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In the Magazine: January 2016

In the Magazine: January 2016

Check out our January 2016 issue, which includes how to bring out the genius in your kid, a look at the local "kindie rock" scene, interviews with local families on how they chose the right school for their kids, and life advice from a 13-year-old who's doing it all. Plus, hearty soup recipes for winter, T-Shirt tug toy DIY, and great indoor play spaces for kids.

Feature Articles

The Big Decision

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How several area families chose the type of school their children attend.

Who Needs a Genius?

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How to focus on what makes your child unique.

'I Can Do This'

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Meet a 13-year-old who is following her passion and living life to the fullest.

Kids' Music Grows Up

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A look at what's happening in the local "kindie rock" scene.

Hearty Soup Recipes

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Three recipes to warm up this winter.

A Reckless Driver Killed My Son

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A NYC mom works to make the streets safer.

Fun and Activities

Apps for Learning and Fun

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Common Sense Media shares its picks for the best five educational and fun apps for kids to play on their smartphones and tablets.


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DIY T-Shirt Tug Toy

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Step-by-step directions to make a T-shirt tug toy for your dog and cardboard play pals for your cat.

American Folk Art Museum

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Learn about America’s rich historical, social, and artistic culture at this Upper West Side art museum.

Family Activities Calendar

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

Indoor Play Spaces In the NYC Area

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A roundup of indoor activities and play spaces in the NYC area.

Where To Ski and Snowboard In the NYC Area


Skiing and snowboarding with the family this winter? Our guide includes resorts and mountains just outside of the New York metropolitan area, to the slopes of Connecticut, New Jersey, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania.


Voices: 'That' Mom

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You know her—‘that mom’ who ceaselessly pushes for her child, who hounds the school with emails and questions. She has a reputation. But is she a bully, or just doing what she needs to for her kid? A local mother and former teacher weighs in.  


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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.

Parenting Tips From Alfie Kohn

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Alfie Kohn is an author and lecturer who has written 14 books on the topics of parenting and education.  Here we talk to him about ways parents can practice unconditional parenting with their own kids.

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