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In the Magazine: September 2017

In the Magazine: September 2017

Take a peek inside our September 2017 issue!

Check out our September 2017 issue, which includes our cover contest finalists and winners, tips to figure out how much is too much when it comes to after-school activities, how to tell if your child is gifted, and tips for meal planning. Plus, find tasty recipes for healthier desserts, what to explore on Roosevelt Island, and where to pick apples near you.


Feature Articles

Meet the 2017 Cover Contest Finalists and Winners

2017 cover contest finalists

Many, if not all, of these cute kids will grace the covers of our upcoming magazines!


After-School Activities vs. Downtime for Kids

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When it comes to scheduling kids' extracurricular programs, it's essential to balance their participation in classes and sports with the need for unstructured relaxation time.


How to Recognize When a Child is Gifted

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Gifted kids show amazing talent that needs to be nurtured—but they can also display unique social and behavioral issues.


10 Tips for Successful Meal Planning

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Spend the time once a week to create a meal plan for your family, and you’ll save time, money, and stress when it comes to cooking dinner.


Lunch Box Treats Made Healthier

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Four desserts you won't feel guilty about sending to school in your kids' lunch


Helping a Child Cope When an Older Sibling Goes to College

girls packing suitcase

In families with two children, an older sibling’s departure for college can spark mixed emotions in the younger child who remains at home. Here’s how to cope.


Fun and Activities

Why Is the Sky Blue: Experiment for Kids

why is the sky blue experiment

It's an age-old question all have asked. Let's find out why!


5 Apps to Help Kids with Homework

child using ipad

Common Sense Media shares favorite apps that help kids with homework.


Family Activities Calendar

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

Roosevelt Island: Family Outing

roosevelt island tram

Take a 4-minute tram to explore the island between Manhattan and Queens.


Where to Pick Apples in the New York Metro Area

girl picking apple

Find u-pick apple orchards and farms in the NYC area, including Long Island, Southeast New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.


LI Parents Day 2017: An Afternoon of Family Fun!

li parents day

Fun activities for kids while Mom and Dad find out about after-school programs, doctors, and other useful resources




kids reading on the subway

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 Sarah Ockwell-Smith On Using Gentle Discipline

sarah ockwell-smith

Advice for parents on how remain calm, even in the most trying situations.


Mommybites Nanny Tip of the Month

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Mommybites shares tips to successfully bring a nanny into the family.


The Lesson of the Pizza Bowl Fail

boy eating cut up pizza

What I learned when I took my son, who has cerebral palsy, to get a slice of pizza


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