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Come September, your children will be schlepping books, homework, and lunch boxes to and from school five days a week. Dr. Emily Dodwell, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, shares tips for choosing the best backpack and how to prevent back injuries with tips for packing and carrying a backpack.
The nanny-parent relationship is different from other working relationships. Learn how, in a few easy steps, to create a positive relationship with your nanny built on trust and communication.
The "say ten" counting method used by some math teachers is based on the way Chinese, Japanese, and South Korean children learn to count in their native languages.
Kids will love these fun educational apps that will keep them learning even during the summer months. Dr. Levy's 5 picks include apps for kids ages 4-16 that help build reading and math skills.
Emily Levy, Ed.D., founder and director of EBL Coaching, provides tips and fun and educational activities to help prevent summer brain drain in your children and prepare for the new school year.
Stefanie Wolf, Au.D., a clinical audiologist at Audiology of Nassau County in Rockville Centre, explains what swimmers ear is, what causes swimmers ear, the symptoms of swimmers ear, and how to treat and prevent swimmers ear.
Let’s face it: Some of us are clueless about math, let alone the “new” math children are learning in school. And the homework can be even more confusing. Raymond J. Huntington, Ph.D., co-founder of Huntington Learning Center, shares what types of homework you should expect your elementary school-aged child to be assigned.
Relish in the opportunity to show off your clean and clutter-free home with these six tips for organizing and getting rid of the clutter in your home.
Teens applying to college should avoid this common mistake when writing their college application essays. Plus, heed advice from a writing expert on how to craft a stand-out essay.
Amber LoRe, a baby and toddler sleep consultant with The Baby Sleep Site, helps you figure out why your toddler is waking up so early during the summer, and how to get them to sleep later.
Does your child exhibit behaviors that you think could be indicators of an ADHD diagnosis? George Sachs, Psy.D., shares ADHD symptoms and behaviors to look for, as well as the difference between ADHD and ADD.
Bringing home your new infant can be intimidating, especially driving in a car with a newborn. Here's expert advice for new parents who are nervous about driving with infants, including car safety and checking your car seat for proper instillation.
Carla Naumburg, Ph.D., author of "Parenting in the Present Moment," shares what mindfulness is and how parents can apply it in messy real life situations.
Robert Bernstein, owner of Mathnasium of Bay Ridge, shares what parents can do to help their child who is struggling with math overcome their homework frustration.
An associate psychologist with the DHD and Disruptive Behavior Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute shares how to deal with family that doesn't believe a child's special needs diagnosis, and how to help them understand.
Did you send your kids to summer camp? You may be able to write off the expense on your taxes. Find out if your child's summer camp qualifies for Child and Dependent Care Credit.
Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D., author of "Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence," shares why adolescence lasts for a longer period of time now than ever before, and how you can help guide your teen through positive influences.
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.
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.