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New Life for Landmark Church in Washington Heights
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 01, 2013

A groundbreaking ceremony held on April 7 marked the $10 million renovation and expansion of the Fort Washington Collegiate Church in Washington Heights.

NYC Youth Coach Wins Award for Teaching Basketball and Life Lessons
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 01, 2013

New York City youth coach is honored with the Positive Coaching Alliance's Double-Goal Coach Award for his basketball and life lessons and positive impact on young athletes.

Ask the Experts: A Parent's Guide to Head Lice
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 30, 2013

We spoke to six local experts to find out everything you need to know about head lice, including the signs of your child having it, how to treat head lice, what happens when there is a lice outbreak at school or camp, how you need to clean the house, and ways to help your child and yourself cope with the embarrassment of having head lice.

Ask the Expert: What Should I Know About Lice?
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 30, 2013

Local experts share what every parent needs to know about head lice, including signs your child might have lice, how often you should check for lice, what lice look like, when your child can be around peers, how much of your house needs to be cleaned, and whether lice carry diseases.

Ask the Expert: What are Ways to Cope with the Stigma of Lice?
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 30, 2013

If your child has lice, they might feel embarrassed. Local experts weigh in with what to say to your child so he can cope with the stigma of lice, as well as reasons why you shouldn't feel ashamed about him having lice.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Prevent Getting and Spreading Lice?
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 30, 2013

When your child's friend has lice, it's possible your child will get it too. Local experts share tips to prevent your child from getting lice, ways to prevent spreading lice if your child already has it, and the responsibility of schools, camps, and you in terms of informing others about your child's lice.

Ask the Expert: What Are the Various Treatments to Get Rid of Lice?
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 30, 2013

When your child has lice, your main concern is removing the head lice. We spoke to six local experts from Licenders, LiceXchange, Lice Miracles, Fairy LiceMothers, The Lice Lady of Westchester, and The Lice Expert of Dobbs Ferry/Westchester about the various chemical-free head lice treatments they offer.

Mini Golf Courses in New Jersey
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 29, 2013

Find miniature golf courses in New Jersey, including indoor and outdoor mini golf and putt-putt courses from Bergen County to Monmouth to Atlantic County. You'll find address, contact info, hours, prices, and a description for each course in our list.

Mini Golf Courses in Fairfield County
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 20, 2013

A guide to miniature golf courses in Fairfield County, CT, including indoor and outdoor mini golf in Bridgeport, Brookfield, Danbury, Norwalk, Ridgefield, and Shelton, Connecticut. You'll find address, contact info, hours, and prices for each location.

Tips to Protect Your Family and Pets from Lyme Disease
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 29, 2013

In honor of May being Lyme disease awareness month, Insect Shield Repellant Technology shares four tips for protecting yourself, your family, and your pets from ticks and preventing Lyme disease.

Report Recommends Changes in Passenger Seats for Children's Safety
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 29, 2013

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia released a report that provides recommendations for design changes to rear passenger seats to improve children's safety in vehicles.

Ask The Expert: Swim and Water Safety For Kids This Summer
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 29, 2013

Summer is right around the corner, and that means pools, beaches, and water sports galore. But when you spend time near the water with your kids, the number one thought for many parents is water safety. As temperatures begin to heat up and Memorial Day weekend is in sight, it's time to increase awareness about the importance of learning to swim. Swimways, a leading manufacturer of pool and outdoor recreational products, is hosting National Learn to Swim Day on Saturday, May 18. In honor of this educational campaign, Simways is partnering with Mario Vittone, former Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Swimmer. Vittone spoke with us about the best ways to keep your kids safe and to prevent drowning when it comes to water safety.

22 Fun Things to Do for Mother's Day in NYC
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 25, 2013

Our list of 22 fun and low-cost things to do for Mother's Day 2013 in New York City includes outdoor activities, special shows, kids' workshops, and more things to do for the holiday in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.

Your Child Could Be Our Next Cover Model!
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 05, 2014

Will your child be our next cover model? Enter your child's photo for his or her chance to be on the cover of parenting magazines by NYMetroParents, including Big Apple Parent, Brooklyn Parent, Queens Parent, and Westchester Parent.

American Camp Association Grants Summer Camp Scholarships to Hurricane Sandy Victims
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 23, 2013

The American Camp Association of New York and New Jersey grant hundreds of summer camp scholarships to children affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Girl Scouts Survey Uncovers Lack of Financial Confidence in Girls
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 18, 2013

A Girl Scouts survey reveals the lack of confidence girls have when it comes to finances, though the survey also uncovered that girls understand the importance of being financially literate and stable.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Mother's Day, Being a Man, and Why It's Not Easy Being a Rich Kid
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 18, 2013

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

Keep or Toss: Tips for Organizing Financial Records
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 18, 2013

The Better Business Bureau provides tips on how to organize financial records. Learn if you should throw away credit card receipts, keep canceled checks, and advice for keeping your financial paperwork in order.

Ask The Expert: What Challenges Make it More Difficult for Children with Autism to Stay Fit?
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 17, 2013

Children with disabilities and special health care needs are more likely to be overweight or obese. Louise Weadock, founder of sensory gym WeeZee, The World of "Yes I Can," discusses fitness obstacles for children with special needs and the physical and social benefits of sensory integration.

A Guide to Train Exhibits, Museums, and Rides for Kids in the NYC Area
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 15, 2013

Take a trip with your family to a railroad museum or train exhibit in the New York City area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Westchester, and beyond, where young and old train lovers can ride trains and explore the scenic area aboard a train.

Ask the Expert: Is My Child With Learning Disabilities Being Accorded Test-Taking Accommodations?
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 12, 2013

Children with learning disabilities can be granted extra time for test taking to accommodate their needs. Rachel Asher, Esq. and Julie Gaughran, Esq., of Asher, Gaughran LLP offer tips to make sure those accommodations are honored, fair treatment for children with learning disabilities, and how to become a better advocate.

10 Tips for Taking Great iPhone Photos of Your Kids
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 11, 2013

Turn everyday moments with your kids into great photos that will last a lifetime with these 10 tips on taking photos on your iPhone or smartphone.

Tips for Spring Wildlife Gardening with Kids
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 10, 2013

Teach your kids how to garden this spring with 16 tips from The National Wildlife Federation. Learn about choosing the right plant for your garden, types of soil, and which birds are attracted to certain plants. Wildlife gardening can be a fun activity for the entire family.

Father Knows Best Wraps Up Season in Queens After 5-Borough Tour
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 09, 2013

Father Knows Best, a nonprofit mentoring program founded by former NBA star and current New York Knicks Assistant General Manager Allan Houston ended the organization's five-borough tour in Queens on March 30.

Ask the Expert: What Type of Piano Should My Young Child Begin Lessons On?
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 08, 2013

For many of you raising children in New York City, you know that lack of space is more than a minor issue. When you don't have room for a piano in your own home, what is your next best option? Founder and director of New York Piano School reveals which portable keyboards are your best bet when your young child starts his beginner piano lessons.

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