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August 2013 After-School Activities Issue
After-School Activities SpecialFeatureLet Them FallThough you want to keep your child from harmsway and protect them from the world's dangers, here's why it's healthy for children to take risks.FeatureKeeping Kids Safe from Sexual AbuseIt’s a topic no parent wants to even think about. But not talking to our kids about it is irresponsible. Learn how and when to talk to your children about sexual abuse, and how to handle suspected abuse.FeatureTeach Your Athletic Teen to Maintain a Balanced DietA play-by-play on the proper nutrition necessary for teen athletes, creating a balanced diet, and keeping teen athletes hydrated.Fun & ActivitiesFamily OutingWolf Conservation CenterHike, howl, and hang with some pretty awesome predators any time of year. Here, an overview of what you can see and do on your visit, whether it's mid-June or mid-December.Where-To GuidePick Your Own BerriesFind berry-picking farms and orchards in the New York City area, including NYC, Long Island, Connecticut, and the NYC suburbs of Westchester, Rockland, and Bergen County, NJ.
Stuff We LikeKinda CampyIn honor of summer camp season, which our kids look forward to throughout the year, we’ve rounded up a few items—some nostalgic, some new—that capture those carefree, lazy, hazy days of summer fun.Advice & Connections
Food & NutritionEasy Weeknight Recipes by Celeb Chef Kelsey Nixon, Brooklyn mom and Emmy-nominated host of Kelsey's Essentials on the Cooking Channel, offers three recipes for family dinners.
QuotablesThe Best of the Rest of the WebA selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing quotes from the web and the world of parenting: Things I Googled This Week, Squeezable Fruit, and Family History.VoicesDiagnosis: Brotherly LoveWhen his twin sister is diagnosed with a developmental disorder and hits her milestones later than he does, compassionate Joey finds a way to keep their bond strong.Special NeedsThe Benefits of Service AnimalsService dogs aren’t just for the blind—they are more commonly being used to assist children with autism (and a variety of other disorders) in surprising ways.Raising Our KidsInto the UnknownA child psychologist offers tips on helping ease your child's anxiety as back-to-school season approaches.
Long Islander SpotlightFamilies Donate Thousands of Books to Children in NeedThe Long Island chapter of First Book has donated more than 150,000 books to schools and children's literacy organizations throughout the island.Ask the Experts
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