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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.

NYMetroParents Wins 16 Awards at 2014 Parenting Media Association Banquet
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 11, 2014

NYMetroParents was recognized by the Parenting Media Association with 16 excellence awards at its 2014 Editorial and Design Awards Competition banquet in Philadelphia. This is a record-high number of PMA awards for NYMetroParents.

2014 Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 10, 2014

Shire, a company dedicated to helping those with life-altering conditions lead better lives, has added two scholarships to their 2014 Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship. In memory of Michael Yasick, the awards will go to students who are 25 years of age and older and are attending or returning to college as undergraduates.

Overnight Respite Programs for Children with Special Needs in the NYC Area
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 10, 2014

If your child has special needs, an overnight respite program can provide some much needed relief. Here, we put together a list of places that offer overnight respite for children in the NYC area, including Long Island and Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield counties.

'Avonte's Law' to Provide Free GPS Tracking for Children on the Autism Spectrum
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 06, 2014

The disappearance of a nonverbal Queens boy prompted a New York Senator to introduce "Avonte's Law," legislation that would provide GPS tracking free of charge for children on the autism spectrum.

Regular Family Routines May Impact Children's Social-Emotional Health
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 04, 2014

A study at the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University shows that children who sped time with their family reading books or eating dinner have higher social-emotional health, which translates to children's success in school and life.

Young NYC Tennis Players Set a Guinness World Record in Queens
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 04, 2014

More than 400 young tennis players from across NYC set a Guinness World Record on March 2 for the largest tennis lesson, which they played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens.

What is Panic Disorder and How Can I Cope?
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 04, 2014

Six million American adults suffer from sudden panic attacks each year. Francine Rosenberg, Psy.D., shares the symptoms of panic attacks and panic disorder, as well as ways to cope with panic attacks and panic disorder.

Top Six Reasons Why Kids Choose to Smoke
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 04, 2014

Michael Popkin, Ph.D., spokesperson for Real Parents Real Answers, a campaign to prevent kids from smoking, shares six reasons kids choose to smoke cigarettes.

NYC Students Featured in First-Ever White House Student Film Festival
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 03, 2014

Two second-grade students from SciTech Kids in Manhattan traveled to Washington, DC to meet President Obama and debut their short film about STEAM in the classroom at the first-ever White House Student Film Festival on Feb. 28.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Sunny Days, Family Vacations, and The Good Mother Myth
by NYMetroParents Staff - February 28, 2014

From the NYMetroParents March 2014 issues, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting quotes about parenting. This month features Mommy Shorts' musings on family vacations, an excerpt from "The Good Mother Myth," one mom's hope for sunny days ahead, and more.

Family Services of Westchester’s RideConnect Program Extends Services
by NYMetroParents Staff - February 26, 2014

Family Services of Westchester's RideConnect program has been awarded renewed funding through 2017 and extended its services to five new towns in the county, including Cortlandt, New Castle, Ossining, Peekskill, and Yorktown.

Tips for Safe Ice-Skating
by NYMetroParents Staff - February 25, 2014

Dr. Attilio Pensavalle gives safety tips on preventing ice-skating injuries when taking your kids ice skating.

Recipes for Basil Pineapple Fried Rice and Granola Banana Bran Muffins
by NYMetroParents Staff - February 14, 2014

Stuff We Like: Food. And we're sure you do too. That's why we featured four products in our March issues, including spicy pickles, a wok, granola, and good-for-you cookies. Here are two recipes, Basil Pineapple Fried Rice and Granola Banana Bran Muffins, to make using the IMUSA wok and Mona's Granola.

Mid-Winter Recess Activities for Families in the NY Metro Area
by NYMetroParents Staff - February 13, 2014

Whether your kids are just out for Presidents Day or a longer mid-winter recess, we've rounded up a slew of family activities, mini-camps, and day-camps to keep your crew entertained during their time off.

Local Craft Stores That Sell Scrapbooking Supplies
by NYMetroParents Staff - February 12, 2014

A list of craft stores in the New York metro area, including Rockland, Bergen, Westchester, Fairfield, Nassau, and Suffolk counties and Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn. where you can buy scrapbooking supplies, and even a few locations that offer scrapbooking classes.

Kohl's Cares® Scholarship Program Accepting Nominations
by NYMetroParents Staff - February 10, 2014

Kohl's Department Stores and their Kohl's Cares® Scholarship Program will award almost $400,000 in scholarships to young volunteers who have impacted their communities for the better. Read below for information on the Kohl's Cares® Scholarship Program and nominating a deserving volunteer for one of the prizes.

Survey Shows Strong Tie Between Physical and Digital Security Risks
by NYMetroParents Staff - February 07, 2014

ADT and McAffe recently released the results of a survey about the relationship between digital and physical security. The study shows that while 67 percent of smartphone users are password-protected, 49 percent of them admitted to sharing their password.

10 Tips to Tame Your Winter Allergies
by NYMetroParents Staff - February 06, 2014

Joan Lehach, M.D., who specializes in allergy, asthma, and clinical immunology at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, reveals what triggers allergy symptoms in the winter and shares 10 tips to help reduce winter allergy symptoms.

Study Shows Parents Unclear About Process of Specialist Care for Kids
by NYMetroParents Staff - February 05, 2014

University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital recently released a new National Poll on Children's Health about specialist referrals. The study shows parents are unclear about their roll in the process of specialist care for kids.

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