Bronx Community College to Receive $300,000 Grant from NASA

Bronx Community College to Receive $300,000 Grant from NASA

Bronx Community College (BCC) is the latest recipient of an award from The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) that will provide $300,000 to fund a two-year program that will contribute to the training and development of the future...

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New Report: THIS Is What We Lose Sleep Over

New Report: THIS Is What We Lose Sleep Over

A good night's rest is never a given when you're a parent. But—aside from crying babies or kids wanting water or another bedtime story—what actually causes us to lose sleep? A new report from Bankrate.com did a deep dive into the question, and came...

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IDNYC Card Now Available to Children Ages 10 and Older

IDNYC Card Now Available to Children Ages 10 and Older

Children as young as 10 years old can now get an IDNYC card, a free identification card available to New York City residents. Through the program, which was introduced in 2015, New York City residents who apply receive a government-issued photo ide...

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Evidence-Based Social Skills Group Launches in Greenwich

Evidence-Based Social Skills Group Launches in Greenwich

Karina G. Campos, Psy.D will be offering PEERS, an evidence-based social skills group, for teens ages 11-17 struggling to make and keep friends this September in Greenwich, CT. The PEERS curriculum is taught in a small group format using a variety ...

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Mattel Launches a Brand New Robotics Engineer Barbie

Mattel Launches a Brand New Robotics Engineer Barbie

Last week Mattel launched a brand new Barbie doll. Barbie’s latest career, a robotics engineer Barbie, is an effort to encourage girls’ participation in traditionally male-dominated STEM-based careers. The new doll adds to the list of more than 200...

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New Study Says Cellphones Are to Blame for Failing Grades

New Study Says Cellphones Are to Blame for Failing Grades

You know your kids are addicted to tech, but you might not know how harmful that dependency can be. A new study suggests that using electronic devices can lower students' grades.

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5 Things to Know About Raising Your Kid to be an Entrepreneur

5 Things to Know About Raising Your Kid to be an Entrepreneur

Does your son love to sell lemonade on the corner of your street? Is your daughter always making duct-tape wallets and decorating her own jeans? If your child demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit, you should encourage him to pursue that. Here are...

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Land's End Launches Adaptive School Uniforms for Children With Special Needs

Land's End Launches Adaptive School Uniforms for Children With Special Needs

When you think of school uniforms, you might think of private schools, but a surprising 21 percent of public schools now require students to wear uniforms. Mainstream students may roll their eyes at a dress code, but for students with special needs...

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Teachers in NYC Will Soon Be Entitled to New Family Leave Policy

Teachers in NYC Will Soon Be Entitled to New Family Leave Policy

The United States’ subpar maternity leave policies are well documented, but the City of New York has a new plan to help parents get the time they deserve. Early this month, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) announced ...

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10 Checklists to Make Manhattan Parents’ Lives Easier

10 Checklists to Make Manhattan Parents’ Lives Easier

We are about to make your parenting life a lot easier! We spoke experts in child care, home safety, baby proofing, applying to college, installing car seats, planning for camp, birthday parties, and more to develop 10 checklists for Manhattan paren...

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10 Checklists to Make Queens Parents’ Lives Easier

10 Checklists to Make Queens Parents’ Lives Easier

We are about to make your parenting life a lot easier! We spoke experts in child care, home safety, baby proofing, applying to college, installing car seats, planning for camp, birthday parties, and more to develop 10 checklists for Queens parents ...

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10 Checklists to Make Suffolk Parents’ Lives Easier

10 Checklists to Make Suffolk Parents’ Lives Easier

We are about to make your parenting life a lot easier! We spoke experts in child care, home safety, baby proofing, applying to college, installing car seats, planning for camp, birthday parties, and more to develop 10 checklists for Suffolk parents...

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10 Checklists to Make Brooklyn Parents’ Lives Easier

10 Checklists to Make Brooklyn Parents’ Lives Easier

We are about to make your parenting life a lot easier! We spoke experts in child care, home safety, baby proofing, applying to college, installing car seats, planning for camp, birthday parties, and more to develop 10 checklists for Brooklyn parent...

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10 Checklists to Make Nassau Parents’ Lives Easier

10 Checklists to Make Nassau Parents’ Lives Easier

We are about to make your parenting life a lot easier! We spoke experts in child care, home safety, baby proofing, applying to college, installing car seats, planning for camp, birthday parties, and more to develop 10 checklists for Nassau parents ...

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10 Checklists to Make Westchester Parents’ Lives Easier

10 Checklists to Make Westchester Parents’ Lives Easier

We are about to make your parenting life a lot easier! We spoke experts in child care, home safety, baby proofing, applying to college, installing car seats, planning for camp, birthday parties, and more to develop 10 checklists for Westchester par...

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10 Checklists to Make Rockland Parents’ Lives Easier

10 Checklists to Make Rockland Parents’ Lives Easier

We are about to make your parenting life a lot easier! We spoke experts in child care, home safety, baby proofing, applying to college, installing car seats, planning for camp, birthday parties, and more to develop 10 checklists for Rockland Parent...

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Kellogg's Recalls Honey Smacks Cereal After Salmonella Outbreak

Kellogg's Recalls Honey Smacks Cereal After Salmonella Outbreak

This Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a warning about Kellogg's Honey Smacks after 100 people were infected with Salmonella. This outbreak, which resulted in 30 hospitalizations so far, is so serious that Kellogg's issued a re...

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Kids Empowerment Academy Focuses on Building Self-Confidence and Communication Skills

Kids Empowerment Academy Focuses on Building Self-Confidence and Communication Skills

Kids Empowerment Academy is a new self-confidence and communication development program that reaches out to those children who may be struggling with self-esteem, and self-expression. They use games, positive peer interaction, and public speaking t...

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Build-A-Bear Workshop to Host Special 'Pay Your Age' Day on July 12

Build-A-Bear Workshop to Host Special 'Pay Your Age' Day on July 12

Those summer days are long, and finding something to fill every afternoon gets expensive! Treat the kids to a fun-filled afternoon that won’t break the bank at Build-a-Bear’s special event this month. To kick off its new birthday experience “Count ...

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NYC Has the Authority to Mandate Flu Vaccinations for Children

NYC Has the Authority to Mandate Flu Vaccinations for Children

One June 28, The State of New York Court of Appeals ruled that New York City has the authority to mandate flu vaccinations for children attending city-regulated childcare or school-based programs, according to Precision Vaccinations.

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Crayola Launches a Nationwide Contest to Honor the Best Teachers

Crayola Launches a Nationwide Contest to Honor the Best Teachers

Teachers do so much for our kids: They patiently help them work through math problems, they help work through issues with bullying, they see kids onto the school bus at the end of the day, they use their own money to buy supplies for their classroo...

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Introducing the Finalists of the 2018 NYMP Cover Contest

Introducing the Finalists of the 2018 NYMP Cover Contest

Picking finalists for the 2018 NYMP Cover Contest was nearly impossible for our staff. We received more than 1,300 “aww-inpsiring” entries in all! It was a dazzling display of total cuties (we’re talking dimples, curls, freckles, bright eyes, and b...

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Vitamin D-rich Diet May Decrease Cholesterol in Kids

Vitamin D-rich Diet May Decrease Cholesterol in Kids

Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland say there is a link between higher serum vitamin D levels and lower plasma cholesterol levels in primary school children. Vitamin D is essential for bone metabolism and its low serum levels increas...

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Westchester Increases Age to Buy Tobacco, Vaping Products to 21

Westchester Increases Age to Buy Tobacco, Vaping Products to 21

Legislators in Westchester county voted to raise the age to buy tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21. Cigarettes, e-cigarettes, rolling papers, and other smoking paraphernalia will be affected by the new law.

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New Program 'The Genius of Play' Emphasizes the Importance of Childhood Play

New Program 'The Genius of Play' Emphasizes the Importance of Childhood Play

Kids these days spend upwards of two hours each day on screens, according to the 2017 Common Sense Census. And they’re not getting dirty enough, either, say other experts. That’s why there’s a new national movement called The Genius of Play to rais...

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When Kids Expect Something to Hurt, They Feel More Pain

When Kids Expect Something to Hurt, They Feel More Pain

You know the feeling all too well: You’re at the doctor’s office for your annual flu shot, and as the needle comes closer, you visibly recoil and even wince a little bit. It’s called pain expectation, and a new study says this phenomenon is especia...

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How NYC Kids Can Get Free Meals This Summer

How NYC Kids Can Get Free Meals This Summer

More than 13 million children in the United States live in homes where families don't regularly have enough food to eat, which means 1 in 6 children in the U.S. face hunger. During the summer months, the problem is compounded, since students don’t ...

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Sunshine Alternative Education Center Held 'Graduation and Moving Forward' Ceremony to Celebrate Positive Change

Sunshine Alternative Education Center Held 'Graduation and Moving Forward' Ceremony to Celebrate Positive Change

Sunshine Alternative Education Center (SAEC) held its 'Graduation and Moving Forward' ceremony on June 8. The ceremony was a special time to thank supporters of SAEC and recognize the students who made so many positive changes in their lives. It wa...

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The World Health Organization Lists New Mental Health Condition: 'Gaming Disorder'

The World Health Organization Lists New Mental Health Condition: 'Gaming Disorder'

There are countless studies that cite the health and safety issues of playing too many video games, from headaches and obesity to violence. And now the World Health Organization (WHO) is taking a stance by listing ‘gaming disorder’ as a mental heal...

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Rent the Runway Launches Maternity Subscription Services

Rent the Runway Launches Maternity Subscription Services

Outfitting an ever-changing body is quite an expensive and tricky endeavor, but Rent the Runway is set on simplifying that experience. The clothing rental company is launching a new maternity subscription program to help the 3.9 million expectant m...

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Have an Inspiring Graduation Story to Share?

Have an Inspiring Graduation Story to Share?

It's finally the time of year where your children, nieces and nephews, and other loved ones are recognized for their academic accomplishments from the school year. Do you have an inspiring story to tell of a New York City graduate? Do you want to s...

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8 Parenting Podcasts to Help Navigate the Ups and Downs of Raising a Child

8 Parenting Podcasts to Help Navigate the Ups and Downs of Raising a Child

Parenting podcasts are a great resource for busy moms and dads. Listen to a parenting podcast, and you can absorb valuable advice without having to take your eyes off the kids, the road, or your computer at work. (Podcasts about raising kids also p...

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Double Dare to Return to Nickelodeon This Summer

Double Dare to Return to Nickelodeon This Summer

Nickelodeon has set a premiere date for the return of Double Dare, its wildly popular ‘90s game show, according to a press release. The show, hosted by digital creator and actress Liza Koshy, will air on Monday, June 25 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). Marc Summ...

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5 Things You Need to Know About Traveling With Your Pet

5 Things You Need to Know About Traveling With Your Pet

If you’ll be enjoying a getaway this summer, make sure to include everyone’s favorite family member…your pet! As overwhelming as traveling with a cat or dog may seem, it’s totally doable if you take a few simple steps to prepare. Jeff Weber, D.V.M....

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White Plains Library Offers Teen Volunteer Opportunities

White Plains Library Offers Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Is your teen looking for something to do this summer? The White Plains Public Library is looking for teen volunteers for three popular programs:

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Facebook Launches New Youth Portal to Keep Teens Safe Online

Facebook Launches New Youth Portal to Keep Teens Safe Online

In this day and age, Internet safety and cyberbullying are among every parent’s biggest concerns. And now Facebook is acknowledging that with the launch of their new Youth Portal, a platform to give teens the information they need to maintain priva...

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CANDLE 'Safe Celebrations' Campaign Raises Awareness About Alcohol & Substance Abuse

CANDLE 'Safe Celebrations' Campaign Raises Awareness About Alcohol & Substance Abuse

Community Awareness Network for a Drug-Free Life and Environment, Inc. (CANDLE) of Rockland County, is sponsoring a parent awareness campaign for the third year in a row encouraging parents to talk to their teens about their plans and to remind the...

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Champkids Brings the Art Community Together for an Evening of Creativity and Exploration

Champkids Brings the Art Community Together for an Evening of Creativity and Exploration

Last weekend, Champkids, an organization dedicated to providing student-artists opportunities to practice their skills and display their passion, hosted a live drawing and coloring competition for kids at the Long Island Children’s Museum. Almost 2...

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'Clifford the Big Red Dog' is Coming Back to TV in 2019

'Clifford the Big Red Dog' is Coming Back to TV in 2019

'Clifford the Big Red Dog,' the beloved animated children's series based on Norman Bridwell's book series that began in 1963, will launch on Amazon Prime and return to PBS Kids in Fall 2019, according to The New York Times.

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The Surprising Way Parents Cause Childhood Friendships to End

The Surprising Way Parents Cause Childhood Friendships to End

Friendships fade through the years, but a new study suggests parents—particularly those with mental health related issues—might be to blame for childhood friendships that fizzle out, according to a press release.

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'Boogie Down at the Bronx Zoo' Celebrates the Cultural Diversity of the Bronx

'Boogie Down at the Bronx Zoo' Celebrates the Cultural Diversity of the Bronx

The Bronx has given us Jennifer Lopez, Al Pacino, Kerry Washington, and is home to the New York Yankees. Culturally, the Bronx has impacted hip-hop and Latin music, street art, and dance. New York City families love the borough for the New York Bot...

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Boy Scouts of America Agrees to Accept Girls, Changes Name

Boy Scouts of America Agrees to Accept Girls, Changes Name

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) just made a major announcement by agreeing to accept girls into its programs for older kids. This announcement comes as part of the new Scout Me In campaign, which aims to show "the fun, adventure and character-build...

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9 Insurance Policies You Need But Might Not Have

9 Insurance Policies You Need But Might Not Have

Some of us may think that the health, disability, and life insurance we receive through our employers, and basic home and car insurance is enough to protect us no matter what happens. But did you know there may be gaps in your insurance coverage? E...

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Autism Diagnoses Are at an All-Time High According to the CDC

Autism Diagnoses Are at an All-Time High According to the CDC

According to a new biennial report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, autism diagnoses appear to be at an all-time high. Based on an analysis of 2014 medical records, 1 in 59 American children had a diagnosis of autism spectrum di...

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New Study Indicates Later School Times Results in Improved Overall Wellness for Students

New Study Indicates Later School Times Results in Improved Overall Wellness for Students

Delaying school start times gives students more time to sleep, resulting in overall improved wellbeing, according to a new study published by Oxford University Press.

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The 2018 Kids' Cover Contest Is Now Open!

The 2018 Kids' Cover Contest Is Now Open!

Our annual Kids Cover Contest is now open! Enter your child, ages 3-16, for a chance to see him or her on a cover of our magazines, and to win amazing prizes.

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Five Ways to Celebrate Earth Day With Your Children

Five Ways to Celebrate Earth Day With Your Children

Can you remember the last time you connected with the joy, compassion, and abundance our planet gives us? Or the last time you invited your children to show appreciation as well? If the answer is no, you are not alone. Most of us are so consumed by...

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Everything You Need To Know About The ISEE/SSAT:  A Webinar

Everything You Need To Know About The ISEE/SSAT: A Webinar

'Noodle Pro' Kelly Clement, one of the leading SSAT and ISEE tutors in the country, will be conducting a webinar Thursday, April 26 sharing basic information about the ISEE and SSAT. She will also share her best practices for earning high scores.

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New York City YMCA's to Celebrate Healthy Kids Day

New York City YMCA's to Celebrate Healthy Kids Day

It's fun to stay (and learn) at the YMCA! This year the YMCA's annual Healthy Kids Day will be held on Saturday April 21 at all 22 locations across New York City. The free event is geared toward educating kids on how to keep their minds and bodies ...

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Upper East Side Nursery School to Offer New Free Classes for Infants, Toddlers and Parents

Upper East Side Nursery School to Offer New Free Classes for Infants, Toddlers and Parents

Beginning Friday April 20, Epiphany Community Nursery School (ECNS) presents two new exciting classes in our amazing 2100 square-foot gymnasium: 'Baby Mixers' for Infants 0 to 6 months old and 'Open Play' for children 6 months to 3 years old!

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