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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Long Island LEADS to Host 4th Annual 'SLIME'-Students of Long Island Maker/ STEAM Expo

Long Island LEADS to Host 4th Annual 'SLIME'-Students of Long Island Maker/ STEAM Expo

It’s spring, and it’s time for our 4th annual SLIME – Students of Long Island Maker/STEAM Expo (slimemakerexpo.com) SLIME is the only conference in the NY area for the entire community to celebrate innovation and creativity in education.

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How Can Parents Help Teens Keep Safety in Mind This Prom Season?

How Can Parents Help Teens Keep Safety in Mind This Prom Season?

With prom season right around the corner, it is more important than ever to take all precautions necessary to prevent alcohol-related teen driving fatalities. One third of all of these tragedies occur between April and June, which is peak prom seas...

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Bergen County Mom Creates 'Future-Messaging' App for Parents and Children

Bergen County Mom Creates 'Future-Messaging' App for Parents and Children

I am a local mom from Bergen County and I recently launched TimeSpring, an app that enables time-released messaging, for parents, grandparents, friends, and family to send photos and video to 'the future'.

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OpenBionics Partners with Disney to Make 'Super' Prosthetic Arms

OpenBionics Partners with Disney to Make 'Super' Prosthetic Arms

In partnership with Disney, Marvel and Star Wars, OpenBionics is making prosthetics to help kids with a limb loss feel like superheroes, according to businessinsider.com.

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The First Stroller Made of Recycled Materials is Now Available in the US

The First Stroller Made of Recycled Materials is Now Available in the US

The first stroller made entirely of recycled materials in the US will be available for purchase this month, according to a press release. Safety 1st, the creator of this stroller, is the brand leader in child safety and the recycled stroller will ...

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New York Botanical Garden and Blue Apron Announce Partnership for Edible Academy

New York Botanical Garden and Blue Apron Announce Partnership for Edible Academy

The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is partnering with pioneering meal-kit company Blue Apron to create a new state-of-the-art garden-based education facility for children, called the Edible Academy, with plans to open in June.

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New York City Now Required to Provide Menstrual Products for Girls in School

New York City Now Required to Provide Menstrual Products for Girls in School

New York State Governor, Andrew Cuomo, announced via Twitter that schools will now be required to provide free menstrual products for girls in grades 6-12. These products will be available in every girl's bathroom in New York State schools. Back...

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Parent Craft Support System for New Parents Opens in Park Slope

Parent Craft Support System for New Parents Opens in Park Slope

Parent Craft, a community hub for new and expecting parents in Park Slope, recently opened its doors. The support system aims to bring together couples in the community who are about to become parents. Parent Craft is founding member of the Parent ...

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Sesame Place is the Nation's First Theme Park to Become Autism-Certified

Sesame Place is the Nation's First Theme Park to Become Autism-Certified

April is Autism Awareness Month and to celebrate, Sesame Place in Langhorn, PA just announced some pretty fantastic news. It recently became the first theme park in the world to be a designated Certified Autism Center. This came after the entire st...

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How to Have a Strong Marriage when Raising a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

How to Have a Strong Marriage when Raising a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Maintaining a strong, healthy, happy marriage when raising kids can be a challenge. But maintaining that happy marriage while raising a child with autism spectrum disorder can be even more challenging. Experts share five tips for maintaining that s...

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NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers Offer Spring Break Activities for Kids

NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers Offer Spring Break Activities for Kids

New York City Public Schools start Spring Break this Friday. From March 30-April 6 schools will be closed and that will leave a lot of parents of city kids scratching their heads looking for something to do. Luckily, the NYC Parks will save the day...

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Your Kids' Art Could Be Featured in an International Exhibit

Your Kids' Art Could Be Featured in an International Exhibit

Children in grades K-12 who live in the New York City area are invited to submit orginal art pieces to the No Boundaries Art Show presented by Columbia University. The program was designed to foster global awareness and social responsibility in you...

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What's New to Netflix for Kids this Spring?

What's New to Netflix for Kids this Spring?

Have a family movie night planned but sick of watching the same three films (that your kids will agree on) available to stream on Netflix? Check out what kid-friendly movies will be released on Netflix April 1.

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Sandy Hook Promise Launches 'Say Something Anonymous Reporting System' Nationwide

Sandy Hook Promise Launches 'Say Something Anonymous Reporting System' Nationwide

Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is launching the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS) with the help of the PepsiCo Foundation into schools nationwide in response to the tragic mass-murder of 17 high school students in Parkland, Florida, accor...

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Build-A-Bear Workshop Celebrates 'Hop Hop Hooray' Weekends Leading up to Easter

Build-A-Bear Workshop Celebrates 'Hop Hop Hooray' Weekends Leading up to Easter

Guests of all ages are invited to Build-A-Bear Workshop locations all over to celebrate “Hop Hop Hooray” weekends during the Saturdays and Sundays leading up to Easter. Weekends will be filled with exciting Easter and springtime themed fun as well ...

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Boundless Adventures Aerial Obstacle Course Park to Open in Purchase

Boundless Adventures Aerial Obstacle Course Park to Open in Purchase

Boundless Adventures, an outdoor treetop park in Purchase, is scheduled to open to the public on Saturday, March 31. Children ages 7 and older and adults, with the help of trained experts, will be able to unleash their inner Tarzan on a variety of ...

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Register Now for Free Full-Day Summer Academy Programs via the NYC Department of Education

Register Now for Free Full-Day Summer Academy Programs via the NYC Department of Education

Registration is now open for Summer in the City's Summer Academy programs. These programs offer New York City kids in grades 2-12 free, full-day summer programing with hands-on STEM activities, reading and math curriculum, and visits to museums, pa...

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City Harvest is Encouraging New Yorkers to 'Skip Lunch, Fight Hunger'

City Harvest is Encouraging New Yorkers to 'Skip Lunch, Fight Hunger'

City Harvest is an organization dedicated to fighting hunger in New York City. It reports that 1.4 million New Yorkers face hunger with 420,000 of them being children. That's why it has brought back its Skip Lunch, Fight Hunger campaign for the 16t...

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Toys 'R' Us is Officially Closing

Toys 'R' Us is Officially Closing

It's a sad day for Toys "R" Us kids everywhere. The beloved toy store has announced that it will be closing all locations nationwide. There are currently more than 700 hundred stores across the country and earlier this year 180 of them began the li...

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NYMetroParents Wins 8 Awards At the 2018 Parenting Media Association Banquet

NYMetroParents Wins 8 Awards At the 2018 Parenting Media Association Banquet

NYMetroParents, a division of Davler Media Group, is proud to announce that our print magazines and website received eight awards for editorial and digital excellence at the annual Parenting Media Association Awards Banquet on March 2, 2018 in St. ...

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The Prom Boutique Celebrates its 24th Year Donating Dresses to Thousands of Long Island High School Students

The Prom Boutique Celebrates its 24th Year Donating Dresses to Thousands of Long Island High School Students

Prom season is just around the corner, which is exciting for some but stressful for others. Long Island is coming together to make sure every girl feels beautiful and special at her prom by gathering and donating dresses and other prom accessories ...

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Motherhood is 1.5 Times the Work of a Full Time Job

Motherhood is 1.5 Times the Work of a Full Time Job

It's no secret that being a mother means being a superhero. Research now shows that being a mom is actually more than just a full time job: it’s two and a half times the work, according to nypost.com.

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'Kode With Klossy' STEM Summer Camps for Girls Comes to New York City Summer 2018

'Kode With Klossy' STEM Summer Camps for Girls Comes to New York City Summer 2018

Kode With Klossy, the nonprofit coding summer camps for girls founded by model and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss, is coming to New York City this summer, according to a press release. Launched in 2015, Kode With Klossy empowers girls by familiarizing t...

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New Popular Video Game 'Fortnite: Battle Royale' Has Become an Obsession and Addiction for Teens

New Popular Video Game 'Fortnite: Battle Royale' Has Become an Obsession and Addiction for Teens

The “Hunger Games”- style survival game Fortnite is driving kids and parents crazy, but for different reasons. Fortnite has gathered 40 million players since it first came out back in the fall. Within the first two weeks of its debut, 10 million pl...

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Best Practices for Traveling with Pets

Best Practices for Traveling with Pets

Our pets are part of our family and we want to ensure they are comfortable and happy at all times, especially while traveling. A passenger’s dog was stored inside an overhead bin on United Airlines Flight 1284 for more than three hours and tragical...

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Action for Healthy Kids Provides Grants to Parents

Action for Healthy Kids Provides Grants to Parents

Action for Healthy Kids has provided $7.7 million in grants to schools since 2009 to help them accomplish their student wellness goals and now for the 2018-2019 school year it will offering Parents for Healthy Kids Grants. According to the website,...

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