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The Benefits of a Bilingual, Immersion Education

The Benefits of a Bilingual, Immersion Education

There are myriad options for parents who want their children to learn a second (or third or fourth) language, from after-school activities and in-school classes to international and bilingual schools. But the most successful way to become proficien...

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Why You Need a Will Regardless of Age and Wealth

Why You Need a Will Regardless of Age and Wealth

You may think estate planning is just for the very rich or the very old. It’s not. Whether you have young children or aging parents, a traditional or non-traditional family, a large house or a small car, you should have an estate plan.

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The Impact of Early Orthodontics Treatment on Overall Health

The Impact of Early Orthodontics Treatment on Overall Health

Orthodontics is more than just braces and crooked teeth. It also covers myriad conditions dealing with the jaw, facial muscles, and airways. Proper treatment can alleviate ailments such as snoring, recessed jawlines, and even sleep apnea. Here’s wh...

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How to Reduce Children’s Risk of Drowning

How to Reduce Children’s Risk of Drowning

As a parent, keeping your child safe in any environment is a number-one priority—especially when in or near the water. We ensure our children fasten seatbelts in the car, look both ways before crossing the street, and wear helmets while riding bicy...

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What You Need to Know About Sedation-Based Pediatric Dentistry

What You Need to Know About Sedation-Based Pediatric Dentistry

Fostering a positive dental outlook for your child is important. After all, early experiences at the dentist can shape how he views dental appointments for the rest of his life. For a child who has severe dental anxiety or another condition that pr...

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The Benefits of Kids Attending a STEAM-Focused Summer Camp

The Benefits of Kids Attending a STEAM-Focused Summer Camp

If your school-age child is excited to learn about science, technology, engineering, art, and math topics, you may want to consider enrolling him in a STEAM-focused summer camp to boost his 21st-century skill learning year-round. After all, our kid...

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How Healthy, Well-Balanced Meals Boost Brain Development in Children

How Healthy, Well-Balanced Meals Boost Brain Development in Children

As parents, we all want our children to succeed in school and excel in academics, but did you know what they eat throughout the day can impact their performance? In fact, students who eat meals that are aligned with the Dietary Guidelines for Ameri...

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Why Drama and Theater are Important to Your Child's Development

Why Drama and Theater are Important to Your Child's Development

Participating in theater as a child can have a positive impact on your child’s development in many ways, and these activities aren’t limited to your neighborhood’s theater company or local drama class. Theater-related activities such as acting, sin...

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The Importance of and the Different Types of Trusts

The Importance of and the Different Types of Trusts

While it’s not something we like to think about, as parents in New York, it is important to have a plan in place to protect your child should something happen to you or your spouse. Planning for the future is important to ensure that your children ...

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What are Social-Emotional Skills and Why Are They Important for Children’s Development

What are Social-Emotional Skills and Why Are They Important for Children’s Development

As parents and caregivers, we tirelessly seek ways to ensure that our children are happy, healthy, and successful. Some parents place a strong emphasis on academic achievement, while others focus significantly on extracurricular activities such as ...

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The Benefits of Kids Learning to Play Ice Hockey at Any Age

The Benefits of Kids Learning to Play Ice Hockey at Any Age

Whether your child is a hockey fan and wants to learn how to play ice hockey, or you’re just looking for a way to get your child moving and having fun, hockey is a sport that can be played and enjoyed for life. No matter what age your child is, it’...

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What Happens If My Child Was Denied Early Intervention Services?

What Happens If My Child Was Denied Early Intervention Services?

Young children who have developmental delays may be eligible for early intervention services, including speech, physical, and occupational therapies; family education, counseling, and support groups; as well as nursing, nutrition, social work, and ...

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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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