The experience of separation, even a brief one, is important for both parents and child. Yet while important, separation anxiety—feeling anxious when apart—is common in infants and toddlers. Most children outgrow separation anxiety by age 3. There are many ways that parents can lessen separation anxiety in babies and toddlers and turn the experience into an opportunity for growth.
Playing sports not only benefits your children physically, but also mentally trains them to be sharp and agile. Sadly, many children today spend much of their downtime playing on their computers or watching too much TV. Here are 5 ways on how to ignite your child’s interest in sports.
The newly opened Little Island is 2.4 acres of pure magic. Little Island has stroller-friendly paths, stairs, wave-shaped benches, more than 350 plant species, more than 110 trees, and two large grassy hills, which beg kids to race up and roll down. Nestled amidst the hills are various stone shortcuts—or boulder scrambles—ideal for impatient young explorers who can’t wait to check out the views. Starting in mid-June, Little Island’s free arts activities and workshops will be open to families.
Summer is a good time to review water safety guidelines. Here’s what you need to know in order to keep your little one happy and safe in the water.
There is no better way to foster your toddler’s love of animals than by visiting a petting zoo. Here, toddlers can get up close to many kinds of animals, usually domestic species such as sheep, goats, rabbits and more. We’ve put together a guide to petting zoos in New York City and Long Island that […]
Parents have many options when it comes to choosing the right child care for their kids. Income, schedules, and educational philosophy all play a role in how each family figures out what works for them. Often the choice comes down to home-based child care vs. center-based child care, and recent reports like a Harvard University […]
Whether your child will be starting preschool this fall, gearing up for middle school, or deciding where to send their college applications, you have an invaluable role to play in setting them up for success next school year.Here are some practical things you can do this summer to help your child achieve their potential at school next year.
Teeth grinding can be a big problem for little ones and adults alike. It can be stressful to try to learn how to get your little one to stop teeth grinding. Learn how to identify the problem and to help stop it from happening.