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In the Magazine: February 2017

In the Magazine: February 2017


Check out our February 2017 issue, which includes articles about getting your children ready for the real world, and why kids think summer camp is so great. Plus find the best indoor play spaces, and learn how kids are giving back in your community through the NYMetroParents Caring Kids Awards.


Feature Articles

The NYMetroParents Caring Kids: Extraordinary Stories of Community Service

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We asked how your family gives back, and here are your stories of amazing kids who make the community better every day.


Adulting 101: Preparing Kids for the Real World

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How to get your children ready for the real world—while they're still young

 

Kids Share Why Camp is Great

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Kids share why they love summer camp.

 

Teaching Kids Consent

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How to talk to children, tweens, and teens about consent and establishing their own boundaries

 

Dental Procedures Explained

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Your guide to various dental procedures kids may encounter, plus tips to keep your kids's teeth healthy

 

Three Soup-and-Sandwich Combos

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Nothing goes with soup better than a sandwich. 

 

Learning to Ski in the Catskills

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A peek at Hunter Mountain and Windham Mountain Resorts ski lessons


Fun and Activities

Family Activities Calendar

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



 

DIY: Jar Terrariums

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A guide to making terrariums in Mason jars

 

Family-Friendly Oscar-Nominated Movies

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17 Oscar-nominated movies to watch with your kids, tweens, and teens

 

Rye Nature Center: Family Outing

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Explore and learn about the wilderness year-round at New York’s environmental conservation organization. 

 

Indoor Play Spaces in the New York Area

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Check out our handy guide to boredom-busting indoor play spaces, bounce houses, and sports centers for kids.

 

Connections

Mommybites Joins the NYMetroParents Family

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Mommybites.com provides parents with trusted Nanny Boards, online classes, local events, and more.

 

Quotables

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We've browsed the Internet, read the books, and checked our Twitter and Instagram feeds for the best quotes, tweets, and images from parents about raising kids.

 

Interview with Laurie Hollman, Ph.D., Author of 'Unlocking Parental Intellegence'

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Laurie Hollman, Ph.D., is a psychoanalyst who recently wrote the book Unlocking Parental Intelligence.


Why I Hated All Nine Months of Pregnancy

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A mom’s experience with antepartum depression during pregnancy.


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