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

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

"UPDATED December 2019: 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’...

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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 December 2019: 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, compu...

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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 December 2019: 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, ten...

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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 December 2019: 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 camp...

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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 December 2019: 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,...

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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 December 2019: 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, ...

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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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Helping Teens with Anxiety, Depression, and Other Mental Health Struggles

Helping Teens with Anxiety, Depression, and Other Mental Health Struggles

Teenage mental health disorder statistics can be surprising and unsettling. For example, 20 percent of teenagers have a diagnosed mental health disorder, according to Robin Seymour, LCSW, clinical director of Newport Academy, a series of evidence-b...

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9 Topics to Discuss With Your Teen About Sex and Dating

9 Topics to Discuss With Your Teen About Sex and Dating

Does the thought of talking about the birds and the bees with your kids make you wince? You’re not alone–especially if you get the feeling that your kids don’t want to talk about dating and sex, either. But for both parents and kids, these conversa...

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One Simple Thing We Do Every Week to Connect with Our Teens

One Simple Thing We Do Every Week to Connect with Our Teens

After spending a year living on a sailboat, sailing around the world as a family, the Orton family was very close-knit. But once they returned, in the hustle and bustle of city life, they began to drift apart a little. Read on to learn how the Orto...

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7 Ways to Get (and Stay) Closer to Your Teen

7 Ways to Get (and Stay) Closer to Your Teen

As your children grow older and start to push away from you in an effort to assert their independence, you may be wondering: How do I ensure I have a good relationship with my teen? New York area experts share tips to help you get and stay close to...

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Skin Care Products for the Whole Family

Skin Care Products for the Whole Family

The winter weather and constant switching from being in cold air outside to a heated indoors can wreak havoc on your skin, no matter your age. So, we found some skin care products, from moisturizers and cleansers to balms, oils, and healing gels, t...

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What Your Teen Still Needs From You Even Though She Seems Grown-Up

What Your Teen Still Needs From You Even Though She Seems Grown-Up

If you have a teen, you probably look at him—on those rare moments when he isn’t holed up in his room or out somewhere with his friends, that is—and wonder: “How’d you get so big?” And the bigger your child gets, the smaller the list of things he r...

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10 Gifts Your Teens Will Love Even Though These Aren’t on Their Wish List

10 Gifts Your Teens Will Love Even Though These Aren’t on Their Wish List

Now that you have teens on your hands, holiday gifts get more expensive—and it’s more difficult to surprise your teens with things they’ll actually like. We’re right there with you, so we searched high and low for gifts that aren’t on your teenager...

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How to Raise Teens Who Are World-Aware Global Citizens

How to Raise Teens Who Are World-Aware Global Citizens

In the current climate, it's important for everyone to be global citizens who are aware of what's happening around the world. From politics to social issues, more and more young adults are "woke" teens who are leading movements and getting involved...

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National Art Project for Teen Students Honors Women with Breast Cancer

National Art Project for Teen Students Honors Women with Breast Cancer

Early this fall, teens enrolled in art programs through One River School of Art + Design, the first national network of contemporary art schools, created original artwork honoring women with breast cancer. The initiative, called the "Pink Art Proje...

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How Understanding Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence Can Boost Her Self-Esteem in the Digital Age

How Understanding Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence Can Boost Her Self-Esteem in the Digital Age

While there are a variety of positive effects of children using technology in their day-to-day lives, there is a negative side effect many parents may not think of: Technology can cause a lack of self-esteem in kids. Here are three easy things pare...

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6 Milestones Your Teen Will Experience—And How You Can Cope

6 Milestones Your Teen Will Experience—And How You Can Cope

As your children grow older and progress through the teenage years, there are certain milestones she will meet that aren't physical. These changes your teen is going through are signs he's growing up and becoming his own person. Here's how you can ...

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5 Ways to Help Your Teen Have an Active and Healthy Lifestyle

5 Ways to Help Your Teen Have an Active and Healthy Lifestyle

Good exercise and eating habits are vital and are best established at a young age. By teaching your teen effective and enjoyable ways to exercise and stay well, you are setting her up to live a healthy and happy life. Here are five things you shoul...

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3 Tips for Being Successful in College

3 Tips for Being Successful in College

Your teen is finally ready to head off to college. She's aced her SAT and ACT and been accepted into her dream school. You've saved up for her tuition. You've done everything in your power to prepare her for the stress of this new chapter of life. ...

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6 Reasons to Take a Teen to Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

6 Reasons to Take a Teen to Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

If you’re looking for a family vacation to take with your teens, consider Riviera Nayarit in Mexico. Located on the western side of the country, it’s a bit of a longer flight than Cancun, but totally worth it, as this mother-daughter duo found out....

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5 Key Ways to Save Money for Your Child's College Tuition

5 Key Ways to Save Money for Your Child's College Tuition

With the rising costs of higher education, it's never too early (or too late) to start saving for your child's college tuition. Here, experts share five key ways you can start saving for your child's admission costs now to limit the amount of debt ...

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How to Help Your Teen Through a Friendship Breakup

How to Help Your Teen Through a Friendship Breakup

As our children become teenagers and their interests and hobbies change, so too do their friendships. But when the end of a friendship is a shock to one teen—whether from a sudden falling out to a general growing apart—it can be devastating. Expert...

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9 Reasons to Take a Teen (or Two) to Williamsburg, VA

9 Reasons to Take a Teen (or Two) to Williamsburg, VA

If your kids have reached their teenage years and you’re looking for a new family vacation destination that will please everyone in your brood, why not plan a trip to Williamsburg, VA? If you think the only things to do there are history-related, y...

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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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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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How to Help Your Teen Daughter Thrive in Her Sport

How to Help Your Teen Daughter Thrive in Her Sport

We all know that getting exercise is important for teens and children alike, but playing sports offers additional long-term benefits for girls that your standard fitness class might not. From building self-confidence to encouraging teamwork, there’...

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Two Long Island Students Win STEM Competition

Two Long Island Students Win STEM Competition

Women are traditionally underrepresented in STEM careers, but two Long Island female students are turning tradition on its head. On July 12, Audrey Shine of Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School, Plainview, New York and Danielle Kelly of Friends A...

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Should My Teen Take the SAT or ACT?

Should My Teen Take the SAT or ACT?

If your teenager is heading into his junior year of high school, he will likely be taking the SAT or ACT this school year. These college entrance exams are more alike than different, but there is still some confusion about which one teens should ta...

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A Grade-by-Grade Timeline for Applying to College

A Grade-by-Grade Timeline for Applying to College

Helping your child figure out her future education plans can seem like a daunting task, from taking the PSAT, SAT, or ACT to writing essays and going on college tours and interviews. Starting the college planning process early can help your child b...

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How Can I Help Prepare My Teen for Stress in College?

How Can I Help Prepare My Teen for Stress in College?

Teens may think that heading off to college will be four years of partying. But what they might not realize is college can be one of the most stressful times of their lives. To ensure your teen is successful in college and beyond, spend the summer ...

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Elisabeth Morrow Student Wins Prestigious Scholastic Art and Writing National Gold Medal

Elisabeth Morrow Student Wins Prestigious Scholastic Art and Writing National Gold Medal

Earlier this month Elisabeth Morrow School 7th-grader Shira Mandelzis won a prestigious 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing National Gold Medal for her photograph, “Wings Over New York City.” Shira’s photograph was selected from a pool of more than 350...

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YoungArts Now Accepting Applications for National Arts Competition

YoungArts Now Accepting Applications for National Arts Competition

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) has announced that applications to become a 2019 YoungArts winner will be accepted through October 12, 2018. The annual contest by YoungArts, one of the most comprehensive programs dedicated to nurturin...

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The Bruce Museum in Greenwich Exhibits Local High School Talent

The Bruce Museum in Greenwich Exhibits Local High School Talent

The Bruce Museum is showcasing art from students throughout New York and Connecticut in the iCreate 2018 exhibition. Now on view through August 12, this annual exhibit is in its 8th consecutive year and features 45 works of fine art selected from m...

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Lutheran High School's 55th Commencement Ceremony

Lutheran High School's 55th Commencement Ceremony

The 55th Long Island Lutheran (LuHi) Commencement Ceremony took place on June 9 in the Visscher Gymnasium. Mr. John Buck, newly named head of school, along with faculty and staff welcomed family and friends of the 119 graduates. The Class of 2018 c...

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Vincent Smith School Senior Overcomes Learning Difficulties and Graduates

Vincent Smith School Senior Overcomes Learning Difficulties and Graduates

Upon meeting Mark Irving, a hard-working student who loves to put on a show, you’d be surprised to hear of the learning challenges he faced on the road to graduation. Mark entered Vincent Smith School in elementary school, when his parents realized...

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How Can I Help Prepare My Teen for College Life?

How Can I Help Prepare My Teen for College Life?

Sending your teen off to college can be exciting and overwhelming for both of you. While you'll still worry about your child getting enough sleep, being safe at parties, and getting all of their school work done, there are conversations you can hav...

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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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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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