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While you were kicking off the new year with family and friends, other parents were toasting to their new addition. NameCandy.com, a website solely focused on baby names, has compiled a list of the first reported babies born this year from each state. From coast to coast, parents have chosen unique and unusual names for their little ones.
According to the site, hardly a name is repeated and...Read more »
East Rockaway author Barry Edwards McNamara explores the bullying of students with special needs in his new book “Bullying and Students With Disabilities: Strategies and Techniques to Create a Safe Learning Environment for All” (Corwin, $31.95).
McNamara addresses classroom and playground teasing, taunting and physical aggression aimed at atypical students. “There is a very limited but emerging...Read more »
One of the hardest things for many working parents is worrying about child care. Whether you have family helping out or you've hired a baby-sitter or nanny, chances are they may call out sick once in a while.
It's best to have a backup plan in place in case you can't take the day off from work. Here, Katie Herrick Bugbee, senior managing editor and global parenting expert at Care.com, offers...Read more »
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From "Disney on Ice" and monster performances to educational activities and more, there's much to do on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities this weekend:
Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic at Nassau Coliseum (1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale). Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and the whole gang...Read more »
Doyin Richards thought he was just documenting a busy morning. It was the kind of morning parents of young children are used to -- the kind where one parent is hustling to get out of the house on time and the other is multitasking to make that possible. A photo snapped of Richards in the act of parenting -- a cute picture of dad styling his toddler’s hair while wearing his younger daughter in a...Read more »
One of the best things about being a parent is teaching your children new things and coaching them through life. One of the hardest parts is watching them fall, picking them up and encouraging them to dust themselves off and try again.
And that's exactly what a Proctor & Gamble Olympics-inspired ad ahead of this year's Winter Games in Sochi encompasses. The new ad, part of the company's...Read more »
In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a delicious dessert macaroon. I found the recipe in "The Macaroon Bible," by Dan Cohen (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $17.99).
Red Velvet Macaroons
Ingredients For macaroons: - 1 (14-ounce) can of sweetened condensed milk - 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder - 3⁄4 teaspoon...Read more »
If you're looking to buy a gift for a baby boy, you may want to head down the doll aisle at the toy store. New research from the University of Western Sydney (UWS) found young boys prefer objects with faces, such as dolls, rather than machines such as cars and trucks.
According to the University's news release, researchers from MARCS Institute Babylab gauged the preferences of 4- and 5-month-old...Read more »
It’s not unusual to hear children joke about alcohol. The other evening during a pause for dinner while watching the game, my friends’ daughter kept asking for a Bud Light, a shtick my 10-year-old and his buddies at the table found funnier than Boon singing “Shout” into a beer bottle in “National Lampoon’s Animal House.” Kids think booze is amusing and the idea of being drunk hilarious.
Apparently...Read more »
Elmo, Chicken and “Glee” star Chris Colfer team up in an anti-bullying video that is part of the Sesame Workshop’s latest installment of its “Little Children, Big Challenges” campaign.
Other new resources for kids and parents include Elmo and his dad in a skit called “Bye Bye For Now,” which helps kids deal with separation anxiety. Explore all the new additions at SesameStreet.org/challenges.
The...Read more »