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How to Soothe a Camera-Shy Child

How to Soothe a Camera-Shy Child

If your child isn't comfortable or gets upset about being in front of the camera, it can be difficult to get the photos you want. Here, a seasoned child photographer shares some secrets for calming camera-shy kids.

Taking Pictures of Kids with Special Needs

Taking Pictures of Kids with Special Needs

A professional photographer who has a son on the autism spectrum and specializes in photographing kids offers parents five tips on how to capture great photos of their own children.

Children and Technology: Three Steps to Ensure your Kids are Being Safe and Responsible Online, On the Computer, and While Using Social Media.

Children and Technology: Three Steps to Ensure your Kids are Being Safe and Responsible Online, On the Computer, and While Using Social Media.

As technology becomes more important in everyone's lives (parents and kids alike), it is important to know how to limit and restrict a child's technology usage. Follow these three tips for keeping kids safe as they learn to use technology from cell phones to social media in a responsible way.

Unplugged: How to Get Your Family Offline and Back to the Dinner Table

Unplugged: How to Get Your Family Offline and Back to the Dinner Table

Technology is great, but it's changed the way families communicate and spend time together. Read on to find out how some families found a way to shut down — and how yours can to!

8 Must-Have Birthday Party Shots and How to Get Them

8 Must-Have Birthday Party Shots and How to Get Them

Arm yourself with our handy list of must-have birthday party pictures, complete with tips on how to get the best shots of the day (courtesy of Momtographer Krista Njapa).

Momtography 101: How to Get the Best Pictures of Your Kids

Momtography 101: How to Get the Best Pictures of Your Kids

Momtographers Krista Njapa and Adrienne Gray offer their top tips on how to capture the best photos of your little ones.

ClassWish.org Helps Get Needed Supplies to Classrooms

ClassWish.org Helps Get Needed Supplies to Classrooms

At ClassWish.org, teachers can create an online Wish List of the supplies they need for their classrooms. Members of the community can visit the site and make a tax-deductible donation to help bring these much needed supplies to local schools.

What Parents Can Do to Stop Cyber Bullying

What Parents Can Do to Stop Cyber Bullying

The wealth of technology available to our children's generation - from texting to email to social networking sites - has caused cyber-bullying to reach an all-time high. Read on for tips on how parents can recognize and prevent cyber-bullying.

4 Signs Your Child May Be the Victim of Cyber Bullying

4 Signs Your Child May Be the Victim of Cyber Bullying

Guidelines provided by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.

A Revolutionary Gift-Giving Idea: Deposit A Gift

A Revolutionary Gift-Giving Idea: Deposit A Gift

Deposit a Gift (DAG) has revolutionized the gift registry concept by allowing anyone to build a unique and customized online registry site. DAG is perfect for wedding registries, baby showers, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, birthday parties, and other special events.

Stuff We Like: Cool Products for Kids and Moms - May 2010

Stuff We Like: Cool Products for Kids and Moms - May 2010

Check out some nifty products on our radar for children and families, including chic nursery decor and furniture; a tea set just for moms; and a colorful cure for bumps and bruises.

Stuff We Like: Cool Products for Kids and Moms - April 2010

Stuff We Like: Cool Products for Kids and Moms - April 2010

Find out why celebrities like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Katie Holmes, Gwen Stefani, and Nicole Richie love Little Giraffe blankets; plus, check out some other nifty products on our radar for kids and families.

The FloH Club: Help for the Technologically Impaired

The FloH Club: Help for the Technologically Impaired

The FloH Club, founded by Florence Henderson, offers aid to those struggling with all types of gizmos and gadgets.

New Technology for Kids and Families - December 2009

New Technology for Kids and Families - December 2009

Take a look at what's new in the tech field for kids, parents, and families.

New Technology for Kids and Families

New Technology for Kids and Families

Read about the latest technologies available for kids, parents, and families.

Bracing Facts: The State of Orthodontia for Kids and Adults

Bracing Facts: The State of Orthodontia for Kids and Adults

Stay up to date on the latest orthodontic technologies and treatments for both adolescents and adults.

New and Noteworthy Products for Kids and Parents - November 2009

New and Noteworthy Products for Kids and Parents - November 2009

Take a look at our November 2009 list of new and noteworthy products for kids and parents.

Getting the Best Shot

Getting the Best Shot

As a parent, you are always taking pictures of your children. Find out the best tips for great photos of your family. Don't miss the perfect shot of your children's activities, or the family gathering at birthdays, Christmas, Hanukah, or any other holiday or celebration.

Say Cheese!

Say Cheese!

There are great family photographs to be captured in holiday celebrations, pictures you’ll look back on for decades to come. Following these few simple tips can make your pictures even better.

The New State of Math: The Influence of Technology on Children's Education

The New State of Math: The Influence of Technology on Children's Education

It was New Math in the 1960s, and New New Math in 1989. Rote math is no longer being taught and fundamentals have given way to new thinking strategies. Gone are the days when 8 + 7=15. Now 8 + 5 = about 15.

New and Nifty Technology - September 2009

New and Nifty Technology - September 2009

Check out some new and nifty technologies available this fall!

Kids Create Their Own Comic Strips Online

Kids Create Their Own Comic Strips Online

Bill Zimmerman's MakeBeliefsComix.com allows users to channel their feelings and forget about everyday troubles by creating their own comic strip. The site is also a learning tool for language, offering options in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Latin, and Portuguese.

Technology

Technology

The latest gadgets and gizmos

May's New Technology Toys & Gadgets

May's New Technology Toys & Gadgets

Check out the newest tech gadgets...

Just So You Know...a Westport-based Nonprofit for Cancer Patients

Just So You Know...a Westport-based Nonprofit for Cancer Patients

Westport mom Robin Weinberg is the founder of Just So You Know, Inc., a Westport-based nonprofit that helps cancer patients connect with loved ones through videotaped interviews.

New Technology Toys & Gadgets in March

New Technology Toys & Gadgets in March

Check out the newest tech gadgets...

New & Noteworthy-February's 'It' Products for Kids & Parents

New & Noteworthy-February's 'It' Products for Kids & Parents

Check out some new products for parents and kids this month...

Technology

Technology

Check out these new technology gadgets.

Tech Toys for Traveling Moms

Tech Toys for Traveling Moms

For all you traveling moms, here the must-have traveling gadgets and necessities.

Baby, It’s Cold Outside - Indoor Activities

Baby, It’s Cold Outside - Indoor Activities

Outside it’s cold, but here are some options – from high tech to board games to crafts – to get your family through the winter doldrums.

New Products for Families

New Products for Families

New and Noteworthy Products

Protect your Children's Hearing

Protect your Children's Hearing

How to get kids to turn down the volume.

Technology

Technology

Take a look at some new products to get a leg up on the latest technology.

New Tech Toys and Gifts!

New Tech Toys and Gifts!

Check out some new tech toys on the market...

Can Learning Make You Stupid?

Can Learning Make You Stupid?

Be careful not to confuse electronic learning with the real stuff.

Tech Toys and Gifts

Tech Toys and Gifts

Check out technology's new gadgets and toys!

Top 10 Toys of the Year: Editor's Picks

Top 10 Toys of the Year: Editor's Picks

See what children's toys made the Top 10 for this holiday season!

Identity Theft: Kids at Risk

Identity Theft: Kids at Risk

Identity theft is damaging to all its victims, yet when a child is the casualty, it can be especially devastating. Unfortunately, children are powerless to protect themselves — so they must rely on their parents’ watchful eyes and much-needed legislation to help them.

Confessions, from a Partially Rotted Brain

Confessions, from a Partially Rotted Brain

Growing up, I was oblivious to my television addiction.

Kid Ergonomics

Kid Ergonomics

When you're fit, you’re more productive. That’s true for children as well. Too-heavy backpacks and bad computer posture can cause physical imbalances which can, in turn, affect learning.

New Center to Lead Asperger Research

New Center to Lead Asperger Research

New York City will soon lead the way in the research and treatment of Asperger Syndrome, thanks to a donation recently bestowed on the NYU Child Study Center.

Selling Wireless “Love”

Selling Wireless “Love”

Cell phones are a growing trend among the ‘tween set, as manufacturers have figured out how to tap into this gold mine demographic.

Designing A Life Online

Designing A Life Online

If you think that Internet blogging is just for the younger generation, take a look at “designmom” — a blog begun by Tuckahoe mom of five, Gabrielle Blair.

Protect Those Precious Holiday Photos

Protect Those Precious Holiday Photos

Could you really be at risk of having your digital pictures zapped and gone forever?

ID Theft, via your computer

ID Theft, via your computer

Put a security plan into action!

Beware Hot Spot Hackers!

Beware Hot Spot Hackers!

We love wireless technology! From catching up with work in airport lounges, to chilling out with a laptop in Bryant Park.

Health & Technology Computer Ergonomics — important for kids, too!

Health & Technology Computer Ergonomics — important for kids, too!

With increased computer (and video game) usage, children who spend many hours in front of the screen are prone to the same postural problems as adults.

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands:  Kids, hand-helds, and pornography

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands: Kids, hand-helds, and pornography

Parents need to be aware that with the advent of video iPods, portable game players and Internet-ready cell phones comes the danger of mobile pornography.

Technology: Westchester Moms, Staying Connected

Technology: Westchester Moms, Staying Connected

In this age of email, instant messaging, chat rooms and blogs, it’s easy to imagine that human connections are all about typing on a keyboard. Not so for a number of moms in Westchester who are using technology to connect with other moms through a website called Meetups.com.

Computer Literacy:

Computer Literacy:

Let’s face it: Our children need computer skills to succeed in life. Starting to use the computer at a young age can be very positive. However, as with all technology — from television, to DVD watching, to video games — a healthy dose of parental involvement and supervision is critical.

About Us

NYMetroParents is the parenting division of Davler Media Group and encompasses 9 regional print magazines within the greater NY metro region as well as the website (nymetroparents.com). Following the success of the first NYC parenting resource book, "Big Apple Baby," BIG APPLE PARENT was launched in 1985; it is now the largest publisher of regional parenting content in the United States.

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