(Oct. 02, 2015) - No need to get in an airplane to give your kids a taste of cuisines from a wide array of cultures, including Burmese, Malaysian, Russian, and Pakistani. Just hop on the subway to Queens to dip your spoon in the melting pot!
(Jul. 30, 2015) - Each of these made-in-NYC kids' gifts is sure to thrill the recipient while you support local artisans and commerce--so go ahead, go shopping and show your city pride!
(May. 20, 2015) - 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 girls around.
(Apr. 15, 2015) - No need to get in an airplane to give your kids a taste of cuisines from a wide array of cultures. Just hop on the subway to Queens to dip your spoon in the melting pot!
(Dec. 29, 2014) - So your child thinks history is boring...no surprise there! But what may surprise you is how easily you can turn history into a fun and exciting subject for kids. Here are six ways to make history come to life, even for reluctant learners.
(Jan. 28, 2014) - Because autism spectrum disorder is a disability that impacts social skills so dramatically, motor skills deficits tend to get short shrift. But recent research shows that kids with ASD who have better motor skills are also better at communicating.
(Jan. 28, 2014) - Local camp owners and directors share advice and tips for camp parents—10 things they wish parents didn't do when sending children to camp. Plus, counselors share five things they want parents to know.
(Oct. 25, 2013) - If you think your child is drinking or taking drugs, you're probably right. Experts share why substance abuse is more dangerous for teens than adults, tips to keep your children drug free, signs of substance abuse in teens, and how to talk to your child about substance abuse.
(Aug. 01, 2013) - Service dogs aren’t just for the blind—they are more commonly being used to assist children with autism (and a variety of other disorders) in surprising ways.
(Mar. 29, 2013) - Summer camp, and especially sleepaway camp, helps kids develop confidence and independence, and their experiences at camp help them break through their comfort zones, build lasting friendships, and find who they truly are.
(Dec. 13, 2012) - Raising a bilingual or multilingual child is easier than you think, as there are many ways to teach your child another language and encourage your child to learn new languages. The key to teaching your child a new language is starting when your child is young. The benefits of being bilingual or multilingual go beyond conversing.
(Nov. 27, 2012) - You may wonder "Is yoga right for my child?" but the answer is simple: yoga is beneficial for everyone. Yoga helps kids stay healthy but it also helps kids release stress and gain confidence. Yoga classes for kids are all-inclusive, and you can practice yoga poses at home with your child, too.
(Nov. 01, 2012) - Fencing, a sport your child very well may have never heard of until the 2012 Olympics, is a perfect way to harness a child’s focus.
(Oct. 02, 2012) - With so much talk of concussions in the sport of football of late, many parents are shying away from the sport. If your child is set on hitting the gridiron, we’ve got ways to ease your anxiety.
(Aug. 28, 2012) - Crosstown rivalries, new stadiums, and access to a wide variety of sports make the New York area one of the best to places to watch sports live in action. We have the lowdown on where to enjoy live sports in the New York area along with some parenting tips to make the experience the best it can be for you and your family. So, grab a hotdog, Cracker Jack, cotton candy, or what ever your go-to sporting event snack is and root root root for the home team!
(Aug. 01, 2012) - If your child can cite the on-base percentage of every player on the Yankees or whiles away more time than you would like playing Madden NFL on Xbox, have no fear. Research shows that sports interest may help children grow academically and socially.
(Jul. 31, 2012) - Dominique Browning, mother and NYC and Rhode Island resident, co-founded Moms Clean Air Force, a group dedicated to cleaning up air pollution because it is harmful to your child's health.
(Jun. 25, 2012) - Once illegal in many states, home-schooling is now not only acceptable, but a fairly common option. Is home schooling right for you and your child?
(Mar. 23, 2012) - Whether it’s a school program or an all-star squad, cheerleading makes real athletic demands of participants—and not always on the sidelines. Only serious athletes need apply.
(Feb. 10, 2012) - Bowling is the latest youth sport to come back into style, with alleys luring kids and families back to their lanes with spruced-up features like glow-in-the-dark bowling, all-inclusive birthday party packages, and child-friendly food and entertainment. Get the scoop on what our NYC-area bowling alleys have to offer.