February 2018 – Staten Island Parent
Month: February 2018

6 Life Lessons for Kids After The Florida High School Shooting

It’s been a long and very upsetting few weeks since the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. that took 17 innocent lives, 14 of them children. Whether you had friends or family at the school that day, live in the area

Dr. Seuss: Quotes, Crafts, Recipes and Printables

March 2 is Read Across America Day in honor of the great Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Celebrate with your kids all month long with some fun crafts, recipes, and printables. The Lorax Paper Plate Craft What You’ll Need: Paper Plate Orange

Secret Ingredients…Revealed!

Some foods just go together: macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, eggs and toast. They’re the tried-and-true, classic combinations that we’ve all come to know and love. But what about the flavors you love by themselves but are even

Get Prepared for Summer Camp Season

Summer camp season is just around the corner. According to the American Camp Association, each year more than 14 million children and adults in the United States attend camp, where they will learn new skills or master ones they already

10 Skills Kids Need Before Age 10

By the time your child turns ten, you may have started teaching them responsibilities, assigned weekly chores, and started discussing whether they are old enough to stay home alone for a few minutes at a time. In the middle of

Surprisingly Complicated

Web series based on a real Staten Island family raising twins with autism The cast of Surprisingly Complicated Sometimes you just have to laugh. That seems to be Guzin Kurun’s mantra while raising twin teenage boys with autism. The Tottenville

Securing Our Schools

The recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida was horrific and a terrible tragedy that has happened far too frequently. Are we doing enough to secure our New York City Schools? Community Education Council 31 has been advocating for several enhancements

Getting Kids to Brush Their Teeth

Kids have a long history of disliking dental care, which can frustrate parents, who know the importance of proper dental hygiene. While many youngsters may never excitedly run to the bathroom to brush their teeth, there are various approaches to

Humble Heroes

We all know that children who are sick, hurt, grieving or have special needs, are the true heroes of the world. But what if you could make their day by helping them meet some of their own personal heroes? The

The Proper Care of Teddy Bear

Nothing is more comforting to a sick child than snuggling up on the couch with blanket and a favorite teddy bear. But what’s not so comforting is when teddy bear brings the flu virus to preschool or daycare the next

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