June 21, 2018
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Pre-Schoolers

Vacations: Sometimes, it’s good for kids to get a reality check, with a firsthand look of what life was like before technology, when hard work was necessary for just simple living. Fortunately, there are several living history sites throughout the northeast that welcome families with interpretive, but fun, displays and activities. Read more…

When Fathers Are Bullied By Their Kids

Dad Stuff: Like many dads in his community Dereck works long hours - plus a commute to his offices in New York City – and he looks forward to family ime on the weekends. He envisioned playing soccer, hosting cookouts, celebrating holidays; that all seems like a lost dream now. When did parenting become so difficult? Read more…

Hemlock Hill Farm

Hemlock Hill Farm

Tweens: Show your kids where real food comes from. A day out at the farm is the perfect way to combine fresh air, wholesome food, physical activity and respect for the food chain. Even better, Hemlock Hill Farm (HHF) is right here in Westchester. Read more…
Media: Walk down the street and you’ll probably see multiple strollers with babies holding iPhones or children playing with tablets, while parents chat or just take a much-needed break. Then there are preschoolers who are mesmerized in front of the television screen for hours while mommy cooks dinner or tends to other children. When it comes to screen time and preschoolers, it’s hard to ignore all of the devices around you. Let’s face it, some provide proper learning tools, but in some cases, they just make easy babysitters. Read more…
Tweens: From the moment your child wakes up until they go to sleep at night, their eyes are working to help them take in the world around them. We spoke with Kelly Hutcheson, M.D., MBA, and the Director of Ophthalmology at Westchester Medical Center Health Network for tips on how to keep your child’s eyes healthy from infancy and throughout the school years. Read more…
Tweens: Eating outdoors is one of the many pleasures of summer. Try these locations that offer much more than just a patch of grass for dining al fresco. Read more…

Mindfulness for Families

Mindfulness for Families

Hot Topics: Using mindfulness in parenting matters. It’s not a specific thing to do; it’s a way of life. Mindfulness is a long-term opportunity to build traits that lead to greater happiness and the capacity to manage challenges. It is about real-life situations and building skills rather than a simple buzz word. In fact, there is no more direct way to train attention and executive function (the developmental path related to self-management skills) than with mindfulness. Read more…

Chill Out!

Tweens: There are only so many times you can go to the beach or the pool over the summer without craving something more. So why not take the opportunity this summer to visit these wonderful water parks? Read more…
Tweens: I’ve been hearing about the ropes course in the Palisades Center Mall in nearby Nyack for several years. Read more…
Tweens: – Albert Einstein Read more…
Tweens: Eastchester parent Beryn Corham’s son came home excited from school. “He couldn’t wait to tell me what happened that day at assembly,” she says. And teachers are thrilled too. According to Westchester teachers, nothing makes a kid’s eyes open wider than holding a piece of rebar (reinforcing steel) like that used in the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge or a strand from one of the stay cables that support the main span roadway. Read more…
Tweens: Less than a mile away from the Merritt Parkway, the Stamford Museum and Nature Center (SM&NC) offers an oasis of nature in one of Connecticut’s largest cities. It is certainly worth a short trip this spring as the Center goes into high gear with a bevy of activities to choose from that’s sure to please the whole family from your animal-loving toddler to adventure-seeking ’tweens. Read more…

Supplemental Needs Trusts

Supplemental Needs Trusts

Legal: If your child has a disability and is expected to need government benefits to help support her during her lifetime, then a supplemental needs trust may be appropriate. Read more…
Tweens: It’s Westchester’s largest kids event so make sure you don’t to miss it! Read more…
Tweens: April’s a great time to fly a kite in Westchester. The wind is good: according to weatherspark.com, the six months between late October and late April are the windiest in our area – great for getting kites aloft. Read more…
Parties: Birthdays are milestones that mark another year of growing, another year of change. But for many parents, these milestones are more like millstones when faced with the daunting task of putting together their child’s birthday party. The following 10 tips can help. Read more…

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