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7 Tips for Trick-or-Treating with Your Toddler
Happy Halloween! For younger kids and babies, trick-or-treating is a new experience and it can be a little frightening or overwhelming if they aren’t prepared for what’s to come. Make sure baby stays warm and comfy for a smooth experience with these seven tips and tricks for your Halloween night out. (read the story...)

Shopping Tips to Save Money This Halloween
In preparation for the “spooktacular” holiday of Halloween, Better Business Bureau Serving Metropolitan New York urges consumers to exercise caution when shopping for holiday deals. Follow these tips to avoid costly shopping mistakes. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: When to Keep Your Child Home Sick from School
We spoke to Sandyha Katz, M.D., board-certified in pediatric and pediatric emergency medicine and an emergency medical associate of Nyack Hospital Emergency Department in Nyack, shares what cold symptoms you can send your child to school with, when to keep your sick child home, and when they can go back to school after being sick. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How to Help Your Child Keep Up With School When Home Sick
When your child stays home from school due to illness, they will miss learning, but they don't need to fall behind other students. Ann Dolin, M.Ed., founder and president of Educational Connections Inc., shares how to help your child stay on track at school, keep her from feeling behind, and what to do if the teacher doesn't send work home. (read the story...)

Trick-or-Treat Etiquette for Parents on Halloween
When accompanying your child to trick-or-treat on Halloween, there are some etiquette guidelines to keep in mind, including using good manners and not taking too much candy. Modern manners and etiquette expert Diane Gottsman shares her trick-or-treat rules for parents. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What is an Enterovirus and How Can I Protect My Child?
A pediatrician explains what you need to know about enterovirus, including symptoms and strains to look out for, and how to protect your kids and family from enterovirus 68, coxsackievirus, and other strains this winter. (read the story...)

Answers to Common Questions Parents Have About Homework
Some common questions parents have about homework include how to prevent procrastination, how much should parents help, and how to prevent homework meltdowns. We've got the answers to those questions and more from local experts. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Should I Know About Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
Jason Goldberg, owner of the Westhcester-based Accel Health & Safety and an American Safety & Health Institute instructor, shares the differences between heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest, as well as how to help someone having a heart attack or going into sudden cardiac arrest. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Should I Know About CPR and CPR Training?
Jason Goldberg, owner of the Westhcester-based Accel Health & Safety and an American Safety & Health Institute instructor, shares information about CPR, including what CPR is, why it's important to take CPR and first aid training courses, and how to administer CPR properly. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What are the Booster Seat Requirements for Kids?
Before considering graduating your child from a booster seat in the car, make sure you know the child car seat and booster seat requirements to keep your son or daughter safe on the road. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: At What Age Can Children Legally Sit in the Front Seat?
Before you let your child sit in the front seat of your car after calling "Shotgun," make sure you know how old your child should be before they become a front-seat passenger to stay safe in the car. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Make a Summer Birthday Special for My Child?
Despite enjoying the warm weather, having a summer birthday can be hard for your child because of vacation schedules. We spoke to Deanna Magenheim, owner of Let’s Gogh Art in Manhattan, a kid’s art and entertainment company, on how to make a summer birthday extra special for your child. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How to Choose a Bike Helmet
Bike riding is a great warm-weather activity, and wearing a helmet is the most important part of bike safety. Sandhya Katz Katz, M.D., an emergency medicine physician at Nyack Hospital, shares tips to pick a properly fitting bike helmet. (read the story...)

Help Your Child Tame Their Anxiety at the Dentist
Local experts share ways you can help your child face their fears and tame their anxiety about visiting the dentist, plus where to find dental social stories for children with special needs. (read the story...)

Ask the Experts: When Should I Encourage My Child to Stop Sucking Her Thumb?
Lawrence Dinkes, D.D.S., shares when your child should stop sucking her thumb to prevent bad oral health, as well as when you should be worried about grinding teeth, and what a bluegrass appliance is. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What is a Safe Age to Let My Child Whiten His Teeth?
Alex Shvartsman, D.D.S., of Long Island Center for Healthier Dentistry, shares what age is appropriate for children to begin whitening their teeth, the best over-the-counter whitening products, and how teeth whitening works. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: Braces, Bullying, and Self-Esteem
Kids having braces is a common thing these days, but why are they still being bullied? We spoke to Jill M. Emanuele, Ph.D., from the Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute to find out why and how we can help build kids' self-esteem. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: Is Homeschooling Right for My Child?
A homeschooling expert weighs in on choosing the right curriculum for your child, homeschooling more than one child in your home, and more about teacher-supported distance learning so you can find out if homeschooling is right for your child. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Is a SpineCor Brace?
A certified orthotist explains the SpineCor brace, how it's different from other back braces, and how it's used to treat scoliosis in children and teens. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Is Scoliosis and How Is It Treated?
A certified orthotist explains what scoliosis is and its causes, the signs of scoliosis, dangers of the disorder, and how it is treated. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Help My Child Balance Piano Practice and Homework?
The director of a local music school offers tips on how to help kids balance piano practice with their homework by carving out specific times for both after school and then sticking with it. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: Advice for Coaching Your Child's Team
Soccer Friends USA co-owner and coach Sean Peckett kicks up great advice for coaching youth sports teams, from tips for coaching your own kids to promoting good sportsmanship for every athlete on the team. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What do I say when my child asks, 'When will I need to know this?'
Core subjects have real world applications in every child's future. Parents and teachers play an important role in motivating kids and helping them understand why school work is an investment. (read the story...)

'The Best Advice I Ever Got': How to Cope with a Special Needs Diagnosis
Eleven parents of kids with special needs, all of whom have become experts in the special needs field, share the greatest wisdom they received that helped them cope after their children were diagnosed with disabilities. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Safety Hazards Should I Keep in Mind When Buying Toys?
Maja Djordjevic, M.D., director of pediatrics at Nyack Hospital, shares toy safety hazards to keep in mind to buy safe toys for young children and older children. (read the story...)


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