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FeatureProper Nutrition Guidelines for Young AthletesTips for feeding your young athlete or active child, plus ideas for healthy snacks and how to teach your child to make healthy food choices.
BONUS: Meal Ideas for Your Young Athletes That Provide Key Nutrients
FeatureAre You a Teacher's Worst Nightmare?Bestselling author Lisa Bloom discusses a teachers worst nightmare: helicopter parents—the ones who rescue their son at a moment's notice.FeatureBragging RightsGet a behind-the-scenes look at the NYMetroParents Cover Contest photo shoot and meet all of the kid finalists.
BONUS: Tips on Taking the Best Candid and Posed Shots of Your Kid
Fun & ActivitiesFamily OutingBrooklyn's Prospect ParkSpanning 585 acres, Brooklyn's urban oasis is full of family-friendly events activities, from picnics to musical concerts to sea lion feedings.Where-To GuideGo Apple-Picking in New YorkFind apple-picking farms and orchards in the New York City area, including NYC, Long Island, Connecticut, and the NYC suburbs of Westchester, Rockland, and Bergen County, NJ.TheaterGazillion Bubble Show: The Next GenerationOur theater editor gives you a behind-the-scenes look at this popular show and the family who works magic with bubbles.Stuff We LikeBack to School, Back to CoolIt’s officially back-to-school season, when our kids will flock back to classrooms for another year full of learning. Here, a few things to make the transition from summer freedom to school days a bit more fun.Advice & Connections
Q-and-AMeet Big Daddy A new father sits down with Steve Schirripa (of 'Sopranos' fame) to speak about raising daughters and discuss the lessons found in Schirripa's new book "Big Daddy's Rules."
FeatureModern Pregnancy Guidelines Is it okay for pregnant women to eat sushi or have a glass of wine? Economist and mom Emily Oster digs into research to redefine today's pregnancy guidelines.
BONUS: Do you know the modern rules to pregnancy?
QuotablesThe Best of the Rest of the WebA selection of thought-provoking quotes from the web and the world of parenting: Twinkling Stars, Remembering 9/11, and the other F-Word.VoicesA Little Bit of MagicFounder of Early Mama, Michelle Horton shares the joys and challenges of raising a child as a young parent.Special NeedsA Dose of ToleranceHow to handle those intrusive questions and ignorant comments about your child with special needs, whether on the playground or, ahem, at a family gathering.Raising Our KidsBest Friends ForeverA child psychologist sheds light on best friendships that seem to develop overnight and how parents can help their children cope should that friendship begin to dwindle.
Family PetsThe Truth About Cats and DogsThe American Kennel Club and The International Cat Association partnered to help pet owners separate fact from fiction with common misconceptions about cats and dogs.Long Islander SpotlightHow Does You Garden Grow?Gateway Park Community Garden in the heart of Huntington Station teaches children about gardening and harvesting locally grown produce.
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