September 2013
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Best Fall Activites in Westchester

Entertainment: At Stuart’s Fruit Farm you can pick your own pumpkin right off the vine! This oldest apple orchard in Westchester County also offers tractor-drawn hayrides that take visitors up a hill to beautiful scenic views. The 20-minute ride costs $3 per person. Make sure to stop by the farm stand and bakery. Read more…

The Facts About Strep Throat

Child Care: It’s almost a monthly ritual. Your child comes home from school with a note in his or her backpack letting you know that a case of strepthroat has been reported in class. Should you be worried? Has your child been exposed? Should you run to the pediatrician? Read more…

Common Core and Special Needs Webinar

Education: Littman Krooks LLC presents  Special Education attorney Marion Walsh, Esq., to discuss the common core and diploma options for students with special needs. Her session "Undertanding the Common Core Curriculm and Helping Your Child Succeed,"  will answer essential questions about the Common Core initiative and provide practical tips for helping your child succeed, with a particular focus on students with learning issues and disabilities. Read more…

Free Nutrition Screening and Counseling

Nutrition: A free nutrition screening and counseling program is offered on September 28th from 1to 4 p.m. at Kohl's Department Store, 777 Bedford Road, Bedford Hills, New York .Nutritionaist will be on site to give guidance on:* Nutrtion gbasics for hrealthier eating* Appropriate portion sizes for children* Practical tips for feeding a picky eater* Eating milestones for infants and children* Whether your child shows symptoms of a feeding problem  Read more…

Long Distance Grandparenting

Relationships: In the classic children’s story, Little House on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder describes the parting of the Charles Ingalls family from the rest of the clan. “Grandma and all the aunts hugged and kissed them and hugged and kissed them again, saying good-by.” Such was the scene when our family left a major metropolis 13 years ago and headed for the rural countryside—leaving Grandma, Grandpa, aunts, uncles and cousins, 1,000 miles behind. Read more…

School Bus Etiquette

Safety: If your child is the only one at his bus stop things are probably pretty simple. But add another child or two, or three, or more and mayhem can ensue. Proper school bus stop behavior enhances safety too! 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!