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The Jungle Book Movie Review

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Tennis

Relationships:  1. Kids can set up a play area just about anywhere! “Tennis sized right” provides constant action to keep your child engaged – and you don’t need to go to a tennis facility or even a court to play. Create a court with chalk lines and a piece of string as a net. Play at home, at the playground, in a gym and on any flat, hard surface. The most important thing is to have fun! Read more…

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Preventing Springtime Sports Injuries

Hot Topics: This spring, more and more children are heading outside to play spring sports. As a result, physicians often see a seasonal rise in sports-related injuries. While some injuries may be inescapable, others can be avoided with a few precautions. Read more…

Giving Clothes a Second Chance

Family Values: Deciding what to do with your little girl’s clothes that no longer fit; the dress-shoes your preteen son wore once; the baby clothes your infant outgrew before ever wearing; or the sweaters your teenager no longer likes, can be difficult. Where do you bring them? What actually happens to the clothes you donate? Are they given a second chance? Do they end up in a landfill? Read more…

Mom to the Rescue

Hot Topics: From smart phones to tablets, to video games and personal computers, it’s hard to imagine a world without technology. And for today’s generation of children, technology is a way of life, an opportunity for them to learn, to communicate and to play. Read more…

Neil’s Corner Spot – Mount Kisco

Work & Family: Neil’s Corner Spot in Mount Kisco has been offering quality casual wear and accessories for some 10 years. But walk into the store today and you’ll see a lot has changed. Read more…

Bags of Love

Hot Topics: Want to help WJCS and the Kids’ Kloset create their “bags of love”? It’s as easy as donating your children’s gently used clothing to this volunteer-driven program. Volunteers assemble outfits for needy children once having received orders for specific families from local social service agencies. These gifts of clothing extend beyond the physical as decent clothing can boost a child’s self-esteem, which in turn often funnels into better school performance. Plus, it reduces stress on parents who are scrambling to provide for their youngsters. Read more…

Hoop Happiness

Child Development: If March Madness was taken seriously in your home, if the NCAA Tournament Bracket was the focus of daily conversation, or if your kid just loves basketball, then check out teacheshoops.com for great videos of NBA players doing exciting dunks. You’ll see David Lee and Tim Hardaway Jr. making crazy shots and J.R. Smith shooting one hand from half court. Read more…

National Learn to Swim Day

Safety: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention identifies swimming as the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1 to 14, so it’s important to talk to your children about swimming safety. Read more…

The Connecticut Dino Trail

Travel: They’re big, and loud, but not really scary – because of that whole “extinction” thing. Dinosaurs inspire wonder, and if your kids love to learn about them, they’ll also love visiting the sites along the Connecticut Dino Trail. The trail is, in reality, five attractions in different parts of the state that each have dinosaur-themed exhibits or activities. While you can’t visit all of them in one day, you can make a fun adventure out of visiting one every weekend, or one per month. Read more…

Breakfast in Bed for Mom

Holidays: This Mother’s Day surprise mom with breakfast in bed, a sweet treat she won’t forget. Depending on the youngsters’ ages another adult may have to help the kids prepare this delectable dish. Read more…

Make Half Your Plate Vegetables

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Talking to Your Kids About Sex

Child Development: Do you remember when your parents talked to you about sex? Did you cringe, laugh or want to crawl under the nearest rock? Were you embarrassed? Read more…

The Scattered Student

Child Development: Take a look at your child’s room, are there books, papers and electronics strewn across the desk? And are there clothes on the floor, shoes strewn all about and the general makings of a danger zone. If so, what does this mean? Read more…

Lyme Disease

Hot Topics: Lyme disease is one of the more notorious spring and summer ailments in the Northeast. Parents teach their kids from an early age to do a “tick check” whenever they come in from the outside, and people are always on the lookout for the iconic bull’s-eye rash. But how much do you really know about the disease? Does it always show up with the bull’s-eye rash? What’s the treatment? Just how dangerous is it? Read more…

Horseback Riding

Pets: From a young age, kids are raised to love animals. The bond between a child and an animal is a mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship that is influenced by behaviors that are essential to the health and well-being of both. Taking a tour through a child’s bedroom can remind you of the imaginary critters that are popular in the movies, music, toys, décor and storybooks of childhood. Read more…

5 Reasons to Consider Genetic Testing Before You Get Pregnant

Hot Topics: Deciding whether to have a baby is one of the biggest decisions in your life. There’s so much for you and your partner to think about. Read more…

Concussions

Hot Topics: Lately, the term “concussion” has come up with increasing regularity in discussions of youth sports. And with good reason. Professional athletes, especially those in sports such as football, have been diagnosed with long-term brain damage that is associated with multiple concussions. Parents, coaches and educators are concerned. Read more…

Your Child’s Headache

Hot Topics: Headaches are a frequent occurrence in children and adolescents. Up to eight percent of 3-year-olds and greater than 50 percent of teenagers complain of headaches. Migraine headaches occur in five to six percent of school children, and that number increases after puberty, particularly in girls, reaching about 10 percent. How can you tell the difference between a migraine and a tension headache? More importantly, when do you need to worry that a headache represents something more serious like a brain tumor? Read more…

Is Your Youngster Anxious?

Child Development: It was the end of December and when most kids were thinking about winter vacation all my daughter Sammi, a freshman in high school, could think about was preparing for her first Earth Science mid-term. She recalls, “my teacher had given us six online reviews to do by January 22nd, one for each chapter, and another 100 question cumulative review quiz. I was overwhelmed.” Read more…

5 Ways to Care for Your Developing Baby

Hot Topics: Every year in Yonkers, some 9 percent of babies are delivered preterm. The statistics for other New York cities are even higher with Buffalo reporting more than 11 percent preterm deliveries. A baby is considered full-term at about 40 weeks, and a baby’s risk of experiencing health problems increases every day he or she is born before 39 weeks. Read more…

Fitness Program for Kids with Autism

Special Needs:  Pine Brook Fitness has partnered with Priscilla Bill, mom of two children with one on the spectrum, to launch a program dedicated to providing children with autism a structured fitness program. Aut To Be Fit is a 45-minute class for children with autism that will involve music, singing, obstacle courses and a fitness regimen that also promotes social skills, pre-academic skills and mindfulness.  Read more…
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Batman vs Superman Movie Review

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