March 2016 – Staten Island Parent
Month: March 2016

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

When I’m not busy contributing to all great stuff you find here at Staten Island Parent, I blog about my adventures in parenting. After perusing my website recently, a very sweet reader left a comment stating she only has one kid

How to Throw a Birthday Party for Your Sensory Sensitive Child

Birthdays. They come once a year and are usually met with much anticipation and excitement by the celebrated boy or girl. When you think birthdays, you think balloons, cake, ice cream, friends and presents, right? Those are all wonderful traditions

Parents, Kids, & Homework: Knowing How to Help

If the thought of helping your child with his afterschool assignments makes you nervous, we have the tips to help you tackle tough topics. It’s been ages since you’ve tackled an algebra assignment, and now your child is home with

Everything You Need to Know About Zika

The sudden outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil earlier this year has expectant parents everywhere on edge. The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne illness that poses the greatest risk to pregnant women, as it can cause a severe birth

Let’s Talk About Camp! Begin Planning Kids’ Summer Recreation Now

Summer school recess will be here before you know it. Make sure you’re prepared for camp and other recreational programs. Many families spend winter figuring out how to chase away cabin fever and endure frigid temperatures until spring and summer

Diva for a Day

For a woman battling cancer, a day at the spa is probably the last thing on her mind. But it might be the break she needs, if just for a day. That’s why Debbie Sestokas and Peggy Matzen started the

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