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National Sleep Foundation Released First International Bedroom Poll
by NYMetroParents Staff - December 04, 2013

The National Sleep Foundation recently released information from its 2013 International Bedroom Poll. Find out where the U.S. falls compared to other countries in terms of sleep habits and bedtime routines. The foundation also provides tips for making a good sleep environment and how to improve your sleep.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Explain to My Child That Teachers Are Sometimes Wrong?
by NYMetroParents Staff - December 04, 2013

We spoke to Doris M. Aptekar, Ph.D., a Long Island-based psychologist, to get advice about how to explain to children that everyone makes mistakes and teachers are sometimes wrong without the student loosing respect for the teacher.

Ask the Expert: What Should I Do When My Toddler Tells Me She Hates School?
by NYMetroParents Staff - December 03, 2013

We spoke to Suzanne Boydstun, director of The Early Childhood Center at Memorial United Methodist Church in White Plains, about what to do when your toddler claims to hate school and tips to help with separation when a toddler starts preschool.

Choosing The Right Holiday Toy
by NYMetroParents Staff - December 02, 2013

Pediatric occupational therapists say items that focus on motor skill development, cognitive learning provide best value when it comes to kids. Ask yourself these 8 questions when buying holiday toys for your children.

Ask the Expert: Should My Child Specialize in a Single Sport?
by NYMetroParents Staff - December 02, 2013

Wondering if your child is too young to specialize in one sport? Monica Holmes, founder of a youth fitness consulting firm in Harlem, explains what age is best to begin specialization and why your child should try out multiple sports at first.

The Truth Beind Common Food Safety Myths
by NYMetroParents Staff - December 02, 2013

The Partnership for Food Safety Education shares four common food myths and the facts behind them, as well as ways to practice food safety and how to prevent food poisoning in children.

Bellizzi Restaurant Now Offers Gluten-Free Menu
by NYMetroParents Staff - December 02, 2013

Family dining option Bellizzi Restaurant in Mount Kisco now offers a gluten-free Italian food menu. The family restaurant in Westchester County also offers family-friendly entertainment.

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.

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