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. STEAM Camp

    August 22
    August 22, 2017  |  12:00 am - 11:59 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Have fun doing independent hands-on projects as well as collaborate on group experiments that explore science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM)! *Additional materials fee: $15 1/2 day campers/$25 full day campers for the week. **Campers must have reached 4th
  2. Tot Time Tuesday

    August 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    August 22, 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!
  3. Little Lion Cubs: Pre-K & Kindergarten Mini-Camp

    August 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
    August 22, 2017  |  10:00 am - 11:15 am
    St. George Library
    Did your child graduate from kindergarten or a pre-k program this school year? Or, is your child entering kindergarten or a pre-kindergarten program in September 2017? Our Little Lion Cubs Summer Mini-Camp is the perfect way to beat the summer
  4. Toddler Time

    August 22 @ 10:30 am
    August 22, 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.
  5. Preschool Story Time

    August 22 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    August 22, 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!
  6. Homework Help

    August 22 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    August 22, 2017  |  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.

  7. Tuesday Storytime

    August 22 @ 11:00 am
    August 22, 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

    August 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    August 22, 2017  |  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
    Your pre-schooler will create artwork, sing along and listen to stories.
  9. Storytime w/ Literacy Inc

    August 22 @ 11:45 am
    August 22, 2017  |  11:45 am - 11:45 am
    Mariners Harbor Library
    Join Literacy Inc. as they host story time! Families are welcome.
  10. Literacy Inc. Read Aloud

    August 22 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
    August 22, 2017  |  2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
    St. George Library
    Come and listen to stories & enjoy related activities and a take-home snack with the staff of Literacy Inc.