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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.

7 Creative Pumpkin Recipes from a Celebrity Caterer
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 30, 2013

Celebrity caterer Andrea Correale presents recipes for 7 creative pumpkin dishes, including dinner recipes for pumpkin lasagna, pumpkin seafood chowder, and pumpkin ravioli, and dessert recipes for pumpkin pie trifle and pumpkin ice cream sandwiches.

Jericho Brain Training Center Offers Discount for Struggling Learners
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 29, 2013

Jericho's LearningRx is offering help for students who are struggling to learn in school. Any struggling student who wants to improve their bad report card will receive a discount on a brain skills assessment if they bring in a copy of their bad report card.

Turn Pictures of Yourself into Vampires and Demons with PicMonkey
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 28, 2013

PicMonkey, a free online photo editor, shares step-by-step directions for adding demon eyes to your photo to make yourself into a vampire or demon for a spooky Halloween profile picture.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Handle My Tween's Mysterious Halloween Behavior?
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 28, 2013

We spoke to Nicholas Strouse, LCSW, of Westport Family Counseling to get tips on handling tween's embarrassment of dressing up for Halloween, talking to your tween or teen about their inappropriate costume, and how to handle your teens mischievous Halloween behavior and pulling pranks on others.

Where to Get Help If You Think Your Teen Is Using Drugs
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 25, 2013

If you suspect your teen is using drugs or drinking alcohol, there are places you can turn to for help. Here is a list of substance abuse resources in the New York metro area, including Rockland, Westchester, Fairfield, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Twitter Talk, Girl Scouts, and Connecting with Kids on Social Media
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 24, 2013

From the NYMetroParents November 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 Can I Help My Child Get the Most Out of Tutoring?
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 24, 2013

We asked the experts at Tutors on Wheels for advice on how to help kids get the most out of their tutoring sessions, including how to motivate your child to do additional work at home.

Grave Mistake: Don't Get Tricked When Buying Halloween Costumes
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 22, 2013

Whether their children wear them one time or all year round, parents are looking to get the best deal out of Halloween costumes. The Better Business Bureau of New York offers tips for those buying or renting their Halloween gear from pop-up and year round costume shops.

Long Island Modeling Agency Charged with Scamming Families Out of More than $250,000
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 21, 2013

Employees of New Faces Development Center, Inc. and Model Talent Development Corp., based in Hicksville, Long Island, are charged with defrauding dozens of clients out of more than $250,000. An arrest warrant is out for the business's CEO.

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