September 2012
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October Parent Education & Support

Discipline: • Bullying Exposed: This Ends Today! This program for adults and teens aims to eradicate bullying behavior. It offers a hands-on exploration of how to transform youthful energy into confidence and understanding to let young people develop a healthier perspective on peers and adversity. 7:30pm Oct. 18. $30. Reservations required. The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Rd., Ridgefield, Conn. 203-428-5795.ridgefieldplayhouse.org. Read more…

Thompson’s Cider Mill

Farming and growing is a time honored tradition and still very much part of the fabric of life in the Hudson Valley region. When summer wanes and autumn begins to bring crispness to the air and a blush to the trees, out thoughts turn toward hayrides, raking leaves, and eating apples. Apples are of course the official fruit of New York, and for a very good reason, we have some of the best apples found anywhere. Read more…

Childhood Obesity Changing Habits Can Save Lives

Nutrition: As childhood obesity rates continue to soar, so too do associated illnesses including Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and asthma. Kids today are at risk for chronic diseases at earlier ages than ever before and it is up to us as caregivers to educate them about making the right choices with regards to healthy food and exercise. Read more…

Car Seat Checkup

Safety: 1. Right Seat. This is an easy one. Check the label on your car seat to make sure it’s appropriate for your child’s age, weight and height. Like milk, your car seat has an expiration date. Just double check the label on your car seat to make sure it is still safe. Read more…

Study Shows Misconceptions about Learning Disabilities

Child Development: The survey, conducted online in August for the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), questioned 1,980 men and women about their understanding of learning disabilities. Among them, 12 percent reported having a learning disability and 8 percent reported having a child with a learning disability. Read more…

Expectations

Holidays: It is no surprise that pregnancy can also be called expecting. It seems just as soon as a pregnancy is confirmed parents start expecting many things, not just the birth of their child. Read more…

Make A Career Comeback! On-Ramping Tips for Stay-At-Home Parents

Working Moms: Being a stay-at-home parent can be the job of your dreams, but eventually many moms make their way back to the workforce – by choice or necessity. Before you dig out your resume, dust it off and gulp, “How can I compete?” read on. Whether you’ve taken time out of the workforce for just a few months or 10 years, there are steps you can take now, while at home, that will make you an attractive candidate to hiring managers when the time comes. Read more…

Participate in Westchester Family’s Family Favorite Contest and be entered to win a 4-day/4-night family vacation for four to Smugglers’ Notch in Vermont! Watch the video below to find out more about Smugglers’ Notch!