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Christina Vercelletto

Christina Vercelletto

Christina Vercelletto is a lifelong south-shore Long Islander. She currently resides in Babylon with her husband, three children, and a morbidly obese calico. A media veteran, Christina has held editorial positions at Babytalk, Parenting, Scholastic Parent & Child, Woman's Day, and FamilyFun. She's been a frequent guest on Today, The View, and Good Morning America.

Email: editor@nymetroparents.com

Christina Vercelletto Articles (24)

Best-Kept Secrets of the Intrepid

Whether you have a preschooler, a grade-schooler, a teen, or all three, the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum will teach and thrill with exhibits, simulators, and hands-on fun.

Jul. 01, 2015

Amazing High School Graduation Gifts

Stumped for what to get that soon-to-be high school grad you adore? We rounded up a unique collection of personal, practical, perfect presents.

Jun. 19, 2015

Awesome Middle School Graduation Gifts

End-of-eighth-graders are not exactly easy to buy for. And you're invited to a middle school graduation party. No worries. We sussed out ideal gifts, whether you want to spend a little or a lot.

Jun. 17, 2015

Cool Elementary School Graduation Gifts

Is a special child graduating from elementary school this month? Whether it's your own child, a favorite niece or nephew, or that sweet kid who lives next door, we've got the perfect present.

Jun. 17, 2015

Fun Gifts for a Favorite Teacher

It's the end of the school year, and you know what that means...a gift for the teacher! No need to resort to a gift card with these unique gold-star finds.

Jun. 10, 2015

Goodies for an Easier, Healthier, Better Summer Vacation

Gear up for your family's getaway with our sunny, smart finds. Whether you're headed to the beach, going on a road trip to grandma's, or anywhere in between, we've got the goods to make it a little more fun.

Jun. 08, 2015

Hope on Wheels: Battling Pediatric Cancer

We were inspired to learn more about fighting pediatric cancer after the Hyundai Hope on Wheels event.

May. 20, 2015

Something Awesome To Do with Kids Every Day this Summer!

Keep the kids entertained during summer vacation without breaking the bank! There are 95 days of summer--make each one count with our list of 95 fun things to do with your family in the New York City area, from must-do family trips to cool craft projects and beyond.

May. 18, 2015

A Teen Discovers a Passion for Photography in Fort Myers and Sanibel

Keeping a 15-year-old boy happy on a family vacation isn't always easy. So it made this mom's trip to watch her son come alive through photography in Fort Myers and Sanibel, Florida.

May. 18, 2015

Father's Day Gift Ideas Hand-Picked for Every Type of Dad

We've found the greatest Father's Day gift ideas—no matter who you're buying for, from grandfathers and uncles to dads of toddlers to teens. No more last-minute guessing this year!

May. 18, 2015

Older Kids Can Be Their Own Self Advocates

As teens move through school, it's not always easy for parents to let go and encourage children to take responsibility for their own success. Beverly Baker, co-director of the National Center for Family Professional Partnerships’ KASA project, offers advice on how to approach empowering your maturing child.

Apr. 28, 2015

Emergency Medical Plan for Parents of Special Needs Children

If you are the parent of a child with special needs, our (easy) emergency medical care checklist will put your mind at ease.

Apr. 27, 2015

How to Ease the Kindergarten Transition for Children with Learning Disabilities

The move from preschool to the ‘big school’ rarely goes off without a hitch for any child, but for one with learning disabilities, it can be especially challenging. How can you help? Try these ideas from Sarah Birnbaum, a special needs consultant in New York City.

Apr. 27, 2015

Choosing the Best School to Send Your Child with Special Needs

One of the first—and most important—decisions you’ll have to make as the parent of a child with a learning disability or other special needs is what school your child will attend. Find answers to common questions that go into the decision making process.

Apr. 27, 2015

Mother's Day Gift Ideas Hand-Picked for Every Type of Mom

We've found the greatest Mother's Day gift ideas this year—no matter who you're buying for, from grandmothers and aunts to your stylish sister and sentimental bestie. Don't forget to drop a hint for yourself!

Apr. 23, 2015

Best-Kept Secrets of the Cradle of Aviation Museum

Whether you have a preschooler, a grade-schooler, a teen, or all three, the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City will teach and thrill with exhibits on Long Island's history of flight and interactive flying simulators.

Apr. 20, 2015

Your Ultimate Guide to Raising Happy Kids in Nassau County

Whether you just moved to Nassau County, Long Island, or just became a parent, here's everything you need to know about raising kids in the area, from Garden City to Glen Cove, Hempstead, Mineola, Oyster Bay, and beyond.

Mar. 31, 2015

Your Ultimate Guide to Raising Happy Kids in Suffolk County

Whether you just moved to Suffolk County or just became a parent, here's everything you need to know about raising kids in Brookhaven, Farmingville, Hauppauge, Huntington, Riverhead, Smithtown, Syosset, Yaphank, and beyond.

Mar. 31, 2015

Tips for Making Your First Family Cruise Smooth Sailing

We've got specific advice on how to make a family cruise stress-free and cost less. Our cruise-planning secrets will make sure your next sailing is easy and memorable from booking to disembarking.

Feb. 26, 2015

Meet the Editor: Christina Vercelletto

Get to know Christina Vercelletto, NYMetroParents' Editor at Large, who is a New York native and lives with her family on Long Island.

Feb. 02, 2015


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