Parenting Advice and Essays

Putting the GRAND in Grandpa

Preteen Dating: Timely Talks

How to Talk to a Depressed Teen

You’re Stronger Than You Think

Protect Your Child from Identity Theft

Time to Tango with the Tooth Fairy

Nixing Nighttime Fears

7 Things to Remember When Your Child Throws a Tantrum

Choosing a Daycare

Divorce Decisions

Time Out For Mom

A Look at Adoption from the Inside

How to Stop the Bully and Spot the Bullied

Bye Bye Baby Furniture

5 Tips to Safeguard Kids’ Digital World

Talking Politics With Your Kids

Team Family: Working Together When You Live Apart

Talking to Children About Tragedies

Grandparents Are No Longer Bit Players

Spreading Cheer Everywhere

Balanced Activities = Well-Rounded Kids

The Business of Clothing Your Kids

Picking Up STEAM! 5 Easy Play Ideas to Awaken Your Child’s Inner Einstein

A Father’s Garden of Admonitions

Has Your Kitchen Become A Picky Eater’s Paradise?

Good Moms, Bad Moments

A Letter to My Younger Self With Advice on Raising My Daughters

Why Having “Only” One Kid is Harder Than it Seems

Working Mom Guilt

25 Things to Do Before They’re Grown

6 Tips on Raising Great Kids While Pursuing Your Career

Is My Child Ready for a Smart Phone?

15 Things That Happen When Your Child is Obsessed With Dinosaurs

When Parents Feel Separation Anxiety

8 Creative Tips for Easier School Lunches

Fear of the Dark: Rite of Passage or Destructive Emotion?

Fatherhood Gives a New Meaning to “Time”

Stepping Out on the Stepmother Journey

Double Blessings: What It’s Like Having Twins

Bond Between Grandparents and Grandkids Benefits Both

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  1. Gentle Flow Yoga

    June 24 @ 10:00 am - July 22 @ 11:00 am
    June 24, 2017  |  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Alice Austen House Museum
    Join us on the lawn of Clear Comfort for yoga every other Saturday this summer. Led by Be Yoga & Dance in partnership with Shape Up NYC.
  2. Sampler Camp

    June 26
    June 26, 2017  |  12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Camp leader from each camp on individual day. Experience variety, sample from each of our weekly summer camps. Call the Museum for pricing and enrollment.
  3. Sampler Camp

    June 27
    June 27, 2017  |  12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Camp leader from each camp on individual day. Experience variety, sample from each of our weekly summer camps. Call the Museum for pricing and enrollment.
  4. Tot Time Tuesday

    June 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    June 27, 2017  |  10:00 am - 11:30 am
    The Interpretive Center
    Learn about a new plant or animal every week by creating crafts, story time, and playing with other tots!
  5. Toddler Time

    June 27 @ 10:30 am
    June 27, 2017  |  10:30 am - 10:30 am
    South Beach Library
    Enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and finger plays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.
  6. Preschool Story Time

    June 27 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    June 27, 2017  |  11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Port Richmond Library
    Stories, crafts, and play time. Join us for our weekly Preschool Story Time for fun, fun, fun!
  7. Tuesday Storytime

    June 27 @ 11:00 am
    June 27, 2017  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Barnes & Noble
    Come on up to the Kids’ Department on the second floor and join us for a fun-filled Storytime!
  8. Tot’s Time Plus

    June 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    June 27, 2017  |  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Your pre-schooler will create artwork, sing along and listen to stories.
  9. Science Time

    June 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    June 27, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Join us for this daily program on problem solving, inquiry and creative thinking. Activities include meetings animals from our Bugs exhibit, playing with solar cars, solving puzzle and games or building structures. Time is subject to change each day
  10. Craft

    June 27 @ 3:00 pm
    June 27, 2017  |  3:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Huguenot Library