How to Prevent and Treat Burns from Everyday Household Items

How to Prevent and Treat Burns from Everyday Household Items

Though you may not realize it, there are a handful of everyday items in the home that can cause burns, from superficial burns to severe burns. PM Pediatrics breaks down what you can do in your home to prevent those burns, how to treat them initiall...

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6 Tips for Hiring the Right Nanny

6 Tips for Hiring the Right Nanny

This expert-approved advice makes it simple to find a great caregiver.

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Education and Tutoring: Help Your Child Overcome a Fear of Failure

Education and Tutoring: Help Your Child Overcome a Fear of Failure

I recently received a phone call from a parent; she was confused and concerned regarding a shift in her ten-year-old son’s approach to his schoolwork. “Jason has always loved school,” she began, “but last year he just kind of… gave up. He’s so brig...

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The Benefits of An Early Childhood Montessori Education

The Benefits of An Early Childhood Montessori Education

We all want to give our children the best start in life—which is why it’s worthwhile to explore the many benefits of an early childhood Montessori education. With a unique philosophy, highly skilled teachers, and beautiful classrooms, Montessori sc...

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How to Help Your Child Reach His Feeding Milestones

How to Help Your Child Reach His Feeding Milestones

It is important for children to continuously improve their overall feeding abilities for the purposes of safe chewing and swallowing, as well as developing an appropriate dietary repertoire and achieving accurate milestones. For example, utilizing ...

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How Foster Care Changes Lives

How Foster Care Changes Lives

Foster care changes lives in the nicest of ways—just ask Ann LiPuma of Wantagh, NY. She still vividly remembers the day she received an e-mail from Berkshire Farms Center & Services for Youth, asking if she’d be interested in becoming a foster pare...

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The Benefits of All-Inclusive Birthday Party Venues

The Benefits of All-Inclusive Birthday Party Venues

It’s no big surprise that all-inclusive children’s birthday party venues are becoming popular with families. After all, kids’ birthday parties are very important occasions—not just for children, but for their parents too—and there’s only a once-a-y...

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Born with Eyes Wide Open: Common Characteristics of Gifted Babies and Toddlers

Born with Eyes Wide Open: Common Characteristics of Gifted Babies and Toddlers

Let’s first understand what’s “normal” for a one year old. Developmentally, by twelve months, a child can say a few words, imitate your voice, distinguish different sounds and understand simple instructions like, “Drink your juice”. Does that sound...

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4 Ways to Instill Independence in School

4 Ways to Instill Independence in School

How can we encourage and teach our children to be independent, confident learners in the classroom? At Basis Independent Brooklyn, a PreK-grade 12 private school rooted in the liberal arts and sciences, students learn how to proactively take owners...

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Super Fast Head Lice Removal Clinic — Same-Day Appointments Now on Long Island and in Westchester

Super Fast Head Lice Removal Clinic — Same-Day Appointments Now on Long Island and in Westchester

Millions of kids throughout the United States get head lice every year. If your child has head lice, there’s no reason to feel guilty. But lice are creepy, and you don’t want your lice-infested child to be stigmatized or to miss days at school or ...

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How Can I Lower My Child's Fever?

How Can I Lower My Child's Fever?

Who applies a damp cloth to the forehead during a fever? You? Your mom? Whenever I was sick with a fever growing up I always felt like I was undertreated by my parents because they never put a cool, damp washcloth on my forehead. This was unbel...

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How a Traditional Summer Camp Can Benefit Kids All Year Long

How a Traditional Summer Camp Can Benefit Kids All Year Long

When kids have the experience of spending time in a traditional camp setting they are exposed to a number of different activities and challenges that can equip them with skills that will be useful far beyond the summer. Camp is a great place for...

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6 Simple Ways to Build Your Child's Self-Confidence

6 Simple Ways to Build Your Child's Self-Confidence

As parents, we want our kids to be happy, self-assured, and confident. But building a child's self-confidence is sometimes a little harder than we imagine it will be. Luckily, there are some simple things you can do to help your children learn to b...

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Orthodontics: It's Not Just About Straightening Teeth

Orthodontics: It's Not Just About Straightening Teeth

Orthodontists can help kids breathe properly, and look better too.

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Benefits of Music Education for Children

Benefits of Music Education for Children

Music education isn't just a nice extra—it helps children with academics, character development, empathy, and more.

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The 10 Test Prep/Application Commandments

The 10 Test Prep/Application Commandments

Tips to help your child prepare for tests.

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Three Things a Person With Special Needs Can Do To Find a Job

Three Things a Person With Special Needs Can Do To Find a Job

Here are three things a person with special needs can do to help them land a job.

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A New Way to Save Money for Your Kids

A New Way to Save Money for Your Kids

Kidfund is an app that makes putting money into your child’s savings account as easy as tipping the barista.

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Why Do So Many Gifted and Talented Children Hate To Write?

Why Do So Many Gifted and Talented Children Hate To Write?

Disliking to write is a widespread phenomenon, affecting as many as 50 percent of gifted kids--here’s how to change their minds just a little.

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How to Improve Children’s Behavior By Boosting Their Self-Esteem

How to Improve Children’s Behavior By Boosting Their Self-Esteem

Kids with a higher sense of self-esteem behave better and thrive more than kids with lower self-confidence. Here's how to build your child's sense of self worth.

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The Importance of a Good Psychiatric Assessment

The Importance of a Good Psychiatric Assessment

If your child has a fever or complains of a stomachache, chances are a quick trip to the doctor’s office and perhaps a prescription will do the trick. But what if it’s something more serious, something psychological?

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Top Five Parent Mistakes You Can Avoid

Top Five Parent Mistakes You Can Avoid

Tips for staying on the path to good parenting right from the start

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Helping Children Learn Through Creative Play and Experience

Helping Children Learn Through Creative Play and Experience

Helpful pointers for parents to help children flourish through freedom when they are home.

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The Importance of STEAM Classes for Young Kids

The Importance of STEAM Classes for Young Kids

STEAM curriculum is growing in popularity amongst younger children and for a good reason. Centers like NY Kids Club have expanded their STEAM curriculum to meet the needs of parents and kids in NYC.

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How Camp Can Spark a Lifelong Passion for Science

How Camp Can Spark a Lifelong Passion for Science

Help your kid to create a lifelong love of science at camps like Destination Science.

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Why Kids Should Learn the Sport of Rowing

Why Kids Should Learn the Sport of Rowing

Teamwork and discipline on the water lead to greater focus in the classroom.

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Helping Kids Learn to Appreciate All Things Italian

Helping Kids Learn to Appreciate All Things Italian

Learning a new language is one of the best ways to become familiar with a country you might have an interest in. Collina Italiana offers classes for kids to experience the culture, food, music, stories, and language of Italy.

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Embracing Intellectually Gifted and Academically Gifted Kids

Embracing Intellectually Gifted and Academically Gifted Kids

We may say our kids are “smart,” but what does that really entail and how can we as parents better help our kids achieve academic success?

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Amazing Facts About Babies and Music

Amazing Facts About Babies and Music

All children are musical at birth and can respond to music around them.

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The Joys of Learning to Skate (and Why Everyone Should Learn)

The Joys of Learning to Skate (and Why Everyone Should Learn)

Ice-skating is a timeless activity for the young and the young at heart, and something kids can enjoy for the rest of their lives.

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Why Young Families Should Consider Estate Planning Now

Why Young Families Should Consider Estate Planning Now

Many couples who have just gotten married may see their matrimony as a lifelong partnership and the beginning of a new family. What they may not consider is what happens when the inevitable happens.

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How to Instill a Love of Nature in Your City Kid

How to Instill a Love of Nature in Your City Kid

Valentina Hantke, owner of The Art Farm in the city, gives tips on how to instill a love of nature in your city kid.

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Why Breastfeeding Support is Important for New and Expectant Mothers

Why Breastfeeding Support is Important for New and Expectant Mothers

Support groups like Allied Breastfeeding Support offer new and expectant moms all the help they need when it comes to questions or concerns about breastfeeding.

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Recapturing the Joys of an ‘Old-Fashioned’ Ski Vacation

Recapturing the Joys of an ‘Old-Fashioned’ Ski Vacation

Skiing has changed a lot in recent years. Here's how to enjoy an old-time ski trip, despite the crowds and new developments.

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Reasons to Choose a British School for Your New York Child

Reasons to Choose a British School for Your New York Child

Wetherby-Pembridge on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, has a mission to combine the best of British education with that of the United States’.

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A Haunted History of the Jack-O’-Lantern

A Haunted History of the Jack-O’-Lantern

Why do we carve scary faces into pumpkins on Halloween anyway?

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How to Carve a Pumpkin

How to Carve a Pumpkin

Expert tips on how to get your pumpkin to put its best face forward

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Finding True Joy in Ballet

Finding True Joy in Ballet

How to help your child embrace competitive pursuits--such as ballet--by dealing with disappointments and competition in a positive way.

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Our Kids' Stress and How Therapy Can Help

Our Kids' Stress and How Therapy Can Help

The stressors that our children are experiencing are exponentially greater than in any previous generation--and psychotherapy can help.

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The Benefits of Family Time at Local Amusement Parks

The Benefits of Family Time at Local Amusement Parks

A family visit to your local amusement park or carousel offers more than just a fun time for kids: It helps child development and strengthens the parent-child bond.

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The Benefits of Dance for Young Children

The Benefits of Dance for Young Children

Dance is a great way for children to express themselves and burn off steam. NY Kids Club offers dance classes for kids. Here are some of the benefits.

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Your Summer Family Vacation: Water Safety Tips

Your Summer Family Vacation: Water Safety Tips

How to help ensure that kids' time in the swimming pool or water park is safe and fun.

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Your Child's First Pair of Glasses: Tips for Getting Through It

Your Child's First Pair of Glasses: Tips for Getting Through It

If your child is diagnosed a vision problem and needs glasses, specialty eyeglass stores like Little Optics Inc. will help ease your child’s and your fears about the process.

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Instilling Healthy Habits For Your Family

Instilling Healthy Habits For Your Family

With diminishing outdoor playtime, a lack of healthy meal options in the lunchroom, and a litany of high-processed food products marketed to children, it can be an uphill battle to instill in your family healthy, nutritious eating habits.

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Is Your Child's 'Won't' Really a 'Can't'?

Is Your Child's 'Won't' Really a 'Can't'?

Where to find help when your child's behavioral problems need medical care.

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Paying Child Support for Private School After Divorce

Paying Child Support for Private School After Divorce

For single-parent families, paying for private school becomes even more arduous than it is for families where the parents live together.

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Understanding the Needs of Gifted Children: Tips for Raising, Motivating, and Teaching

Understanding the Needs of Gifted Children: Tips for Raising, Motivating, and Teaching

If you have a bright child who seems to be losing interest in school, it may not be because they do not like it, they might just be bored.

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Compounding Pharmacies: What Parents Need to Know

Compounding Pharmacies: What Parents Need to Know

Compounding pharmacies are an overlooked option for family healthcare. Parents looking for more personal service may consider customized medications for their kids.

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How Can Parents Help Their Child Develop Reading Proficiency?

How Can Parents Help Their Child Develop Reading Proficiency?

Developing strong reading skills early sets an important foundation for school success.

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A Family Vacation with Balance: Yours at Smugglers’ Notch Vermont

A Family Vacation with Balance: Yours at Smugglers’ Notch Vermont

Smugglers’ Notch Vermont helps families achieve balance while on vacation, mixing opportunities for time together, plus time apart to explore individual interests.

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