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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.
If your child has a cold, should you send her to school? Learn 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If your child isn't comfortable or gets upset about being in front of the camera, it can be difficult to get the photos you want. Here, a seasoned child photographer shares some secrets for calming camera-shy kids.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Local experts share ways you can help your child face their fears and tame their anxiety about visiting the dentist, plus how to help a dental visit go smoothly for a child with special needs.
Lawrence Dinkes, D.D.S., shares when your child should stop sucking her thumb, as well as when you should be worried about grinding teeth, and what a bluegrass appliance is.
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.
Kids having braces is a common thing these days, so 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.
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.
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.
A certified orthotist explains what scoliosis is and its causes, the signs of scoliosis, dangers of the disorder, and how it is treated.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maja Djordjevic, M.D., director of pediatrics at Nyack Hospital, shares toy safety hazards to keep in mind when shopping for kids of any age.