Posts Tagged ‘parenting’

Would You Sequence Your Baby’s Genome?

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baby foot With DNA science becoming more advanced and accessible, parents may have to decide how much genetic info they really want. By Whitney C. Harris Would you sequence your baby’s genome? It sounds like a question from some futuristic sci-fi thriller, but it’s slowly becoming a reality for present day parents according to this recent NPR feature [&hellip
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The Big Question

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ARTS & CRAFTS Choosing the Right Type of Camp for Your Child—Single Sex or Coed? Traditional or Specialist?—Can Make All the Difference. By Jess Michaels When searching for a sleepaway camp—or resident camp, as some call them—there are many factors families need to consider. The most basic decision involves the type of camp but even that has its [&hellip
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Thinking Into The Box

Written by New York Family on . Posted in Family, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

boon-bag By Jessica Roblin From toys under the couch cushions to booby traps of clothes and gadgets upon entering kids’ rooms, clutter can easily take over a family’s home. There’s no reason to let that continue if you follow a few organization tips. Four local NYC personal organizers shared their ideas with us on maintaining a [&hellip
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Mastering the Maze: City Offers a Wealth of Free Services for Children With Special Needs

Written by New York Family on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town, Our Town Downtown

Happy children playing together.   By Cristina Dimen For city parents who suspect their child has a developmental delay, there’s good news: The city offers a wealth of free services for children with special needs, and there are also many experienced professionals in private practice in the city who work with children with special needs. But the bureaucracy around [&hellip
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Stock Up on Sensible, Stylish and Sharp Back-to-School Supplies

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

SkipHop By Mia Weber City kids may start to feel a bit pouty as the sun sets on a beautiful summer, so we’ve compiled the perfect guide for everything they’ll need to start the new school year off in style with a smile! 1. The Perfect Pouch To help your young scholar bring a stylish edge [&hellip
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Getting In: The ABCs of School Admission in NYC

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The Mandell School   By Sarah Greene Learn the facts about nursery school admissions in the city. 1. Mark Your Calendars Call it Black Tuesday. The Tuesday after Labor Day is when a number of private nursery schools give out their applications. Miss it and you won’t be able to get an application to those schools for the [&hellip
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The Case for Character

Written by New York Family on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Children_Succeed_hi21 A new book reports on the surprising ways that traits like grit and curiosity can improve success in school and—even better—in life By Tali Rosenblatt-Cohen A journalist with long-time gigs as an editor at Harper’s and the New York Times magazine, New York City dad Paul Tough has spent much of his career thinking, reporting [&hellip
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