Christine Adler

Summer Museums: Rockland, Westchester and Connecticut

(Jun. 03, 2008) - Gone are the old days when museums were stuffy, boring places for children. This summer, many local museums are offering outdoor events, concerts, play spaces, and exhibits.


Learnable Moments

(Feb. 05, 2008) - I grew up and realized that I wasn't always right just because I was an adult. The fact that I still struggle with, though, is that being wrong isn't a bad thing: It's a human thing. But I don't want my kids to struggle with it. So I have vowed to handle things differently with my children.


Junior’s Cup O’ Joe

(Jan. 16, 2008) - When I look at the growing trend of teens and pre-teens packing Starbucks coffee shops after school and grabbing caffeine-filled “energy drinks” to help them through the day, I shudder to think how this is impacting their growing brains.


Getting Satisfaction

(Dec. 13, 2007) - Ah, the ignorance of youth. I remember, when I was in my twenties, wanting to be in my thirties so that I would have things all figured out...


Little Gifts

(Dec. 03, 2007) - This is the time when most adults are thinking about the upcoming holidays, and I, for one, start brooding over all the things I have to do in preparation. How often do you feel, no matter how much you accomplish, that you wish you had time to do more?


Rockland Holiday Delights: Editor's Picks

(Dec. 01, 2007) - NYMetroParents editor selects best holiday happenings in Rockland County.


Westchester Holiday Delights: Editor's Picks

(Dec. 01, 2007) - See what's fun for the whole family in Westchester this hoilday season!


Playing the Game

(Nov. 07, 2007) - A game would be a great way for my niece’s family to spend their “down time” together, I thought, and it would free me from all that commercial nonsense and brand deciphering. A win-win situation! Boy (or girl?), was I wrong.


New Workbook Series Aims at Avoiding the Academic “Summer Slide”

(Oct. 13, 2007) - Ah, the lazy days of summer. Kids eagerly await these two months of leisure, when they can finally be “free” from books, homework and classrooms. But a study at the University of Missouri shows that those lazy days will take their toll when school starts up again in the fall


Recycling Rainwater

(Oct. 11, 2007) - Imagine a way to collect and recycle, rather than just dumping, the rainwater that collected around your yard. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to make use of it instead of worrying about it being a breeding place for mosquitoes, or adding to flooding problems?


Sharing the Load

(Sep. 19, 2007) - The famous pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock used to tell parents, “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” It seems that today’s parents have taken that advice a step further, behaving as if they can only trust themselves...


On the Radio

(Sep. 05, 2007) - Just as some people keep the television on during the day as background noise, I like to have the radio on in my house.


Savoring Heaven and Earth

(Aug. 29, 2007) - Budding astronomers can learn these facts and more when they blast off to the outer reaches of the universe at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s latest exhibit, Heavens Above: Photographs of the Universe from the Hubble Space Telescope.


Liars and Cheaters

(Jul. 11, 2007) - The last time my parents came to stay with us, my 4-year-old, Ben, wandered into the guest room and found a bunch of my father’s change on the nightstand.


How To Recycle with a Heart in Westchester

(Jul. 03, 2007) - Moving? Redecorating? Get rid of your old furniture while helping out someone who needs it. Furniture Sharehouse, which just opened its warehouse facility for the collection and distribution of donated furniture, collects gently-used or new home furnishings from homes and businesses in the community, and redistributes them free of charge to those in need.


Life Lessons: Priceless

(Jun. 20, 2007) - I recently learned of parents who pay their kids for scoring goals in team sports, finishing all of their vegetables, picking up their toys, and behaving themselves in public.


Young Volunteers Are Also Needed

(May. 10, 2007) - A guide to volunteer opportunities for youngsters in Westchester.


Shame & Neglect

(Apr. 25, 2007) - What has become of the sanctity of the library? Am I just a blind devotee to the magic of these places, or have things changed?


Happy Birthday, Jamestown!

(Apr. 25, 2007) - This year marks the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, Virginia, America's first permanent English settlement.


Why Saying ‘No’ Must Hurt

(Apr. 04, 2007) - Like changing diapers, saying ‘no’ is one of those jobs of parenting that is never fun and that none of us really wants to do.


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