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The Best of the Rest of the Web
by NYMetroParents Staff - November 26, 2013

From the NYMetroParents December issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting facts and quotes from the web and the world of parenting.


Ask the Expert: How To Choose A Guardian For Your Children
by NYMetroParents Staff - November 26, 2013

Attorney Laura J. Burns shares her insight about estate planning, from preparing the right documents to protect your family, to choosing a guardian for your children should an unforeseen circumstance occur.


Ask the Expert: How Can I Tell If My Child Has Food Poisoning?
by NYMetroParents Staff - November 25, 2013

It can be tough to tell the difference between food poisoning and a stomach bug, but doctors recommend similar treatment for both illnesses. Read on for tips from a pediatrician on how to treat food poisoning in kids and when to bring your child to the doctor.


Tips to Help Kids Use Technology Safely
by NYMetroParents Staff - November 25, 2013

A recent study shows that more and younger children are using technology. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association provides safety tips for children using technology, headphone safety tips for children, and signs of childhood hearing loss.


Ask the Expert: How Should a Parent Respond When a Child wants to Quit his Sports Team?
by NYMetroParents Staff - November 22, 2013

Sometimes kids outgrow a sport, and that's okay. We asked the owner of Soccer by Coach Fher how to navigate the transition if your athlete decides they want to quit the team.


Lanyard Ladies Win $20,000 on 'Bethenny'
by NYMetroParents Staff - November 21, 2013

The Lanyard Ladies, a mom-owned business based in East Rockaway on Long Island, was named the winner of the Bethenny in Your Business $20K Giveaway. The business received a check for $20,000 on an episode of "Bethenny."


Sandy Hook Parents Launch Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
by NYMetroParents Staff - November 21, 2013

Sandy Hook Promise, an organization founded by Newtown residents and some family members who lost children and loved ones in the Newtown shooting tragedy, has launched Parents Together, a national campaign to prevent gun violence through parent education.


Tipping at the Holidays
by NYMetroParents Staff - November 21, 2013

Author and Lehigh University professor Holona Ochs discusses appropriate holiday tipping using research found by interviewing over 425 tip-earners. Follow these guidelines on tipping at the holidays to avoid a confusion-free holiday season.


Get Ugly This Holiday Season With the Annual Ugly Sweater Campaign for Cancer Research
by NYMetroParents Staff - November 20, 2013

Get 'ugly' this holiday season with Stand Up To Cancer's annual Ugly Sweater campaign and raise money for cancer research. Kids and parents can ask friends and family to sponsor their Ugliest outfits or host Ugly Sweater parties so everyone can join in on the Ugly fun.


Ask the Expert: Do You Recommend Mediation for Divorcing Parents of a Child with Special Needs?
by NYMetroParents Staff - November 18, 2013

Many attorneys suggest mediation for parents who are divorcing. We asked H. Michael Stern, Esq., MSW, an attorney and certified mediator on Long Island, how mediation can help in a divorce, especially when a child with special needs is involved.


Entrepreneurs in the Making
by NYMetroParents Staff - November 14, 2013

SPARK (Smart, Powerful, and Remarkable Kids) hosted an innovative empowerment and learning initiative event Nov. 21 at the Art Directors Club in Chelsea, which connected NYC high school students with several top entrepreneurs offering mentoring opportunities.


Ask the Expert: How Should I Treat My Child's Headache?
by NYMetroParents Staff - November 11, 2013

Wendy Anderson-Willis, M.D., a pediatrician at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH, shares what causes headaches in children and the treatments for a child's headache.


Ask the Expert: What Should I Look For When Choosing a Pediatrician for My Family?
by NYMetroParents Staff - November 08, 2013

Sanjiv Shah, M.D., chief medical officer of Fidelis Care, shares what families should look for when choosing a pediatrician, what questions to ask a pediatrician during an interview, the qualities to look for in a pediatric office, and how to switch pediatricians.


Ask the Expert: What Makes a Pediatrician a Good Fit for My Family?
by NYMetroParents Staff - November 08, 2013

We interviewed Hai Cao, M.D., a local pediatrician, to find out what qualities families should look for in a pediatrician, what to ask during a pediatrician meet-and-greet, and why his practice offers sick and well waiting rooms.


Long Island JCC Plans to Expand Its Golf Program for Those with Disabilities
by NYMetroParents Staff - November 08, 2013

The JCC of the Greater Five Towns on Long Island is planning to expand its Play Golf program, which helps kids and young adults with disabilities learn the sport of golf as they get physical exercise and develop socialization skills.


PayPal's Tips for Easy Holiday Shopping
by NYMetroParents Staff - November 08, 2013

E-commerce pioneer PayPal offers tips for using PayPal in new ways to make your hectic holiday shopping easier.


The Warning Signs and Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
by NYMetroParents Staff - November 06, 2013

In honor of November being American Diabetes Month, Healthyroads, a health services organization, shares five warning signs of type 2 diabetes and three steps to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.


Gourmet Rice Crispy Treats with a Social Conscience
by NYMetroParents Staff - November 05, 2013

Treat House, a gourmet rice crispy treat bakery, opened to sell its desserts on the Upper West Side. Treat House is a business that gives back to the community by donating to the Food Bank for New York City.


15 Tips to Prevent Kitchen Fires When Cooking
by NYMetroParents Staff - November 05, 2013

Two out of every five home fires start in the kitchen. We've got 15 tips to keep your family safe and prevent kitchen fires, especially during the busy food-based holiday season.


Caregivers Frequently Administer Kids' Asthma Medication Incorrectly
by NYMetroParents Staff - November 04, 2013

A new study done at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore shows that the majority of caregivers administer children's asthma medication using an incorrect technique.


Fad Diets Can Cause More Harm Than Help to Young Children
by NYMetroParents Staff - November 04, 2013

Pediatrician and childhood obesity specialist Dyan Hes, M.D., reveals that certain fad diets can cause more harm than good to young children due to missing proper nutrients for growing children. Healthy portion sizes and eating in moderation are appropriate ways for children to stay healthy.


Planned Parenthood Launches Apps to Help Teens Make Healthy Decisions
by NYMetroParents Staff - November 04, 2013

Planned Parenthood Federation of America recently launched nine interactive tools online to help teens make healthy decisions, which incorporate age-appropriate sex education. The tools help teens start conversations about sex and dating with their parents, tips to avoid risky sexual situations, and help them better plan their future.


2013 Thanksgiving Events for Kids in NYC
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 31, 2013

Check out these fun and low-cost things to do with kids for Thanksgiving in New York City, including turkey-themed crafts, the Thanksgiving Day Parade, and holiday shows in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.


Free Screenings at Licenders Can Detect Lice Early
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 30, 2013

Head lice can run rampant during the school and Halloween seasons. New York City, Connecticut, and Long Island-area salon Licenenders is offering free screenings to combat the spread of lice, and can provide information regarding pesticide-free lice treatment.


Get into the Spooky Spirit with a Disney Halloween Playlist
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 30, 2013

Celebrate Halloween with the sounds of the holiday, brought to you by your favorite Disney characters. Songs from Danny Elfman and the Nightmare Before Christmas, Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and classic Disney villains are sure to get your kids into the spooky spirit.



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