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Wholly Unique, But Completely Twins

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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. Birds of Prey – Falconry

    February 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    February 24, 2018  |  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Zimmer Club
    Red Tail Hawk. Goshawk, Harris Hawk (ages 5 and up). Please join us on Saturdays from January 20th to April 21st (except March 31st) at 9:00AM for the 2018 Zimmer Youth Conservation Classes. The classes are from 9AM – 12
  2. Zentangle the Mind

    February 24 @ 11:00 am
    February 24, 2018  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    South Beach Library
  3. Outdoor Skills: Fire Making

    February 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    February 24, 2018  |  11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Clove Lakes Park
    Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want
  4. Homework Help

    February 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    February 24, 2018  |  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    New Dorp Library
    High School volunteers are offering their services to help with reading and math! Reading: PreK -3rd grade, Math: PreK to 8th grade. First come first served. Sign up lists will start the day of each session when library first opens.
  5. Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss Storytime

    February 24 @ 11:00 am
    February 24, 2018  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Barnes & Noble
    Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! In celebration of the beloved author’s birthday on March 2nd, join us for a special Storytime featuring coloring, activities, and more. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled Storytime!
  6. Kids Free at the Staten Island Museum!

    February 24 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    February 24, 2018  |  11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Staten Island Museum
    Kids enter the museum for free over the break! Please note: admission is free for the Staten Island Museum only, NOT the Staten Island Children’s Museum (also located at Snug Harbor).
  7. Immigrants: The Roots of Innovation

    February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    February 24, 2018  |  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Conference House Museum
    It is said that the Internet is making the world a smaller place, connecting people and places that were once hugely separated by many miles and mindsets. However, the world has been getting “smaller” for years — in large part
  8. Imagination Studio: Into the Woods

    February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    February 24, 2018  |  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Staten Island Museum
    This week our classroom transforms into a studio for dynamic imagination! Join us as we explore various techniques to make creative projects using wooden materials. This workshop is ideal for those who want to learn how to cut, pin, and
  9. Korean Drama Club

    February 24 @ 1:00 pm
    February 24, 2018  |  1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    South Beach Library
  10. Art Studio

    February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    February 24, 2018  |  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum