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In the Magazine: March 2019

In the Magazine: March 2019

Take a peek inside the March 2019 issue, which is all about summer camp!

Check out our March 2019 issue, which includes tips from camp directors to choose the best summer camp for your child, the awkward talks you need to have with your teen when they start dating and how to broach the topics, information about what makes insurance companies decide to cancel your policy, and 9 hacks to redecorate your home on a budget. Plus, you'll find fun things to do with your children every day of the week, how one family keeps memories of passed loved ones alive, and creative solutions to finding child care. You'll find all of this and more inside the March 2019 issues of Westchester Parent, Rockland•Bergen Parent, Big Apple Parent, Brooklyn Parent, Queens Parent, and Long Island Parent.
 

Summer Camp

How to Choose the Perfect Camp for Your Children


Living in the New York metro area means we have tons of options for our children, and there is no shortage of summer camp options. To help you narrow down the list. local camp directors share six things for you to keep in mind when choosing the best summer camp for your child.
 

Digital Camp Guide for Every Family

Whether you're looking for a new summer camp for your child or you've already registered him for a summer of fun, you'll want to download our FREE 2019 Camp Planner. It features advice from the experts to ensure your child has the best summer ever, plus side-by-side camp comparison charts, descriptions of area camps, and open house listings.
   

Summer Camp Directories

Find the best sleepaway camps, specialty camps, and day camps for children in Westchester, Rockland, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island.
 

Things to Do

March Calendar of Family-Friendly Activities

From theater geared toward kids, fun fairs and festivals, and story times, to events with animals, St. Patrick's Day celebrations, and things to do in the great outdoors, our online calendar is chock full of family activities for every day of the week!
 

Family Fun in Manhattan

Little theater lovers are in luck this month, as we feature two shows that are can't-miss entertainment for kids. Ajijaak on Turtle Island tells the dangerous effects of climate change on Earth and its animals, while Angelina Ballerina the Musical a group of mice through a dancing adventure. Plus, you'll want to stop by the American Museum of Natural History for its new T.rex exhibit and the Museum of the City of New York for its Germ City display.
 

Where-To Guides

There's plenty of fun to be had in the New York metro area, and with the warmer weather on the horizon, we're excited about finally spending some time outside. This month, we're focused on learning about and celebrating the tradition of maple sugaring, taking a spin on a carousel or merry-go-round, and shopping the local farmers' market for the freshest produce. And if the weather isn't quite cooperating, skate a lap or two around your nearest roller rink.
 

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Raising Kids

Supporting Your Child's Development in the Early Years

To promote your child’s early childhood development, it’s helpful to know the specific steps you can take to ensure she feels safe and confident. Christine Martin, author of You’ve Got This! Keys to Effective Parenting for the Early Years, shares what you can do to help navigate this confusing but crucial time in your child’s development.
 

The Benefits of Sharing a Room with Your Baby

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends having your infant sleep in your room for at least the first three months, if not the first year, of your little ones life in order to reduce the risk of sleep-related death and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Here's what you need to know to ensure a successful room-share with the newest member of your family.
 

Creative Solutions to Finding Child Care in NYC

Whether your regular babysitter cancelled 2 hours before she was supposed to be at your place, your boss just scheduled a last-minute work dinner you must attend, or your friends surprised you with tickets to the must-see concert or Broadway show, finding last-minute child care that is affordable means embracing our beloved city.
 

Keeping the Memories Alive

Raising kids can be a challenge on any given day. It can be even more challenging when you’ve lost one of your own parents—from not having the built-in support system to your kids not knowing their grandparents. One local mom shares how she and her husband are addressing the latter and keeping the memory of her father alive.
 

Talking to Your Teen About Dating

For New York parents, the thought of when to have "the talk" can seem complicated when you think about everything else you have to juggle, all the information your kids have access to, and everything happening in your backyard. One way to make this process easier is to break “the talk” down into smaller sections. Here are nine conversations to have with your teen about sex and dating.
 

Family Life

Decorating on a Dime

While Pinterest home design pages and your favorite home décor magazine might make it seem like it will cost a fortune to redecorate your home, that doesn't have to be the case. If your home is feeling drab, but you don't want to spend a ton on redecorating, check out these six design hacks from the experts, plus apps to make the whole process easier.
 

Could Your Insurance Company Cancel Your Coverage?

Owning a home can be a lot of work, and part of that work is making sure you have the appropriate insurance in case any accidents, natural disasters, or other devastating issues arise. It's a good idea to look at your coverage every so often because an insurance company can drop a client at any time for a number of reasons they see fit. Check out these six things you should review in your home to lower the chance of losing your coverage.