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    What’s Better Than Having a Baby?! Having TWO!

    by Shayna Gehl on 3/26/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    It’s finally here!!!! THE MAIN EVENT!!!! I am officially full term in my third pregnancy. “In the home stretch” as many would say. I’ve blogged about the fantastic nature of this pregnancy (if you didn’t read the post, you missed the sarcastic tone there). While I’d love to go into even more gruesome details on the latest [...]

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    Top 12 Reasons to Hit the Brooklyn Baby and Family Expo 2014

    by Sarah on 3/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Not just for babies. A Child Grows in Brooklyn brings you our 3rd annual Brooklyn Baby and Family Expo on Sunday April 6th in Brooklyn Heights. Here’s why you’ve got to be there: 1. Free On-Site Childcare: If free childcare gets you to the Y to work out, then why shouldn’t it also give you an afternoon [...]

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    Get Your Tickets to the Largest Family Event in Brooklyn!

    by Nicole on 3/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Brooklyn Baby and Family Expo Shares Everything Parents Need in One Place! A family friendly event for parents and children up to age 8! Meet experts! Attend seminars! Sample Products! Bring Your Family! Win Raffle Prizes! Awesome gift bags! Stay for Lunch!  Get your tickets here! Order tickets now using Discount Code ACG15off for 15% off [...]

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    Why I Can’t Trust My Daughter on the Street – Pedestrian Safety Tips for Kids

    by Nicole on 1/27/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Janet Wang, Assistant Director of Health and Safety for Beth Israel Medical Center, listed exactly why our young children can’t make accurate judgements when it comes to traffic and exactly what we can teach them to be able to make smart decisions.  Raising children in NYC definitely has its perks; however, like many things, what [...]

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    Resident Dad: What Is Child Abuse?

    by John on 1/15/14 | 0 Comment(s)

     Shortly before Christmas, I saw a link on my Facebook page to a blog post by novelist and game designer Chuck Wendig titled Spanking Your Children is Hitting Your Children. I haven’t read any of his novels, and I’m not much (or anything, really) of a gamer so I haven’t experienced his work on that level [...]

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    A kid gets lost in Brooklyn. Tips for Teaching City Kids Street Smarts

    by Nicole on 1/10/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    Our children’s safety is always the most important task we have in front of us. And city kids arguably have a lot more threats surrounding them. Abbie from The Mother Company has provided to us some wonderful safety tips for our city kids!  Before we moved out of the city, I was becoming a neurotic [...]

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    Talking Death to a Young Child

    by Nicole on 11/29/13 | 2 Comment(s)

      This holiday has been vastly different from all the rest for us. Our children lost their grandma (my husband’s mom) a few days before Thanksgiving. This is the first time I’ve had to have a death talk with my children. I have to say it wasn’t easy and it broke my heart to even [...]

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    Top 4 Tips for Handling Bullying

    by Nicole on 11/10/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    My four year old started pre-k this year and even at this young age, I’ve seen the beginnings of bulling rear its ugly head. So, I thought this article from our contributor, Sharon Peters, from Parents Helping Parents, was quite helpful for how to handle this new challenge, bullies.  Bullying is sadly common.  When children [...]

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    GIRL GONE ACTIVE

    by Nicole on 10/06/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Are there any alternatives to competitive sports for preteen girls? Why does activity fall off so much for this age group? Our expert parenting coach, Alice Kaltman of Family Matters NY, explores this issue for us as well as her top tips for getting your girl to get moving. Spoiler alert: Start early! By: Alice Kaltman My [...]

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    My Children Fight, Help!!!!

    by Nicole on 9/20/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Unfortunately, I can relate to this! Sharon Peters from Parents Helping Parents has some advice for us on how to handle sibling fighting to make your home more harmonious.  Overwhelmed moms or dads who are surrounded by the stress of sibling tension can find it hard to remember that brothers and sisters benefit from their loving and [...]

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    Parent Play. How to Play.

    by Nicole on 8/21/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    This article written for A Child Grows by our contributor Alice Kaltman, a parenting coach with Family Matters NY, really hit home with me. Yesterday my 4 year old daughter asked me to play “school” with her. I was kind of dumbfounded on what to do because she seemed to have a set agenda and she [...]

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    Productive Parenting: Resource Providing Daily Activity

    by Nicole on 8/21/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    I stumbled on this site, Productive Parenting, when my daughter was first born. It has been a great resource, providing one activity a day based on my child’s age. The activities are creative and easy to do, not needing much in the way of materials or planning. I have found this site to be so [...]

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    After Bump: 5 Tips to Keep Post-Partum Stress Under Control

    by Kim on 8/20/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    By Stacey Jayne Whether you’re a first-time parent or a seasoned veteran, consider these 5 tips to keep postpartum stress under control. Ride the roller coaster of emotions. You will go from kissing your baby’s tiny fingers and toes to grieving the loss of your old life (no one really talks about this!) and worrying [...]

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    Children’s Extreme Statements: How to Cope with the “I Hate You’s!”

    by Nicole on 8/07/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Handling your emotions when your a frustrated kid is difficult and many kids are  prone to extreme behavior, including very extreme statements, while in this state. Sharon Peters from Parents Helping Parents has shared a story with us to give some tips on how to react to these.  All children get upset but some young people blurt out [...]

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    Is Your Toddler A Biter? What to do When Your Child Bites!

    by Nicole on 7/15/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    I have been dealing with the biting issue for almost two years…since my son was 4 months old. Way back then, it started with my breast when he got his first couple of teeth relatively early! And then he moved on to biting my shoulder when I held him, my legs when he ran up [...]

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    Trying Out “Nonviolent Communication” With Kids: An Experiment

    by Nicole on 7/08/13 | 2 Comment(s)

    Some days I feel like I should get an “F” in communication. It just happens: my tone is off, my words terse, my impatience too obvious and I’m totally unaware that I am doing it- until, that is, when it’s over…and I wish I could just suck every utterance back in my throat.  I guilt [...]

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    Small Kid Big City: Capturing Your Child’s Moments – The Children’s Museum of the Arts

    by Nicole on 6/21/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    Each week Alethea of Photosanity will be sharing a photo that showcases Brooklyn/NYC life to inspire you with places to visit simply to explore the city and have fun with your kids, but that are also great photo locations. She will also include a photo tip of the week. Location: Children’s Museum of the Arts, 103 [...]

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    When Your Neighbor Has a Child with A Disability

    by Nicole on 6/17/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Who doesn’t want their child to have friends……..to be popular, well liked, respected, invited to parties and play dates?  Now put your feet into the shoes of a parent caring for a child with a disability.  That neighbor, that friend, that community member has all the same wishes and dreams for their child whose daily [...]

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    New York Sports Connection Provides Parents a Resource for City Programs

    by Nicole on 6/03/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    Busy Brooklyn sports-parents have a new resource to keep up sports organizations news, deadlines and schedules.  This new site, NewYorkSportsConnection.com is an online hub for both parents of sports-playing kids and adult athletes in New York City. The site provides users with a searchable directory of nearly 600 organizations from all five boroughs—more than 100 based [...]

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    Brooklyn Baby Expo is THIS Sunday! Are You Coming?

    by Nicole on 5/31/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    We are so excited for the Brooklyn Baby Expo this Sunday June 2nd! It is going to be fun and educational event filled with information and gifts for parents and activities for their children! If you haven’t bought your ticket yet, you still can! Purchase your tickets here and enter code ACG15off for a discount for [...]

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    Brooklyn Baby Expo – Not Just for Babies – Sunday June 2nd

    by Nicole on 5/24/13 | 2 Comment(s)

    Think the Brooklyn Baby Expo isn’t for you just because you don’t have a baby any longer? Wrong! There will be lots of activities for older children and information, products and raffles for parents of toddlers and pre-schoolers!  Top 10 reasons you should attend event if your children aren’t babies any longer or you have [...]

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    The Silent Epidemic: Postpartum Depression

    by Nicole on 5/17/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Postpartum depression was discussed in my birth classes and with my other pregnant mom friends extensively when I was due with my first baby. I felt very educated about it but was anxious because I didn’t know what to expect. I luckily did not suffer from it but I had a few close friends who [...]

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    The Pregnant New Yorker – Pregnant and New Mom Event on Thurs May 16th

    by Nicole on 5/10/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Join The Pregnant New Yorker Pregnant and New Mom Event on Thurs May 16th at The Yummy Mummy Store.  Get expert advice on pregnancy and postpartum.  Everyone will go home with a great goodie bag and a chance to win some prizes including a Britax Baby Carrier.   REGISTER @ http://www.thepregnantnewyorker.com/events/event.html Dr. Gurley will be talking about a simple, [...]

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    Weaning – When and How?

    by Nicole on 5/07/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Is there a “right” time and is there a “right” way to wean? Sara Chana Silverstein, a New York based, international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC), classical homeopath, herbalist, lecturer, author, wife and mother of seven children (yes, she really is superwoman!), wrote an article for us that tackles those questions. Weaning – Is now is [...]

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    Giveaway: Stokke MyCarrier Entry With Brooklyn Baby Expo Ticket Purchase

    by Nicole on 5/06/13 | 8 Comment(s)

    The Brooklyn Baby Expo is happening June 2nd. Buy your tickets this week and you are entered to win a Stokke MyCarrier ($250 retail value)! And VIP ticket holders get a Joovy BebaSling Lite ($99 retail value) with their ticket! If you have already purchased your tickets, you can still enter to win the Stokke MyCarrier! Here’s how: [...]