The Importance of Letting Your Kids Indulge in a Sweet Treat
A child psychologist explains why letting your children indulge in a sweet snack is better than depriving them of it altogether.
Brooklyn Teen Wins Art Contest at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
NYC teen Valerin Sanchez of Bushick School for Social Justice in Brooklyn was named the winner of the Materials Matter Amazing Art Challenge at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square on June 15.
Westport Children's Salon Prepares for Grand Opening
Sharkey's Cuts for Kids, opening a new location in Westport, offers salon services for children in Fairfield County. The children's salon offers fun for all ages, from themed stations to a tween lounge and gaming stations.
Fit4Mom Adds Outdoor Fitness Classes to Its Schedule
Fit4Mom Rockland, a fitness program for moms, has added outdoor classes to its schedule. The program offers ways for moms to get in shape and meet other moms in the area.
Scarsdale Candy Store Gives Back, Now Offers ChariTotes
Imagine Candy, a candy store in Scarsdale that is involved in charitable efforts, now offers ChariTotes for customers to purchase. ChariTotes are craft kits for children, and 10 percent of the profits are donated to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
Meet the Intern: Alex Greco
Meet Alex Greco, one of NYMetroParents' summer 2013 editorial interns.
Researchers Discover How Brain Circuits Can Become Miswired During Development, What That Might Mean
Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have uncovered a mechanism that guides the exquisite wiring of neural circuits in a developing brain -- gaining unprecedented insight into the faulty circuits that may lead to brain disorders ranging from autism to mental retardation.
Ask The Expert: How Can I Keep My Child Academically Engaged This Summer?
We asked Veronica Verdino, director of FasTracKids in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn how we can keep kids engaged in learning through the summer months, and how the gradual separation teaching style at FasTracKids can help enrich children academically.
Study Reveals 8 Precautionary Steps to Prevent Peanut Allergic Reaction while Flying
A University of Michigan study reveals eight precautionary steps people with peanut or tree nut allergies can take to reduce the risk of having an allergic reaction while flying on an airplane.
Ask the Expert: Can Music Improve My Child's Reading Skills?
A music therapist and award-winning children's musician explains how dancing to music and playing musical instruments may help improve a child's reading skills through the use of cross-lateral movement.