June 18, 2018
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Tweens

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…
Camps: When I was young, there were certain books I read many times over. One was about a girl named Judy whose parents owned an ice-cream shop in Brooklyn; another was about a scary old couple who nearly brought the world to an end. But my very favorite was about a girl who attended sleep-away camp. 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…
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…
Entertainment: Two parts – an afternoon and evening OR consecutive evenings – for Potter fans it’s not an issue. For others, perhaps, a little bit of an endurance test. With that said, this is one of the most magical staging of any show ever to hit Broadway. Parents turn into children right before your eyes. Gravity is not an issue. No strings attached. Really. You won’t see how they do it – and that’s half the fun. 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…

Frozen

Frozen

Entertainment: Disney has had amazing success on Broadway starting with its production of Beauty and the Beast in 1994, which ran an astonishing 13 years. Then there was – and still is – The Lion King. And most recently they produced Alladin. But all Disney musicals are not created equal, The Little Mermaid and Tarzan are among the less successful. Their latest production, Frozen, falls somewhere in-between. 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…

Spontaneous Weeping

Spontaneous Weeping

Tweens: I call it spontaneous weeping. I’m referring to the many times throughout my daughter’s treatment for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when I unexpectedly teared up or full on cried in inappropriate places like shops, supermarkets, exercise classes, meetings. I’m certain that any worried parent suffering on behalf of their child recognizes this phenomenon. The experience of supporting my daughter through her cancer treatment taught me that my fear and sadness were now always ready to burst out to anyone. 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…

Room with a View

Room with a View

Bar & Bat Mitzvahs: Your child’s coming of age is a truly momentous occasion. And if you’ve got a bar or bat mitzvah coming up in your family, understandably, you may be feeling some pressure around finding the perfect venue. Where’s the best place to celebrate after the ceremony? And how can you make this day something your family and friends are going to talk about for years to come? Read more…

Get Your A-Game On!

Get Your A-Game On!

Bar & Bat Mitzvahs: Think outside the box and consider throwing a bar/bat mitzvah party with the spirit of summer camp in mind. A-Game Sports in New Rochelle provides the setting for an event with a sports theme reminiscent of camp that keeps young guests enthusiastically entertained. Read more…

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