Tips for Checking References When Searching for a Nanny

After a flurry of nanny interviews, you’ve finally narrowed down a candidate that seems like the perfect fit for your family. She has experience, she’s down-to-earth and level-headed, and oh, one minor detail—your kids absolutely love her. You couldn’t be happier, but don’t sign on the dotted line just yet…

Helping Trick-or-Treaters with Food Allergies

Before stocking up on Halloween candy this year, consider this: according to Food Allergy Research and Education Inc., 1 in every 13 trick-or-treaters who ring your doorbell may have a food allergy. The top eight food allergens that cause about 90% of reactions are milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish; reactions […]

Best NYC Swim Classes for Kids

Spring is officially here, and what better way to gear your child up for summer than to take swim lessons! Our motto is “the earlier the better” – so that your child develops a love for the water and becomes a strong swimmer at a young age. Many of the classes also require parents to […]

Beauty Beware: The Truth Revealed

Count how many things you put on your skin every day. Now, can you tell me what’s in them? Chances are, you have no idea. Well, neither did I, until a friend told me to read Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry by Stacy Malkan, co-founder of the Campaign […]

Parents: Stay Updated with Social Media

Staying up-to-date in the world of social media is difficult. As soon as you learn what is out there, something new comes into existence! I want to make you aware of what I have recently learned from the world of social media through the adolescents I work with in private practice. The first is a […]

Social Media Guide for Parents of Teens and Tweens

Are you aware of the websites and apps your tween and teenager are using? Many of us have heard of the standard types of social media used by tweens and teenagers such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  But you may not realize other types of social media they frequent and how they communicate on these […]

The ‘Care’ in Healthcare

Once in a while, a day comes along that knocks the wind out of you. Always unexpected, it forces you to unwillingly press the ‘pause’ button on the daily routines of life as you know it. This past week, we set off on the first of our summer adventures. We were all excited to spend […]