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With all the economic turmoil, your family and other families may be forced to cut your holiday spending. But this should be thought of as a time to teach not only your children but also your entire family to be grateful for what they have and what the holidays are really about. Which ever holiday you celebrate, be it Christmas or Hanukah, your children will get so much more from volunteering at a holiday center then a material object.
I admit it. I love the holiday season, which seems to be getting longer each year. I love it all! But what I don’t like is that all the material aspects of ‘the season’ are making it more difficult for me — and you — to instill in our children a deeper, more spiritual feeling connected to whichever holiday we observe
For most families, the holidays represent a time to be with relatives, children, parents and family and celebrate. For a special needs family the holidays can create overwhelming stress.
Manhattan resident Katie Danziger never imagined she would develop a new problem-solving product for parents, but her idea soon turned into an award-winning way to take the guesswork out of cleanup.
Now the meal is over and you are going through that terrible cycle of holiday remorse. Sure, it's great to be able to indulge in some festive food favorites, but there is always that guilt afterward.
Every parent makes tough decisions that affect the entire family, and choosing the right car is no exception. Whether driving to and from after-school activities or planning a road trip, a reliable family car is crucial. But with so many makes and models to choose from, it’s good to have a process to help make a smart and safe purchase that pleases everyone – from the auto enthusiast dad to the little ones in the backseat.
October is Adopt-A-Dog month! Is your family ready for all the responsibilities of a new pet? These tips from Dr. Susan Bartell will help you decide.
Duane Reade's new line of Delish snacks have hit the shelves.
It was New Math in the 1960s, and New New Math in 1989. Rote math is no longer being taught and fundamentals have given way to new thinking strategies. Gone are the days when 8 + 7=15. Now 8 + 5 = about 15.
Read these tips we've compiled from the party planning experts on how to throw the perfect party for any age - from your child's first birthday celebration to a teenager's birthday bash.
Stay up to date on the new businesses and programs for kids opening up in Nassau County, Long Island this fall.
Sometimes these are other people’s children; sometimes, God forbid, they are our own.
Read about how Manhattan's Lynn Jawitz, mother of two, started Florisan, a full service wedding and event planning company where she designs it her way.
Stay up to date on the new places and programs for kids and families opening up in Queens this October.
Meet some of the health care professionals in the Rockland County area.
Check out some new and nifty technologies available this fall!
Bill Zimmerman's MakeBeliefsComix.com allows users to channel their feelings and forget about everyday troubles by creating their own comic strip. The site is also a learning tool for language, offering options in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Latin, and Portuguese.
New York-area parents give advice on how to cut down on school lunch expenses - without sacrificing nutrition or quality.
The most important thing to do at snack time is to rethink the words “snack food.”
Back to school means back to textbooks, homework, and backpacks, and for many kids, back to afterschool and extracurricular activities. Before the call you get at work for a forgotten sports bag becomes a daily routine, take down these tips from an organizing professional.
How about turning back-to-school shopping into a teachable moment — a real-life exercise for your kids in wants vs. needs and sticking to a budget?
If you are thinking about adding a pet to the family unit, consider learning all you can by going straight to the source—the Long Island Pet Expo.
Check out a summer camp program at St. Patrick Youth Community in Smithtown and catch 'Aladdin' at John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
One in 150 children are currently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders...one dietary therapy that has been used in treating children diagnosed with autism is a gluten-free diet.
Read about Dream Dinners for busy families, and 3D & 4D imaging at Beautiful Beginnings Motherhood Center...