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How to Avoid Allergies and Asthma on Halloween
While witches, ghosts, and ghouls haunt us all on Halloween, children with food allergies, allergic rhinitis, and asthma also need to beware of the triggers that lurk in the holiday's candy, costumes, makeup, and decorations. Read on for tips, courtesy of the experts at www.AllergyAndAsthmaRelief.org, on how to avoid reactions that spoil spooky fun. (read the story...)

Common Sleep Disorders in Children and How to Cure Them
Experts explain how to deal with the most common youth sleep disturbances, so your child can finally get the rest she so badly needs. (read the story...)

Where to Find Professional Help for Children's Sleep Disorders in the New York Metro Area
A list of centers that provide professional help for common children's sleep disorders, such as night terrors, teeth grinding, and bed-wetting. Find professional help in NYC, Long Island, Rockland and Westchester Counties, and Fairfield County, CT. (read the story...)

Healthy After-School Snacks: Tips from 'America's Dinner Mom'
"America's Dinner Mom" Jeanne Muchnick gives parents healthy snack ideas to serve their hungry kids after school - say goodbye to the grumpies! (read the story...)

Easy, Go-To Snacks for Kids
Jeanne Muchnick, "America's Dinner Mom," offers parents a list of easy and healthy snack ideas that will appease hungry little ones. (read the story...)

How to Keep Your Family's Eyes Healthy
Have your family practice these three tips for all-around better eye health. (read the story...)

School Eye Exams: What They Detect, What They Don't
Young children can have eye problems that standard school screening tests don't pick up. Get advice on the best way to have your child's vision assessed so he can perform his best in school. (read the story...)

Hungry for Change: School Lunch and the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act
Could school lunch become your child's healthiest meal? Despite a ticking clock for legislation and budgetary constraints, some advocates think major strides can be made through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Read about the proposed changes and what you can do to help. (read the story...)

Ask the Experts: Making the Case for Meningococcal Vaccine
Dr. Pramod Narula, chairperson of the Department of Pediatrics at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, discusses what parents need to know about meningococcal disease and its vaccine. (read the story...)

Warning Signs of Autism and the Importance of Early Intervention
Information for parents on the early signs and characteristics of an autism spectrum disorder, plus advice on how and why you should act early. (read the story...)

Is There Such a Thing as 'Too Clean' When it Comes to Kids?
Disinfectants, antibacterial wipes, gel sanitizers...Pediatricians and other medical experts weigh in on whether our nation's obsession with cleanliness could lead to harmful effects for our children. (read the story...)

4 Cleanliness Habits to Teach Your Children
Teach your kids the importance of good hygiene early with these four healthy habits. (read the story...)

Child Star Candace Cameron Dishes on Healthy Eating and Being a Mom
You may remember her as D.J. Tanner on the popular 80’s TV show, Full House, but actress Candace Cameron Bure is all grown up! The actress has three children with husband—and hockey player—Valerie Bure, and is back for a second season of the ABC Family show Make It Or Break It. NY Metro Parents sat down with Candace to find out how she’s celebrating the 30th anniversary of the iconic juice box, how she juggles motherhood and a career and finds time to make sure her family eats healthy. (read the story...)

How to Encourage Your Daughter to Be Phyiscally Active
As a parent, you have a responsibility to encourage physical activity in your children. Daughters especially benefit from this kind of support. Read our tips for moms and dads on how you can instill a love of physical activity and encourage sports participation in your child. (read the story...)

The Long-Term Benefits of Sports for Girls
New research shows that joining athletics may be a catalyst for success in other areas of life, especially for young girls. (read the story...)

A Tonsillectomy Tale: Should My Child Have Surgery?
Follow one mother's journey to find out if surgery is the right choice for her 5-year-old daughter. (read the story...)

How to Get Your Kids to Try New Foods
Is your child a picky eater? We asked the experts, including health counselors and nutritionists, for their best tips on how to get your child to eat (and like!) new - and healthy - foods. (read the story...)

How to Prepare Your Family for Ocean Swimming
Consult our tips before you head to the shore this summer, and be confident that your children are prepared for swimming in the ocean. (read the story...)

The United States Lifesaving Association's Top 10 Swimming Safety Tips
While some of these tips are basic and others are aimed at moms and dads explicitly, these reminders could save a life. (read the story...)

How to Protect Yourself Against the Sun - in Style!
We get healthy vitamin D from the sun, but too many rays can cause harm. Protect yourself in style this summer with our top picks for fashionable moms, including the best sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats. (read the story...)

Outdoor Summer Safety for Kids
Tips for parents: Keep your children protected against outdoor hazards this summer, from bugs and burns to slips and scrapes. (read the story...)

New Dad? Time for a New Car!
As a new dad, you may need to consider updating your car to a model more appropriate for carting precious cargo. Author and fellow father Martyn Cox offers advice on what to look for in a family vehicle. Plus, consult our list for car seat inspection sites in your area. (read the story...)

How to Protect Your Young Athlete: Sports Gear and Equipment
All sports, whether contact-based or otherwise, harbor the potential for injury. Read on for tips on how to keep your little athlete safe on the field and out of the emergency room. (read the story...)

How to Make Dinnertime Doable When You're a Busy Mom
Author Jeanne Muchnick offers practical tips for busy moms on how to make dinnertime easier. (read the story...)

Start Talking Sex With Your Kids Early: Their Lives Depend on It
Find out why you should open up the conversation about sex early on with your kids. Get tips from experts like Dr. Laura Berman, author of "Talking to Your Kids About Sex: Turning 'the Talk' Into a Conversation for Life." (read the story...)


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