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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 | 9 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: […]

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    Parents Sometimes Say Too Much

    by Nicole on 5/01/13 | 2 Comment(s)

    I recently discussed best practices when trying to talk to my children about their behavior and actions with Sharon Peters from Parents Helping Parents and she was able to offer me some very eye-opening advice.  It can be helpful for parents to say their ideas in as few words as possible. A short, clear explanation […]

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    Small Kid Big City: Capturing Your Child’s Moments – Brownstone Brooklyn

    by Nicole on 4/29/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Each week Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick 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: Brownstone Brooklyn Story: Even though […]

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    Brooklyn Baby Expo Tickets Now Available!

    by Nicole on 4/24/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    The 2014 Brooklyn Baby & Family Expo is happening April 6th in Brooklyn Heights! For more info visit our site: achildgrows.com/expo Click here for tickets! Join us for A Child Grows in Brooklyn’s 3rd Annual Brooklyn Baby & Family Expo on Sunday, April 6th 11am-3pm in Brooklyn, NY! The event will take place at St. Francis […]

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    What is a Doula and Why Would You Need One? The value of birth and postpartum doula support

    by Nicole on 4/12/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    Please join us for an evening to discuss the benefits of working with a doula from the prenatal, birth, and postpartum stages of motherhood! Tuesday, April 30th 6PM-8PM Birth Day Presence ~ Park Slope Studio 182 Eighth Avenue (between 1st St. and Garfield) Register Here! Seasoned birth and postpartum doulas Mollie Michel and Meema Spadola will be on hand […]

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    National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

    by Nicole on 4/09/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    April 27 is DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day provided by AWARxE Consumer Protection Program. I had to opportunity to interview the Executive Director of National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Foundation (NABP), Dr. Carmen Catizone to answer some my questions about preventing and handling prescription drug abuse in kids. What are some early prevention techniques parents can use […]

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    Join us for the Mommybites Summit May 1st! Enter to win free tickets!

    by Nicole on 3/27/13 | 8 Comment(s)

    Hi Moms!  Please join Mommybites at The New Yorker Hotel on Wednesday, May 1st at 6:00 PM for an evening of learning, socializing, & shopping.  At The Mommybites Summit, the ULTIMATE Moms’ Night Out, you can enjoy wine and delicious food, mingle with other moms, win incredible prizes, and take home fabulous goody bags! There […]

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    What If My Child Skips Crawling?

    by Nicole on 3/15/13 | 2 Comment(s)

    This was the running conversation with my mom when my children were just starting to be mobile. “Are they crawling yet? Because you know if they skip crawling it might lead to developmental problems.” I don’t know if this is an old wives’ tale or not so I decided to find some answers. I asked […]

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    What is a Doula?

    by Nicole on 2/27/13 | 1 Comment(s)

    When I was first pregnant with my daughter, I heard the term doula but I didn’t discover what one really was until very late in my pregnancy. By then, I thought it was too late to find one. After 24 hours of labor…I could have used one! Our doula expert, Mollie, has provided us with […]

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    Expanding your Child’s Vocabulary, At Home!

    by Nicole on 2/19/13 | 0 Comment(s)

    In honor of the upcoming Reading Awareness month, we will be posting articles on that theme! “What can I do to increase my child’s language and vocabulary?” This is a common question concerned parents ask.  Parents, know this key tip: the most crucial step in speech and language development begins in the home! Strategies to […]

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    How We Saved $50,000 Per Year

    by Nicole on 2/07/13 | 2 Comment(s)

    The last few years have been tough on many. If you don’t know someone who has been downsized, changed careers, or experienced wild fluctuations in their income, I’m not sure where you have been. Many people feel that cutting expenses is overwhelming or impossible.  I decided to share my story to show it can be done. […]