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DIY Halloween Costume: Duct Tape Mask and Cape
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 21, 2013

Looking for a simple last-minute Halloween costume that you can make? We've got step-by-step directions from Scotch Duct Tape for a DIY Duct Tape mask and cape.

Enter to Win a $25,000 College Fund from Jif
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 21, 2013

Jif's 12th annual Most Creative Sandwich Contest offers culinary kids a chance to win a $25,000 college fund. Enter your child chef's sandwich recipe featuring Jif Peanut Butter or any other Jif products through Nov. 8.

Halloween Treats: Eyeball Cake Pops, Monster 'Toes,' and 'Rotten' Apple Punch
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 14, 2014

Get step-by-step directions on how to make three cool treats for Halloween, including creepy cake pops that look like eyeballs, pigs in a blanket that look like monster toes, and "rotten" apple cider punch.

Little Green Monster Cupcakes
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 18, 2013

Make your favorite cupcakes and decorate them with smiling green monsters for a not-so-spooky but oh-so-festive Halloween treat. The little monsters are mostly marshmallow, but a few simple tricks turn them into mini Frankensteins!

Chomping Vampire Cookies and Vampire Cupcakes
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 18, 2013

Try these ghoulishly easy Halloween recipes for chomping vampire cookies and vampire cupcakes. If you're short on time, use ready-to-bake cookie dough and pre-made cupcakes, then decorate away to turn them into festive Halloween desserts.

The Halloween ComicFest Comes to New York City!
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 17, 2013

Kids and parents can dress up in costume and celebrate Halloween CostumeFest at their local participating comic book shop. With games, raffles, free comic books, and community enrichment, there's something for every superhero!

WNBA Star Tina Charles Hosts Sports Safety Clinic for Kids in Harlem
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 17, 2013

WNBA star Tina Charles of the Connecticut Sun teamed up with Safe Kids Worldwide to educate kids about sports injury prevention at a Sports Safety Clinic in Harlem's Riverbank State Park on Oct. 12.

DIY Halloween Face Painting: Zombie Kid
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 17, 2013

Charlotte Verrecas, author of A Big Book of Face Painting, shares instructions for her Zombie Kid face paint design, which makes a great boys Halloween costume idea.

DIY Halloween Face Painting: Sugar Puppy
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 18, 2013

Charlotte Verrecas, author of A Big Book of Face Painting, shares instructions for her adorable Sugar Puppy face painting design for a great girls Halloween costume idea.

Murray Hill Early Childhood Center Offers Preschool Practice Class
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 11, 2013

The Wee Ones Club, an early childhood learning center in Murray Hill, now offers an introduction to preschool class for young children in Manhattan.

Big Apple Circus Presents 'Luminocity' at Lincoln Center
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 17, 2013

Head to Lincoln Center for LUMINOCITY, the Big Apple Circus' all-new show starting October 25, 2013. The one-ring performance will showcase acrobats, clowns, and performers from all over the world for an awe-inspiring tribute to New York City.

Bedford Stuyvesant’s McCleary Selected as National Afterschool Ambassador
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 09, 2013

Omari McCleary, program director at Good Shepherd Services in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, has been selected as one of a dozen 2013-2014 Afterschool Ambassadors by the national Afterschool Alliance.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Remove Stuborn Halloween Makeup
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 21, 2013

We spoke to NYC dermatologist Ariel Ostad, M.D., to find out what kind of makeup to buy for children for Halloween, the best way to remove makeup, and how to prepare your child's face for makeup.

Ask the Expert: When Isn't Anesthesia Needed During Pediatric Medical Procedures?
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 08, 2013

Kelly Wagner, child life specialist at MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center in Houston, shares when anesthesia isn't necessary and how to prepare children for and keep them calm during medical procedures.

This October, Think Pink: Warning Signs of Breast Cancer
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 08, 2013

In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Healthyroads of American Specialty Health shares some of the warning signs of breast cancer and ways to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer.

Brooklyn Balloon Company Now Offering Face Painting Services
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 07, 2013

Expanding on his artistic balloon twisting service, Brooklyn Balloon Company, creator Robert Moy is now expanding his party services to include fun face painting in the New York City area.

Signs Your Child Needs a Comprehensive Eye Exam
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 07, 2013

With the use of more screens in everyday activities and school work, your child's eyes may be suffering. The American Optometric Association shares the signs of vision problems in children, how to limit the possibility of vision problems, and when your child should have comprehensive eye exams.

Celebrate Halloween With Spirit of Children
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 07, 2013

Give more than just Halloween candy this holiday season by giving back to the community and volunteering at Spirit Halloween's Spirit of Children parties at hospitals in and around the New York City area.

Ask the Expert: When Should I Get the TDAP Vaccine?
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 04, 2013

Pertussis, or whooping cough, can be serious, even fatal, for infants. The best way to protect your newborn from whooping cough is to make sure your friends and family get the TDAP vaccine. We spoke to Margaret Stillman, M.D., about the TDAP, when you should get it, and how long pertussis is contagious.

3 Ways Hypothyroidism Misdiagnosis Can Affect You
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 03, 2013

Patients who have undiagnosed or misdiagnosed hypothyroidism live with unrelieved symptoms, are prescribed unnecessary medications, and live with uncomfortable or unhealthy physical changes. Steven Hotze, M.D., says bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is an effective treatment.

Pumpkin Carving 101: Tips from Master Carver Michael Natiello
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 02, 2013

Planning to carve a jack-o'-lantern for Halloween but not sure where to start? Follow these easy pumpkin-carving tips from Michael Natiello, master carver and creative director of The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze in Westchester.

Important Information You Should Know About the 2013-2014 Flu Vaccine
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 02, 2013

To prepare for flu season, it is recommended that everyone get the flu vaccine. Montefiore Medical Center shares some important information you should know about this year's vaccine, including the two different vaccination shots.

Tips to Jump-Start Saving for Your Child's College Education
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 02, 2013

CHET, the Connecticut Higher Education Trust, shares tips for saving money for your child' college education, including determining the cost of college, setting savings goals, and opening a 529 College Savings Plan.

14th Street Y Offers Fitness Classes for Kids with Special Needs
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 02, 2013

The 14th Street Y in NYC's East Village offers the KOL Program, which includes sports, fitness, movement, and music classes for kids with autism and communication disorders or language delays.

How Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work?
by NYMetroParents Staff - September 30, 2013

Experts from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies explain what cognitive behavioral therapies are, common CBT treatment strategies, and what you can expect during and after CBT treatment sessions for anxiety or a related disorder.

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