn how to read the labels on plastic containers to determine whether they contain BPA.

Gerber Launches Photo Search 2013

Gerber Launches Photo Search 2013

Parents can submit photos of their babies and toddlers for a chance to win $50,000 from Gerber, as well as a chance for their child to star in a Gerber ad.

Camp Countdown: Keep In Touch as a Pen Pal

Camp Countdown: Keep In Touch as a Pen Pal

Summer camp may be over, but that doesn't mean your child has to stop communicating with their camp friends. We have five pen pal tips to help your child write letters and stay in touch with their summer camp friends.

Flu Findings: Survey Reveals Getting Flu Shot is 'Social Responsibility'

Flu Findings: Survey Reveals Getting Flu Shot is 'Social Responsibility'

A new survey from CVS/pharmacy details findings about flu vaccinations.

Are You a Teacher's Worst Nightmare?

Are You a Teacher's Worst Nightmare?

Bestselling author Lisa Bloom discusses a teacher's worst nightmare: helicopter parents—the ones who rescue their son at a moment's notice. Teachers teach for one reason: They care about educating children. So parents need to support and respect teachers.




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