Pirates, Penguins, and Kid-Friendly New Year's Eve Celebrations Dec. 27-29
Ring in the New Year with fireworks, hot chocolate, and holiday entertainment at Brooklyn's Prospect Park for free, or explore the science behind noisemakers that the kids can make to celebrate 2014 in Manhattan. Scroll down to Dec. 31 below for more kid-friendly New Year's Eve parties.
Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 22nd Annual Celebrate! Party Showcase Park Ridge Marriott, Park Ridge, NJ Meet more than 60 exhibitors who will introduce the newest, hottest and most unique ideas for your child's birthday, bar/bat mitzvah, sweet 16 celebrations and more. Sample foods, meet DJs and photographers and have fun.
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 RCSN: Special Camp Fair Hotel Pennsylvania, Manhattan Meet experts from more than 70 camps and programs for kids of all abilities. Spanish and sign language interpreter available. Hosted by Resources for Children with Special Needs.
Changes that occur as kids become teens can be the pits—for both parent and child. In his new book Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teanage Brain, Dr. Daniel J. Siegel explains that, as teens and parents navigate the ups and downs brought on by changing dynamics of their relationships, effective communication and appropriate social boundaries are essential to the growth of both parties. Siegel also reminds us that we can learn a thing or two from our kids. Check out our Q-and-A with Siegel for a treasure trove of advice on how to bond with your teen.