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In the Magazine: November 2018

In the Magazine: November 2018

Don't miss out on this jam-packed issue with timely tips like getting your kids politically active just in time for election day, raising a generous child (it's the season of giving after all), and speed-cleaning your house before those Thanksgiving guests arrive. You'll also want to read about which processed foods you should avoid, which theaters in NYC offer sensory-friendly performances, and the best way to explore your neighborhood with your baby.

Family Health


What Are Processed Foods and Are They Really That Bad to Eat?

woman buying vegetables

We got the skinny on processed foods and your kids’ health, so you can make smart choices in the grocery store.


Health and Wellness Directory

Find the best local health care providers in your area.


Family Life


How to Avoid Hackers and Cyberscams When Shopping Online

women shopping online

Don't let hackers and cyberscams spoil your holiday shopping!


How to Speed Clean Your House Before the Holiday Guests Arrive

woman cleaning bathroom

Learn the pros’ secrets for tidying your home in a hurry.


Things to Do

Easy Science Craft for Kids

string of stalactites science craft

This "String of Stalactites" from Mason Jar Science is a low-mess way to learn about science!

Family Fun in Manhattan This November

mickey mouse experience

The best events in NYC this month!


Autism- and Sensory-Friendly Shows in NYC to Book Now

sensory friendly lion king performance

More and more venues in NYC are hosting inclusive performances for those with ASD or sensory issues.


Family Activities Calendar

Find out what's going on in your neighborhood


Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in the New York Metro Area

Get local family events delivered to your inbox.

volunteer with your kids

Lend a little hand in your community, and make it a family affair!

Leaf Peeping: A Fun Family Activity in the Fall

Awesome Places to Play Laser Tag in the Tri-State Area

When To Visit NYC's Museums, Zoos, and Gardens Admission Free

Raising Kids

5 Ways to Instill Gratitude in Children

kid writing in a journal

Alan Daniel Schlechter, M.D., clinical assistant professor at the department of child and adolescent psychiatry at NYU Langone Health, director of outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry at Bellevue Hospital, and instructor of the course The Science of Happiness at New York University shares five ways you can teach your children to express gratitude all year long. 

Why I'm Not Urging My Quiet Child to Speak Up

child looking into distance


How this mom learned to hear her quiet daughter's voice by learning what to listen for

Everything You Need to Know About Exploring New Places with Your Infant

parent taking baby out

What's Special About the Gillen Brewer School

Gillen brewer school

Small classes and a strong parent partnership help this school’s students achieve their potential.


5 Ways to Get Tweens and Teen Politically Active

tweens and teens politically active

How to encourage your children to participate in democracy

The Parent's Guide to a Forgettable Thanksgiving

stressed mom

These common mistakes will mess up your Thanksgiving.