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Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From "Disney on Ice" and monster performances to educational activities and more, there's much to do on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities this weekend:
Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic at Nassau Coliseum (1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale). Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and the whole gang...Read more »
Doyin Richards thought he was just documenting a busy morning. It was the kind of morning parents of young children are used to -- the kind where one parent is hustling to get out of the house on time and the other is multitasking to make that possible. A photo snapped of Richards in the act of parenting -- a cute picture of dad styling his toddler’s hair while wearing his younger daughter in a...Read more »
One of the best things about being a parent is teaching your children new things and coaching them through life. One of the hardest parts is watching them fall, picking them up and encouraging them to dust themselves off and try again.
And that's exactly what a Proctor & Gamble Olympics-inspired ad ahead of this year's Winter Games in Sochi encompasses. The new ad, part of the company's...Read more »
In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a delicious dessert macaroon. I found the recipe in "The Macaroon Bible," by Dan Cohen (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $17.99).
Red Velvet Macaroons
Ingredients For macaroons: - 1 (14-ounce) can of sweetened condensed milk - 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder - 3⁄4 teaspoon...Read more »
If you're looking to buy a gift for a baby boy, you may want to head down the doll aisle at the toy store. New research from the University of Western Sydney (UWS) found young boys prefer objects with faces, such as dolls, rather than machines such as cars and trucks.
According to the University's news release, researchers from MARCS Institute Babylab gauged the preferences of 4- and 5-month-old...Read more »
It’s not unusual to hear children joke about alcohol. The other evening during a pause for dinner while watching the game, my friends’ daughter kept asking for a Bud Light, a shtick my 10-year-old and his buddies at the table found funnier than Boon singing “Shout” into a beer bottle in “National Lampoon’s Animal House.” Kids think booze is amusing and the idea of being drunk hilarious.
Apparently...Read more »
Elmo, Chicken and “Glee” star Chris Colfer team up in an anti-bullying video that is part of the Sesame Workshop’s latest installment of its “Little Children, Big Challenges” campaign.
Other new resources for kids and parents include Elmo and his dad in a skit called “Bye Bye For Now,” which helps kids deal with separation anxiety. Explore all the new additions at SesameStreet.org/challenges.
The...Read more »
"Because of Winn-Dixie” author and Newbery Medal Award winner and honoree, Kate DiCamillo, was named National Ambassador for Young People's Literature by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington.
DiCamillo's platform is "Stories Connect Us” and she will be serving in the position during 2014 and 2015. The inauguration ceremony will take place on Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. at the Library...Read more »
Do you feel stressed and frenetic as a parent? Author Kristen Race will talk about how to decompress and manage modern-day family life at 7 p.m. today at the Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington.
Race has written “Mindful Parenting: Simple and Powerful Solutions for Raising Creative, Engaged, Happy Kids in Today’s Hectic World” (St. Martin's Press, $15.99) to help what she calls “Generation...Read more »
In her new book, "20 Great Ways to Raise Great Kids," author and psychologist Toni Schutta addresses the importance of proactive parenting and offers tons of expert advice on how to raise children to become successful, respectful adults. Schutta pointed to these seven parenting trends as some of the most important:
Giving kids more responsibility. The most reliable predictor of a...Read more »