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In the Magazine: December 2015

In the Magazine: December 2015

Check out our December 2015 issue, which includes great things to do in Manhattan during the holidays, how to make a museum trip a success for kids of all ages, interviews with the stars of Broadway's School of Rock, and how you can protect your family from third-hand smoke. Plus, where to cut your own Christmas tree, a snow globe DIY, and the best holiday movies for kids.

Feature Articles

Christmas in NYC: 7 Things to do With Kids

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From holiday windows in NYC to skating in Bryant Park, here's how to spend the day in NYC with children this holiday season.

Introducing Your Child to Museums: How to Make the Visit a Success!

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How to make your museum visit a success for the whole family.

Museum Directory

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A roundup of the best kid-friendly and children's museums in the New York metro area.

'School of Rock': Meet the Kids in the Band

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Meet five kids who are schooling Broadway in rock 'n' roll in the new show School of Rock.

Simple Tips to Avoid Overpraising Your Children

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Constant praise is not helpful for children. Instead, try these simple alternative tips courtesy of Kim John Payne, M.Ed and author of the book "The Soul of Discipline."

The Risks of Third-Hand Smoke

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Deepa Prasad, MPH, shares what third-hand smoke is, the health risks of being exposed to third-hand smoke, and how you can reduce your family's risk of health issues due to third-hand smoke.

Fun and Activities

Classic Holiday Movies for Kids and 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

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Common Sense Media shares its ratings for three classic Christmas movies, and what to expect in 'Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens', in theaters Dec. 18.

DIY: Snow Globes

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Easy step-by-step directions for kids to DIY a snow globe for the holidays, or any time of year.

SONY Wonder Technology Lab

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SONY Wonder Technology Lab is a free state-of-the-art facility in midtown Manhattan, where kids can learn about science and technology.

Family Activities Calendar


Find tons of fun things to do in your area in December by searching our comprehensive calendar of kid and family events.

Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in the NYC Area

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Find local Christmas tree farms to cut your own Christmas tree in the New York City area.

Best Hot Chocolates and Teas in New York City

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We've highlighted some of the coziest cafes in New York City where families can grab a steaming mug of cold-weather beverages like hot cocoa or tea.


What It Means to Be an 'Interim Boarding Care Provider'

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One mom's experience of being an interim boarding care provider.


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The best of the web this month, including inspiring, thoughtful, and funny Instagrams, tweets, and other posts from area parents.

How To Be a Successful Parent When Faced With Physical Limitations

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Nicole Kear is a Park Slope mom, who at 19, got the devastating news that she was going blind.

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