December 2015
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7 Solutions for Changing Your Family’s Diet

Nutrition: Back in the day, dinner time was family time. Meals were made, stories were told, and people gathered to be loved and nourished. In today’s world, times are different. Our fast-paced lifestyles with long commutes, late work nights and after school activities has limited the amount of time we spend with our loved ones. Read more…

Howe Caverns

Travel: It’s not always easy to find a fun day trip or overnight getaway during the winter and early spring months; especially if you don’t ski. If you haven’t traveled upstate to Howe Caverns yet, about 40 miles west of Albany, now’s the time to plan a road trip. Howe Caverns, the largest show cave in the Northeast, is open on weekends year round, and on weekdays during some schools’ winter breaks. Read more…

The Sext Talk

Technology: "The Talk” is one of the most dreaded discussions you can have with a youngster – or so we used to think. Today’s kids have more avenues than ever for being exposed to sexual content, and not always on purpose. Twenty seven percent of children ages 10 to 17 have been exposed to unwanted sexual content. Whatever the reasons, many teens are learning about sexuality at a young age, before many parents have the chance to start and guide the conversation. Read more…

Music Lessons

Child Development: Now that your child is registered for music lessons, how can you ensure that he achieves success? Every child is capable of studying an instrument and excelling with the right tools and there are many things parents can do to help.  Read more…

Summer Camp Options

Hot Topics: Keeping your child engaged and growing during the summer months often means enrolling them in a summer camp. What options are available? More than you can imagine. Read more…

The Best Hot Chocolate in Westchester

Holidays: Sip the delicious hot cocoa at Blue Tulip while you watch chocolates being made by the team of experts lead by chocolatier and owner Diane Holland. Don’t even try and resist the truffles, mini cupcakes, chocolate bars and bark. Sign up for a chocolate making workshop here for extra fun. Blue Tulip Chocolates 137 Purchase St., Rye. 481-4840 bluetulipchocolates.com Read more…

A-Game Sports Facility

Child Development: A-Game Sports Facility, a new 25,000-square-foot climate-controlled sports complex has opened in New Rochelle. The facility, with programs for children, teens and adults features batting cages, workout tunnels and open turfed fields for sports instruction in soccer, baseball, softball and lacrosse. A-Game also offers sport specific strength and conditioning and speed and agility training, plus private or group training sessions. In addition, the facility will host birthday parties, corporate retreats and special events. Field rentals are also available. Read more…

New Art School in Pleasantville

Child Development: A new Westchester Art Studio in Pleasantville has opened its doors and hearts to kids and teens looking to roll up their sleeves and express themselves through art. Read more…

Helping a Child with Special Needs Cope with Crisis

Behavior: Navigating the challenges that come with childhood and adolescence can be strenuous for any parent, but even more so for the parent of a child with special needs. Children with special needs often struggle to cope with stressors in their lives and, as a result, even a small, everyday “bump-in-the-road” difficulty can become a full-blown crisis. Read more…
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