June 2016 – Staten Island Parent
Month: June 2016

The Business of Clothing Your Kids

Staten Island Moms say it’s not as tough as they feared Clothing for kids is big business in the United States. According to the National Retail Federation, parents last year spent $24.9 billion on back-to-school duds alone — or $630.36

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

There are no greater natural scientists, engineers and artists than young children – inquisitive and eager learners who can be taught STEAM concepts through the power of play. STEAM play takes advantage of your child’s natural curiosity – helping them

Soothing the Stings, Bites, and Burns of Summer

Ahhh, summer! The joy of being in the great outdoors seems endless. Yet, the season also brings an abundance of biting insects, harsh sunrays, and rash-producing plants. When exuberant squeals turn into screams of pain, most parents are well versed

Five Mistakes to Avoid When Teaching Your Baby, Toddler, or Child How to Swim

Every summer the number of drowning incidents involving children skyrockets as more families spend the warmer months hanging out by the pool or at a nearby lake. In 2015 between Memorial Day and Labor Day there were 209 children who

Tips for Making That Summer Family Vacation Affordable

Family vacations provide wonderful opportunities for families to bond and make lasting memories. But such opportunities do not come without a price, and that price is oftentimes very steep. According to the 2015 TripBarometer study from popular travel website TripAdvisor,

A Father’s Garden of Admonitions

Loving fathers are here for all kinds of good reasons. Mine was here to provide a good example, encourage us to learn all we could, and to enjoy books, travel and good music. But most of all, he was here


Play-by-Play on Staten Island Parks

Eliza, a fifth-grader who lives in Dongan Hills, believes a top-notch park is a place where there is almost too much to do. Meagan, a mom from Rosebank who has a 22-month-old daughter, values cleanliness and a good social environment.

Seven Signs Your Teen is Hiding Drug or Alcohol Abuse

It’s no secret that Staten Island’s drug problem has reached epidemic proportions, with many users being minors and young adults. As a family community, our foremost thought is to protect our own children and family from a live destroyed by

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