May 2017 – Staten Island Parent
Month: May 2017

Ways Kids Can Cash In: Real Money-Making Ideas for Preteens & Teens

An important aspect of helping kids develop into responsible adults is teaching them the value and rewards of hard work and earning their own money. Through this they gain self-esteem, come to understand the real value of a dollar, and

Putting the GRAND in Grandpa

I’ll admit– I was not super hands-on as a dad. My first child was born back in the late 1970s, a time when not as much was expected from guys in the daddy-duty department yet. The fact that I could

Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas

As the school year winds down, your weeknights are probably getting busier. Projects, recitals, playoff games, summer planning – you barely have time to eat, never mind cook a whole meal. We’ve compiled a list of quick and easy dinners

11 Ideas for Date Night on Staten Island

Every couple needs a night out as often as their schedules – and babysitters – allow. But with the hassle of leaving the kids with a sitter, along with the ever-increasing price to go over the bridge, it’s probably easier

4 Staten Island Locations to Donate Your Old Clothes

The Staten Island Moravian Churches are hosting their annual clothing drive, now in it’s 14th year. They will be collecting clean, laundered and gently used warm and cool weather clothing for all ages and genders. If you’d like to contribute,

No School, No Schedules: HELP!

Does Summer Cause You Stress as a Parent? The reality is that most families don’t see summer as a wide open free time, but rather as something that has to be carefully arranged and choreographed. So, as summer looms, it’s

Take the Pool Safely Pledge

Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start to summer, a time when pool-owners and pool-goers alike get ready for a summer of splashing in the water. Unfortunately, it’s also the time when you hear about tragic drownings. As such, the

Preteen Dating: Timely Talks

Boys and girls have always been attracted to one another, but the age attraction begins varies tremendously from one person to another. For some, those feelings of attraction start in the later years of their life, which is when they

Springtime and Asthma/Allergies

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), asthma affects approximately 25 million Americans and is one of the most common long-term diseases of children. The severity, however, varies from person to person. From an occasional mild episode to severe

Teacher Gift Ideas

Teachers do so much for our children. It’s so important to thank them for it. Want to show a little gratitude to your kids’ teachers? Here’s a list of simple ways to help them feel as amazing as they are!

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