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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 (18)

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

95 Days of Summer: Fun Things to Do Every Day with Your Kids

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

All the World's a Stage: When the Princess Plays a Boy

When her child scores an unexpected part in the play, this mom learns a lesson about treating her daughter like a girly-girl.

Nov. 17, 2014

Seven Vacations for Families with Children with Special Needs

Traveling with children can be a challenge, but traveling with children with special needs can be even more challenging. Here are seven vacations, including Autism on the Seas and AdventureSmith, that cater to special needs to make your vacation an actual vacation, plus tips for traveling with a wheelchair.

Oct. 08, 2014

Family Vacation in Albuquerque, New Mexico

One mom ventures to Albuquerque, New Mexico for a family vacation with authentic New Mexican cuisine, a trip to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, an up-close encounter with alpacas, and a ride on the Sandia Peak Tramway, all on a family-friendly budget.

Sep. 10, 2014

The Best Toys for Kids with Special Needs - 2010 Gift Guide

Check out our top toy picks for special kids this holiday season. Then take a look at the 2010 Toys 'R' Us Guide for Differently-Abled Kids.

Nov. 17, 2010


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