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How to Throw an Allergy-Friendly Children's Birthday Party

How to Throw an Allergy-Friendly Children's Birthday Party

Even if your child doesn't have allergies, chances are at least one of his friends suffers. Lori Sandler, founder of the allergen-free Divvies Bakery and author of "The Divvies Bakery Cookbook," offers parents tips on how to throw an inclusive, safe, and fun birthday party for all guests.

How to Maintain Your Marriage While Caring for a Child with Special Needs

How to Maintain Your Marriage While Caring for a Child with Special Needs

One mom opens up about how she keeps her relationship with her husband healthy and stable while caring for an autistic child.

How to Avoid Allergies and Asthma on Halloween

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.

Common Sleep Disorders in Children and How to Cure Them

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.

Where to Find Professional Help for Children's Sleep Disorders in the New York Metro Area

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.

Healthy After-School Snacks: Tips from 'America's Dinner Mom'

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!

Easy, Go-To Snacks for Kids

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.

How to Keep Your Family's Eyes Healthy

How to Keep Your Family's Eyes Healthy

Have your family practice these three tips for all-around better eye health.

School Eye Exams: What They Detect, What They Don't

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.

Hungry for Change: School Lunch and the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

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.

Ask the Experts: Making the Case for Meningococcal Vaccine

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.

Warning Signs of Autism and the Importance of Early Intervention

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.

Is There Such a Thing as 'Too Clean' When it Comes to Kids?

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.

4 Cleanliness Habits to Teach Your Children

4 Cleanliness Habits to Teach Your Children

Teach your kids the importance of good hygiene early with these four healthy habits.

Child Star Candace Cameron Dishes on Healthy Eating and Being a Mom

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.

How to Encourage Your Daughter to Be Phyiscally Active

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.

The Long-Term Benefits of Sports for Girls

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.

A Tonsillectomy Tale: Should My Child Have Surgery?

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.

How to Get Your Kids to Try New Foods

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.

How to Prepare Your Family for Ocean Swimming

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.

The United States Lifesaving Association's Top 10  Swimming Safety Tips

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.

How to Protect Yourself Against the Sun - in Style!

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.

Outdoor Summer Safety for Kids

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.

New Dad? Time for a New Car!

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.

How to Protect Your Young Athlete: Sports Gear and Equipment

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.




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