Yelling at Your Kids Why it Doesn’t Work and How to Stop

Discipline: I consider my circle of peers to be pretty good parents. We read parenting books and trade advice. We limit screen time, attempt to not over-schedule our kids and know to praise them for effort, not innate ability. We try hard to do what’s right. Read more…

Does Homework Help or HURT? Parents’ Complaints Prompt Changes at Many Schools

Discipline: After a summer off from the nightly grind of math worksheets and book reports, you and your child may be bracing for another year of tearful fits or late-night cramming. Read more…

Last Laugh (Aug 2012)

Discipline: Question: By the end of summer, when you have finally run out of ideas and it is a gazillion degrees outside … what do you do? Read more…

Out & About (Aug 2012)

Relationships: How lucky are Westchester residents to have annual events like Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival right here in our backyard? This year the music and environmental festival was again a fabulous event celebrating the river and our fragile environment. Headliners included Arlo Guthrie, Tom Chapin and Peter Yarrow plus some 100 other bands, artists and performing groups that took the stage for this renowned summer celebration that offers a weekend of family entertainment. w Read more…

Let's Go To...(Aug 2012)

Vacations: It may take longer to drive to Virginia Beach than the Jersey Shore, but it’s a completely different beach destination, and well worth the trip. Yes, both areas offer lodging and attractions along their bustling boardwalks. But beyond its 30-mile stretch of sand, Virginia Beach offers fun attractions, a world-class aquarium, boat cruises and important historic sites. Read more…

Prevent Heat Stroke as Summer Temps Soar

Nutrition: August can often produce the hottest days of summer. At a time when kids are outside the most, parents need to watch for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a potentially fatal condition. Kids and the elderly are at the highest risk, according to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Follow these strategies to prevent heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Read more…

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Entertainment: As the weather warms, more kids are outdoors playing team sports. While it’s all fun and games, it is also important to keep in mind the potential for kids to strain or injure themselves as they exert themselves on the field. Read more…

Family F.Y.I. (August 2012)

Entertainment: Family F.Y.I. Read more…

Editor's Note (August 2012)

Hot Topics: There was something very familiar about the tune.Yes, it was the “Nutcracker March” from the Nutcracker Ballet! Yet it was coming from the Good Humor truck? By this time I was up and out of my seat as the music changed to none other than the theme to “Love Story,” followed by “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” and then “You Are My Sunshine.” All adapted to the hurdy-gurdy sounds of the traditional Good Humor chimes. I stood there listening with a huge grin across my face. Read more…

Family F.Y.I. (Apr 2011)

Safety: Latest Dietary Guidelines Read more…

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