Six Heroes to be Thankful for on Thanksgiving Day

In this month of giving thanks we wanted to present you with a guest blog  from singer/songwriter Jonathan Sprout about six heroes to be thankful for. In a world where holidays have become more about Hallmark & consumerism ….perhaps as parents who are helping bring up the next generation that will be left here on […]

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Tips for Managing Behavior Issues, from a Pediatrician Mom

Your kids are always perfectly behaved, right? It’s probably pretty hard for most parents to answer that question with an “of course” and keep a straight face. It often seems like some behavioral and medical “professionals” (especially those that aren’t parents, or whose kids have already grown up) are quick to dispense advice when they’re […]

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Holiday Happiness

It’s December, and that means it’s holiday time! We’re all wrapping up the end of the year and looking forward to gathering with family and friends and hopefully getting some quality downtime to enjoy all the season has to offer. Before things get too crazy, we wanted to take a moment to share some great […]

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The Happy Child Guide

Do you struggle to discipline a child that doesn’t listen? This video from our friends at HowAndFix offers simple and loving steps to stop your child’s defiant behavior.

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Finding Your Kids’ Passion in Life

In today’s fast-paced world, there is a lot of pressure put on parents to get their kids involved in any and every activity that might possibly help them develop into educated, accomplished and well-rounded adults, capable of keeping up with their peers and the world. Parents are urged to choose the “right” preschool for their […]

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The Road to Happiness

As parents, we all want our kids to be happy, healthy and strong. But as they grow up, they can definitely hit a few grumpy bumps along the road.   I’m a mom to a young son, and I know that even if your little kids’ moods are pretty steady overall, there are always unexpected […]

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Fathers, Sons … and Costco?

Although Father’s Day 2012 has just passed, those who are dads know that being a dad is a year-round adventure. I came across an amazing, uplifting story in the “Life Lessons” section of this month’s issue of Real Simple magazine by writer and dad Dan Zevin. He talks about how a simple trip to Costco […]

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Toys Are Tools

At their best toys are much more than entertainment. They foster and encourage imaginative play, nurture speech and lay the groundwork for a lifetime of creative problem solving and success. Toy Are Tools is a web-site featuring the best educational toys on the market. While music is not a “toy” per-SE, it nurtures communication between […]

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Myth: A Speech Pathologist only treats a lisp!

When our son needed a little extra speech support, we asked around and were lucky to find a terrific therapist at CommuniKids on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Jessica L. Falkin, MS,CCC-SLP is an ASHA (American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association) certified and New York State licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. Using a diverse palette of […]

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Expert Tips for Bully-Proofing Your Kid

Bullying among kids – and unfortunately even really severe bullying – has been in the news a lot the past few years. And whether you’re worrying that your kid is being bullied, or that your kid is bullying someone, it’s an issue all parents should be thinking about, especially when they’re sending their kids off […]

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