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Researchers Discover How Brain Circuits Can Become Miswired During Development, What That Might Mean
Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have uncovered a mechanism that guides the exquisite wiring of neural circuits in a developing brain -- gaining unprecedented insight into the faulty circuits that may lead to brain disorders ranging from autism to mental retardation. (read the story...)

Hyde Leadership Charter School in South Bronx Graduates First Senior Class
The only college preparatory high school in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the South Bronx, Hyde Leadership Charter School, will graduate its first senior class on June 29 with a 95 percent college acceptance rate. (read the story...)

Sahara Sam's Oasis Unveils $6.5 Million Outdoor Expansion
Sahara Sam's Oasis, a water park in West Berlin, NJ, debuted a $6.5 million outdoor expansion called The Beach Club at the start of its 2013 summer season. (read the story...)

The American Camp Association and the National Wildlife Federation Join Forces
The American Camp Association® has partnered with the National Wildlife Federation in an educational alliance to enhance the importance and impact of nature on families, youth, and the outdoor camp experience. (read the story...)

Shop Destination Maternity and Support March of Dimes
Destination Maternity stores nationwide, including Destination Maternity, Motherhood Maternity, and A Pea in the Pod, and Jessica Simpson are supporting March of Dimes to help raise money for the nonprofit that aims to promote stronger, healthier babies. (read the story...)

How to Help Aid Oklahoma Tornado Victims and Make It Count
Donate your time or money to these Better Business Bureau Accredited Charities to help the victims of tornado disaster in Moore, Oklahoma, and also get tips on how to make sure your donations will be used. (read the story...)

Grammy Nominated Matisyahu Helps Spread Anti-Bullying Messages on YouTube
Grammy Award-nominated Matisyahu invites artists to spread messages of anti-bullying and self-empowerment by submitting their own covers of the song "Live Like a Warrior" on YouTube. (read the story...)

Survey Reveals Most Adults Think Psychiatric Disorders in Children are Underdiagnosed
A survey released today by Parents magazine and the Child Mind Institute shows how the tragedy in Newtown, CT has influenced public opinion on children's mental health issues. The results show that more than half of adults think psychiatric disorders in children are underdiagnosed. (read the story...)

Nationwide Campout Kicks Off Summer
The National Wildlife Federation will sponsor The Great American Backyard Campout this June to encourage kids and families to connect with nature by camping in their own backyard. (read the story...)

Casting Call for Youth Singers at 2013 U.S. Open
Does your child love to sing? He or she can send in a DVD submission for the chance to sing at the National U.S. Open this year during the 2013 U.S. Open at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. (read the story...)

Thank Your Child's Educator During Teacher Appreciation Week
During Teacher Appreciation Week in May, show your child's educator he or she is appreciated and also teach your child the importance of showing gratitude and appreciation to people who care about them. (read the story...)

Girl Scouts Survey Uncovers Lack of Financial Confidence in Girls
A Girl Scouts survey reveals the lack of confidence girls have when it comes to finances, though the survey also uncovered that girls understand the importance of being financially literate and stable. (read the story...)

Autism Awareness Month: Autism Statistics & How You Can Help
Autism Speaks is the world's leading autism and science organization and it lights the way to make this April's Autism Awareness month better than ever. Learn autism statistics and how you can help increase awareness of this growing disorder. (read the story...)

Celebrate World Book Day April 23
Celebrate World Book Day on April 23 by reading with your children with a new collection of children's books that you can win from Tidy Bookcases and Usborne Books & More. (read the story...)

Movement to Prevent Hearing Loss in Teens Gains Momentum
Starkey Hearing Foundation's Listen Carefully program, which educates teens about the dangers of listening to music too loudly and aims to prevent teen hearing loss, has gained momentum. (read the story...)

Participate in Screen-Free Week as a Family
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. (read the story...)

The Importance of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
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. (read the story...)

Speak Up for Kids Campaign to Help Banish Stigma of Mental Health Care
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. (read the story...)

How Will The Affordable Care Act Affect People with Disabilities?
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. (read the story...)

NYMetroParents Receives 15 Excellence Awards from Parenting Media Association
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. (read the story...)

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...)


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