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Beware The Pink Bins Of Brooklyn And Queens!

Summer’s the perfect time to go through your closet and figure out exactly what you do and don’t need. If you live in Brooklyn or Queens, you may have spotted pink ‘donation’ bins popping up in your neighborhood and thought that they were a genius way to simplify your wardrobe redesign. Well, there’s good news and bad news. Bad news first, The New York Times discovered that these pink bins, which are owned by the Narcisco Recycling Company, aren’t charitable in the least. The... read more

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Top NYC Beaches and Speech & Language Activities

We love summer! And we also love the beach. July is a great month to escape the city streets and go to the nearest ones! Some of our favorites include Jacob Riis Park Beach in Queens, which is a part … read more

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Want Some Whine?

School is out, and camp’s begun – hooray! In the break between these two glorious institutions, many of our children took us on excursions to a dark and unlovely place I call Whine Country. “It’s not fair! Why can’t I … read more

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Top NYC Special Education Camps

The Quad Manhattan Located downtown at the Spruce Street School in Frank Gehry’s Beekman Tower, The Quad Manhattan incorporates “The Social Thinking” framework where children build specific skills and then generalize them into the community. Campers will be in state … read more

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How to Develop Healthy Sleep Habits for Your Baby and Toddler: Bergen Live Event Re-Cap

Being a Mom is a rewarding and wonderful job, but we all know that it can be quite challenging too. Most mothers are faced with the high demands of taking care of young children while also being sleep deprived! Not … read more

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Helping Young Parents and Grandparents Negotiate Relationships: Bergen Live Event Re-Cap

This past Monday, a group of moms and grandmoms met at the Max Brenner Chocolate Bar in the Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ, for a Mommybites BERGEN live event facilitated by Dr. Karen Rancourt, Ph.D., Mommybites columnist for Ask … read more

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The Ultimate Parenting Question

As I’ve sat in my office counseling parents, had heart-to-hearts with friends in the preschool parking lot, and muddled through my own share of perplexing parenting moments, it has struck me that an important parenting question – perhaps the ultimate … read more

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Programs to Help Children Get the Most Out of Summer

Summer is fast approaching, and parents know that all that free time can be challenging to fill. We’re often asked how to organize summer plans that allow children to improve academic skills, or prepare for the social challenges of the … read more

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NYC’s Top Summer Camp Picks

Summer is almost here! With that, we know that it is time to find the perfect camp for your children. Camp not only helps children stay active and entertained during the summer months, but also allows them to create and … read more

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Laughter: The One Thing You Need on Your To-Do List

I recently attended a conference for work out in San Diego and found myself laughing hysterically at the organizer’s opening remarks. What surprised me was not her quick wit and natural ease on stage (though she was very funny!). No … read more

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