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Ask the Expert: Braces, Bullying, and Self-Esteem
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 18, 2014

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.

Ask the Expert: Is Homeschooling Right for My Child?
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 18, 2014

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.

Teen Pro Race Car Driver Plans Project Yellow Light Race to Raise Awareness of Distracted Driving Dangers
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 17, 2014

Three brothers are signing up teens from high schools in Fairfield County, CT, and Westchester County, NY, for the second annual Project Yellow Light Race in Mount Kisco, NY, a scholarship competition that will raise awareness of the dangers or distracted driving.

Guiding Principles of Parenting The Dolphin Way
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 11, 2014

Dr. Shimi Kang, author of The Dolphin Way: A Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy, and Motivated Kids-Without Turning into a Tiger, advocates these seven guiding principles of parenting the Dolphin Way.

Motivate Your Kids with The Dolphin Way
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 11, 2014

In her upcoming book, The Dolphin Way: A Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy, and Motivated Kids–Without Turning into a Tiger (Tarcher/Penguin May 2014), Dr. Shimi Kang explains what motivates us and how we can motivate our kids.

7 Recipes for a Delicious Easter Brunch
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 10, 2014

Hosting a brunch or lunch for Easter? Try these delicious recipes for glazed pineapple ham bites, cheesy bacon and egg brunch casserole, individual cheese and herb stratas, apple butter breakfast cake, and ham, apple, and cheddar crepes.

Supermodel Niki Taylor Helps March of Dimes Kick Off 2014 March for Babies at NY Stock Exchange
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 09, 2014

Supermodel and mom of four Niki Taylor visited NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and the New York Stock Exchange to show her support and help kick off the 2014 March of Dimes' March for Babies, which will be held in nearly 700 communities at the end of April.

Local Easter Egg Hunts and Springtime Family Fun
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 10, 2014

The New York metro area has many places for families to enjoy fun Easter events for kids. Whether you're looking for a traditional local Easter egg hunt or an Easter Bunny meet and greet, we've got you covered.

Study Shows Frequent Facebook Use Linked to Eating Disorder Risk
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 03, 2014

A recent study done at Florida State University shows the link between frequent Facebook use and the risk of eating disorders in girls because Facebook can negatively affect self-image.

Concussion Risk in Soccer is As High As in Football
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 02, 2014

Although soccer isn't a high-contact sport like football, children who play soccer are just as likely to get a concussion. Matthew Pecci, M.D., shares what causes concussions in soccer and how coaches can help prevent them.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Kids Are Weird, Multitasking, and Work-Flex Benefits
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 01, 2014

From the April 2014 issues of NYMetroParents comes a selection of funny and thoughtful quotes about the benefits of flexible work options, women and multitasking, fussy eaters, and the wonderful weirdness of kids.

Go Wild for National Park Week
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 01, 2014

Go wild for national parks during National Park Week, April 19-27. Celebrate with free admission and special events across the country. The theme encourages visitors to "go wild" for history, nature, culture, wildlife, and fun in America’s national parks.

Kars4Kids Launches Kids4Kars “Kid Donation” Awareness Campaign on April Fools’ Day
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 01, 2014

As an awareness campaign to encourage parents to focus on their children when spending time with them, national car donation charity Kars4Kids announced the launch of its new division Kids4Kars, a kid donation program, on April Fool's Day.

4 Tips for Creating a Healthier Easter for Kids
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 28, 2014

Chocolate bunnies aren't exactly the healthiest Easter treat, but that doesn't mean they should be withheld altogether. Childhood obesity expert, Dr. Dyan Hes, offers 4 tips to creating healthier Easter baskets that kids will love.

Less Doing, More Living: Q-and-A with author Ari Meisel
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 28, 2014

In his book Less Doing More Living, author Ari Meisel outlines a series of 21st century life-hacks designed to help individuals manage stress and spend more time doing the things they enjoy.

NYMetro Special Parent Spring/Summer 2014 Table of Contents
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 24, 2014

The Spring/Summer 2014 issue of NYMetro Special Parent magazine focuses on The Future for children with disabilities and their families. Read essays, profiles of local individuals with special needs, and helpful articles on transitioning from pediatric to adult health care, adult housing for those with disabilities, the value of overnight respite, and much more.

The Future for Children with Special Needs: Four Unique Perspectives
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 21, 2014

A young girl with autism, a sibling to two brothers on the spectrum, and two parents of children with disabilities share their unique perspectives on what the future will be like for their loves ones with special needs.

How to Build a DNA Kit for Your Child
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 20, 2014

Having a current child ID kit enables parents to provide immediate and essential information for the search, recover, and rescue of a missing child. Follow these tips to build a DNA kit for your child.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Max Gamer, an Accessible Icon, and Celebrating Small Milestones
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 20, 2014

From the NYMetro Special Parent Spring/Summer 2014 issues comes a selection of thought-provoking quotes about special needs parenting, including one dad's take on miniscule milestones, optimism about autism, and an introduction to the new accessible icon.

Attend Free Comic Book Day At Local Comic Shops
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 19, 2014

Attend Free Comic Book Day at local comic shops on Saturday, May 3 for free comic books and fun activities.

Everyday Heroes: Inspiring Individuals with Disabilities
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 18, 2014

Meet seven area individuals whose special needs, from cerebral palsy to Down syndrome, have not defined them. Their families deserve plenty of credit for their achievements, for sure, yet it's their heart, determination, and personality that deserve to be emulated.

Everyday Heroes: Meet Courtney Raible
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 18, 2014

Busy, busy: With a four-day-a-week job, a regular volunteering gig, volleyball, bingo, theater, and more, this developmentally delayed young lady is never bored, and always determined.

Everyday Heroes: Meet Joshua Eber
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 18, 2014

Joshua Eber, an accomplished Rockland-based actor who happens to have Down syndrome, is a role model and a downright happy guy. Joshua has defied many medical expectations throughout his life in order to pursue his passion for performing.

Camp Fire USA Encourages Adults to Celebrate Children
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 18, 2014

On what has been dubbed Absolutely Incredible Kid Day, Camp Fire USA, a national youth program, asks adults across America to write a letter to encourage kids in their lives.

Eastern Jungle Gym Swing Set Giveaway
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 13, 2014

Eastern Jungle Gym, a leading manufacturer of cedar swing sets, is kicking off their "Swing Into Spring" swing set giveaway contest. Read below for your chance to win an Eastern Jungle Gym swing set.

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