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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.

11 Tips to Build Your Retirement Savings
by NYMetroParents Staff - February 04, 2014

Do you know how much you need to save for your retirement? Here are 11 tips, including figuring our your retirement costs and understanding Social Security benefits, to build your retirement savings.

Study Shows Kids More Comfortable with Technology Than Everyday Skills
by NYMetroParents Staff - February 04, 2014

A recent study by AVG Technologies—a provider of Internet and mobile security, privacy, and optimization—revealed that kids are more comfortable with technology than four years ago, there are more kids using digital devices, and kids are increasing in screen smarts, but declining in street smarts.

Ask the Expert: What Is a SpineCor Brace?
by NYMetroParents Staff - January 30, 2014

A certified orthotist explains the SpineCor brace, how it's different from other back braces, and how it's used to treat scoliosis in children and teens.

Ask the Expert: What Is Scoliosis and How Is It Treated?
by NYMetroParents Staff - January 30, 2014

A certified orthotist explains what scoliosis is and its causes, the signs of scoliosis, dangers of the disorder, and how it is treated.

10 Tips to Keep Your Kid's Teeth Healthy
by NYMetroParents Staff - January 29, 2014

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recently released its first-ever "State of Little Teeth Report" and is launching the Monster-Free Mouths Movement to encourage good oral health in kids. Plus, 10 oral health and tooth brushing tips to keep your kid's smile healthy.

Weston Business Owners Boycott Sochi Winter Olympics
by NYMetroParents Staff - January 29, 2014

Though it would be a smart business move, LODGESOXX owners Meredith Milliken and Andrea Goldman of Weston, CT have vowed not to travel to the Winter Olympics in Sochi in light of Russia's "anti-gay" laws announced by Vladimir Putin in the fall.

New Victory Director of Artistic Programming Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
by NYMetroParents Staff - January 29, 2014

Mary Rose Lloyd, director of artistic programming for The New Victory Theater in Manhattan, was honored with the Mickey Miners Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 International Performing Arts for Youth Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.

NYMetroParents Announces 'Welcome, Family' Magazine
by NYMetroParents Staff - January 28, 2014

NYMetroParents, the largest publisher of local parenting publications on the East Coast, announces that it will now publish 'Welcome, Family' magazine, an annual publication for families moving to a new community in the New York metro area.

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