Your child's friends and relationships have more of an effect on his schoolwork and grades than you may think. Kids with a positive social life tend to perform better academically. Vera Borukhov, a Queens tutor and teacher, offers tips on how to help your child succeed in school by developing the right friendships.
Silvana Clark, aka The Fun Consultant, offers parents creative tips on how to make chores fun - or at least more tolerable - for kids. Drawing tips from her book "Fun-Filled Parenting," Clark explains how to help kids of all ages - from toddlers to teens - put a positive spin on chores and establish a good work ethic early on.
Millions of families each year face the question of how to pay for college. And it’s not one that’s easily answered without the help of some kind of financial aid. A survey by The Princeton Review found that 86 percent of college applicants and parents of applicants said that financial aid would be "very necessary."
With the unemployment rate hovering around 24 percent for teenagers, many may have to work extra hard to grab that part-time summer job this year. Here, Joseph Peri, president of Junior Achievement New York, offers teens advice on how to land a summer position in a tough economy.
Cleveland Browns Running Back Peyton Hillis is Selected to be Pictured on the Cover of Madden NFL 12 Video Game
Attention all football and video game fanatics, the voting has ended. Electronic Arts Inc. announced April 26 that Peyton Hillis, running back for the Cleveland Browns, was selected by millions of fans across the country to grace the cover of the Madden NFL 12 football video game. Hillis, a No. 10 seed, defeated former Madden NFL 04 cover athlete and No. 3 seed Michael Vick (QB, Eagles) in the finals of an unprecedented campaign with ESPN.com and SportsNation that allowed fans to determine, by an online vote that was open to the public, the football player to be featured on the cover of Madden NFL 12 when the game launches on August 30.
Scientists stress hazard-detection training is needed to keep teen drivers safe.
Safe and fun hangouts for teenagers and sanity-saving support for parents of teens in Fairfield County, CT.
Safe and fun hangouts for teenagers and sanity-saving support for parents of teens in Rockland County, NY.
Safe and fun hangouts for teenagers and sanity-saving support for parents of teens in Westchester County, NY.
Safe and fun hangouts for teenagers in Brooklyn.
Safe and fun hangouts for teenagers in Queens.
Safe and fun hangouts for teenagers and sanity-saving support for parents of teens in Manhattan.
Safe and fun hangouts, including library and YMCA centers, for teenagers in Nassau County, Long Island.
Safe and fun hangouts for teenagers and sanity-saving support for parents of teens in Suffolk County, Long Island.
Find safe, fun hangouts and activities for teenagers in the New York metro area as well as support workshops and programs for parents of teens.
From wearing shorts in winter to procrastinating beyond reason, teenage behavior is puzzling and often infuriating. In this personal essay, one mom tries to crack the mystery of her teen daughter's behavior and offers advice to other parents of adolescents.
Most parents (and virtually all pre-teens and teens) know Nick Jonas as the curly-haired, youngest member of the well-liked pop band, the Jonas Brothers.
Check out these tips from author and former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Joseph Califano, author of "How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid: The Straight Dope for Parents."
Breaking down the myths of acne will best prepare you to help your teenage combat breakouts. And if your skin is having trouble, the same advice applies.
One in five teens use a credit card. It's more important than ever for families to eliminate rash spending.
When are children ready for an allowance? How much should it be?
Nicole Grosser, from Westchester, New York, knows what she wanted to do since her first hockey game with the Westchester Mariners. Her love of the sport is a family affair. Her father and older brother played hockey and she became interested in it too. With the Mariners she learned about sportsmanship, team spirit, goaltending, and respect for the game.
Jonas Brothers' member Nick Jonas has been battling diabetes for the past three years. Read more of his story here.
How to help your child overcome shyness.
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