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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Summer Camps That Offer Counselor-In-Training Programs for Campers in Westchester County

Summer Camps That Offer Counselor-In-Training Programs for Campers in Westchester County

If your child has aged out of camp (why can’t they stay little forever?!) but wants to stay in the camp environment, why not get them to apply for a CIT program? Young adults who become camp counselors gain valuable skills in their experience as a ...

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Summer Camps That Offer Counselor-In-Training Programs for Campers on Long Island

Summer Camps That Offer Counselor-In-Training Programs for Campers on Long Island

If your child has aged out of camp (why can’t they stay little forever?!) but wants to stay in the camp environment, why not get them to apply for a CIT program on Long Island? Young adults who become camp counselors gain valuable skills in their e...

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Summer Camps, Summer Programs, & CIT Programs for Older Kids, Tweens & Teens in Rockland County

Summer Camps, Summer Programs, & CIT Programs for Older Kids, Tweens & Teens in Rockland County

"UPDATED May 2018: Summer camp isn't just for younger kids; older kids, tweens, and teens can take advantage of summer day camps and programming. Look no further for a way to occupy your older kids this summer in Rockland County in a way they’ll ac...

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Summer Camps, Summer Programs, & CIT Programs for Older Kids, Tweens & Teens in Westchester County

Summer Camps, Summer Programs, & CIT Programs for Older Kids, Tweens & Teens in Westchester County

UPDATED May 2018: Look no further for a way to occupy your older kids this summer in Westchester County (in a way they’ll actually enjoy!). Our guide has a camp for every tween and teen including day camps, sleepaway camps, sports camps, computer c...

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Summer Camps, Summer Programs, & CIT Programs for Older Kids, Tweens & Teens in Queens

Summer Camps, Summer Programs, & CIT Programs for Older Kids, Tweens & Teens in Queens

UPDATED May 2018: Summer camp isn't just for younger kids; older kids, tweens, and teens can take advantage of summer day camps and programming throughout Queens, including dance camps, theater camps, acting camps, day camps, sports camps, tennis c...

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Summer Camps, Summer Programs, & CIT Programs for Older Kids, Tweens & Teens in Manhattan

Summer Camps, Summer Programs, & CIT Programs for Older Kids, Tweens & Teens in Manhattan

UPDATED May 2018: Summer camp isn't just for younger kids; older kids, tweens, and teens can take advantage of summer day camps and programming throughout Manhattan including day camps, sports camps, leadership programs, dance and theater camps, ca...

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Summer Camps, Summer Programs, & CIT Programs for Older Kids, Tweens & Teens on Long Island

Summer Camps, Summer Programs, & CIT Programs for Older Kids, Tweens & Teens on Long Island

UPDATED May 2018: Summer camp isn't just for younger kids; older kids, tweens, and teens can take advantage of summer day camps and programming across Long Island including day camps, sports camps, leadership programs, dance and theater camps, musi...

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Summer Camps, Summer Programs, & CIT Programs for Older Kids, Tweens & Teens in Brooklyn

Summer Camps, Summer Programs, & CIT Programs for Older Kids, Tweens & Teens in Brooklyn

UPDATED May 2018: Looking for summer camps for your older kids in or near Brooklyn? Our camp guide will point you to the right program for your tween or teen with traditional day camps and specialty camps in fields such as sports, music, art, wildl...

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How to Keep Your Teen's Self-Esteem Intact While Battling Acne

How to Keep Your Teen's Self-Esteem Intact While Battling Acne

Adolescence is a time rife with changes in your teen, from mood swings to growing pains and most dreaded of all: acne. The changes in appearance your teen are experiencing can cause self-esteem to plummet, so experts share how you can clear your te...

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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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Brunch & Bikini Bottom: A Mother-Daughter Broadway Outing

Brunch & Bikini Bottom: A Mother-Daughter Broadway Outing

With the plethora of family-friendly activities geared toward the younger set, you may be wondering what to do with your tweens and teens in New York City. Read what happens when a Long Island mom treats her teenage daughter to brunch at Charlie Pa...

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Is My Child Ready to Be a Counselor-in-Training at Summer Camp?

Is My Child Ready to Be a Counselor-in-Training at Summer Camp?

If you’re the parent of a teen who lives for anything related to camp, from the arts and crafts cabin to color wars to archery, now might be the time to talk to him about applying for a summer job as a counselor-in-training at a camp nearby. Turns ...

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How to Raise a Take-Charge Teen

How to Raise a Take-Charge Teen

Teens have a tendency to follow the crowd—help your child be confident enough to make his own decisions.

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Inwood Academy Celebrates Prom with TLC's 'Say Yes to the Prom'

Inwood Academy Celebrates Prom with TLC's 'Say Yes to the Prom'

Inwood Academy for Leadership Charter School hosted its all-expenses paid prom night at Current at Chelsea Piers on Feb. 15, courtesy of TLC’s Say Yes to the Prom initiative, as the winners of TLC’s Win a Dream Prom For Your School contest (in part...

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A Support System for Parents of Big Kids

A Support System for Parents of Big Kids

Facebook group Grown and Flown lets older kids' parents share concerns.

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How to Help Your Teen Get More Exercise

How to Help Your Teen Get More Exercise

Most adolescents are a lot less active than they should be. Get yours moving with these expert-approved tips.

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TLC's 'Say Yes to the Prom' Stops at Inwood Academy for Leadership Charter School

TLC's 'Say Yes to the Prom' Stops at Inwood Academy for Leadership Charter School

Inwood Academy for Leadership Charter School was selected as the winner of TLC and "Seventeen" magazine's Win a Dream Prom for Your School contest. As part of the prize, the team, including Monte Durham, of TLC's "Say Yes to the Prom" brought a per...

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A Look Inside the Debate of Whether High School Should Start Later

A Look Inside the Debate of Whether High School Should Start Later

If you find you're having trouble getting your teen up and out the door in time to arrive before the late bell tolls at high school, you're not alone. It turns out the early high school start time is not in line with teens' development and biology—...

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What to Do If You're Concerned About Your Child's Eating

What to Do If You're Concerned About Your Child's Eating

Nikki Pagano, LMSW, shares what parents can do to help if they're concerned about their child's eating behaviors.

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Does My Child Have an Eating Disorder?

Does My Child Have an Eating Disorder?

Experts share the signs, mental and physical health risks, and treatments of eating disorders—and how to get your child the help he or she needs.

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American Academy of Pediatrics Announces First Recommendations on Body Modification in Youth

American Academy of Pediatrics Announces First Recommendations on Body Modification in Youth

The American Academy of Pediatrics announced its first-ever recommendations on tattoos, piercings, and body modification in youth in response to the rise in popularity of such modifications.

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Teen Songwriters in NYC Can Enter Contest to Win Recording Session

Teen Songwriters in NYC Can Enter Contest to Win Recording Session

Teenage songwriters in NYC can enter #MyNYCSong to win a one-on-one mentoring session with Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons.

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I Took a 14-Year-Old YouTube Addict to Niagara Falls

I Took a 14-Year-Old YouTube Addict to Niagara Falls

Seven surprises from a rare but successful mother-daughter weekend trip to the iconic Niagara Falls.

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How to Resist Peer Pressure: Strategies for Teens

How to Resist Peer Pressure: Strategies for Teens

Mix-and-match peer pressure refusal strategies to share with your teen

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Escape Room Games in the New York Area

Escape Room Games in the New York Area

A roundup of escape room games in the New York area, including New York City, Westchester County, Rockland County, Bergen County, and Long Island.

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Breaking Out of the Escape Room

Breaking Out of the Escape Room

A guide to visiting Locked – Escape Rooms NYC, an escape room game in Astoria, Queens.

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Is My Teenager Moody or Is It Depression?

Is My Teenager Moody or Is It Depression?

How can parents tell when teenagers' behaviors are typical adolescent attitudes or something more serious?

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The Best First Jobs for Teens

The Best First Jobs for Teens

What teens and tweens need to know to earn their first paycheck

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Teen Launches App for Kids to Find a Place to Sit in the Cafeteria

Teen Launches App for Kids to Find a Place to Sit in the Cafeteria

Natalie Hampton, 16, is the creator of Sit With Us: an app that allows students to find a group to sit with in the cafeteria to avoid eating alone.

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Gap Year: How Teens Are Spending Time Between High School and College

Gap Year: How Teens Are Spending Time Between High School and College

Many high school graduates are opting to take a year “off” before starting college. But far from doing nothing, they are participating in programs and gaining experiences that set them up for success.

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How Can Adults Help Teens Make Better Decisions?

How Can Adults Help Teens Make Better Decisions?

Experts share what adults can do to help teens make better behavior choices.

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New Poll Shows NYC Teens' Online Behavior

New Poll Shows NYC Teens' Online Behavior

A new survey shows a discrepancy between what New York City parents think and what teens experience when online using social media, and reveals rampant cyberbullying among middle and high school aged kids.

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Talking to Your Kids About Body Image

Talking to Your Kids About Body Image

With the barrage of media telling kids their value is in their looks, we often wonder when to talk to them about body image and self-esteem. Hint: Now.

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The 2016 Kids' Cover Contest Is Now Open!

The 2016 Kids' Cover Contest Is Now Open!

Enter your child in the 2016 NYMetroParents Kids' Cover Contest for the chance to see your cutie on a cover of an upcoming magazine and win awesome prizes!

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Growing Pains: Surviving the Tumultuous Teen Years

Growing Pains: Surviving the Tumultuous Teen Years

This father shared how he was able to rekindle his relationship with his daughter as she navigated through being a teenager.

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Advice From a Young Girl on How to Follow Your Dreams

Advice From a Young Girl on How to Follow Your Dreams

Carrie Berk teaches us how to follow our dreams and live with passion and purpose.

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New Advice on Talking About Teen Drinking

New Advice on Talking About Teen Drinking

As a child turns into a teen, many parents find worries increase. And one of the issues that can cause stress is the growing problem of underage drinking. A new study offers insight. Noted local experts offer advice.

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Getting Through Menopause and Puberty at the Same Time

Getting Through Menopause and Puberty at the Same Time

With women becoming mothers later in life, they commonly go through menopause at the same time their daughter is going through puberty. Here are five ways to deal with the house full of hormones.

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That Inspirational Poem Going Viral? It's by a Brooklyn Teen

That Inspirational Poem Going Viral? It's by a Brooklyn Teen

'Worst Day Ever?'--a poem being shared on social media by millions--came from the mind of a 17-year-old Brooklyn teen.

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Is Your Teen Depressed...or Just Acting His Age?

Is Your Teen Depressed...or Just Acting His Age?

Teens can be tough to figure out. Could your kid be depressed? Or is it just the common mood swings and angst of the teen years? Here's how to tell.

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Empower Teens to Make Good Choices

Empower Teens to Make Good Choices

Mark Mero, a former WWE champion turned inspirational school speaker, discusses how parents can help empower teens to make the right choices, prevent bullying, and deal with peer pressure.

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GIRL POWER! Empowering Pop-Culture Role Models for Girls

GIRL POWER! Empowering Pop-Culture Role Models for Girls

Modern heroines — from video games, popular cartoons, and revived characters of our own childhood — are inventors, wordsmiths, and unafraid to speak up for themselves and what’s right. Meet — and introduce your little princess to — the 21 coolest g...

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How to Turn Your Child's Teen Years into an Age of Opportunity

Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D., author of "Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence," shares why adolescence lasts for a longer period of time now than ever before, and how you can help guide your teen through positive influences.

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Help Your Children Overcome 'Affluenza'

'Affluenza' is the psychological dysfunction caused by the obsessive and competitive pursuit for more; more money, more material items, more power. While there is pressure on children from affluent homes to be the best, the sense of entitlement tha...

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NYMP Q&A: Teens and Social Media

NYMP Q&A: Teens and Social Media

Author Danah Boyd shares what's really going on with teens and social media, including whether social media addiction is real, cyber bullying, online privacy, and how technology impacts teens.

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Planned Parenthood Launches Apps to Help Teens Make Healthy Decisions

Planned Parenthood Federation of America recently launched nine interactive tools online to help teens make healthy decisions, which incorporate age-appropriate sex education. The tools help teens start conversations about sex and dating with their...

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Where to Get Help If You Think Your Teen Is Using Drugs

If you suspect your teen is using drugs or drinking alcohol, there are places you can turn to for help. Here is a list of substance abuse resources in the New York metro area, including Rockland, Westchester, Fairfield, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens,...

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Back-To-School Safety Tips for Teen Drivers

Back-To-School Safety Tips for Teen Drivers

Driving-Tests.org recently released a new, free Parent-Teen Safe Driving Contract to raise awareness of teenagers driving safely,as well as seven back-to-school safety tips for teen drivers.

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Advice on Empty-Nest Syndrome

When your high school graduate left for college in August, they weren't the only one making a transition: parents face emotional and lifestyle adjustments, too. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital physicians offer expert tips for parents and children on ...

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