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    What happened when my kid got picked on in front of me

    by Shayna Gehl on 11/19/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    My son’s school recently had a book fair and once his classmates started talking about all the cool books there, big brother naturally had to have one too. The last day to purchase books rolled around and I realized I had to take him since I absentmindedly told him he could get a book while cooking […]

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    Now Hear This: How Do you Deal with Ear Infections?

    by Sarah on 11/18/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Dr. Deena Blanchard, pediatrician and font of knowledge, gives us the tools we need to stay calm and carry on.    Ear infections are a common problem for young children and a common cause of sleepless nights for parents. It is estimated that 50 percent of children will have at least one ear infection in […]

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    Concerned About Your Child? Small Brooklyn Psychology Can Help!

    by A Child Grows on 11/17/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    By now, your kids have been through a few months of school, and they’re either settling into the routine…or they’re not. Maybe you got some concerning feedback about your child’s behavior at a recent parent-teacher conference. Maybe he or she brought home a disappointing report card. Maybe each night is an exhausting battle to get […]

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    Frozen on Ice Part II: Your Survival Guide

    by Sarah on 11/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Patrick Sauer, writer and stay-at-home dad, gives us the wisdom of the ages, or at least this age, about which he is most definitely an expert.   Loyal readers may recall I recently discussed an impending trip to Disney on Ice: Frozen and how the words “On Ice” led to trepidation on Dad’s part. And […]

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    Thirty-six, Going on Sixteen: When You Are The One Regressing

    by Sarah on 11/11/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Every week (or so) Alice Kaltman, LCSW, founder of Family Matters NY shares a quick tidbit related to parenting and family life. We know you’re pressed for time, so here is a nugget of simple, and hopefully helpful advice (or reassurance!). Parents of small children often ask my advice on how best to prepare for holidays with […]

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    One Day, One Neighborhood: A Guide to Prospect Lefferts Gardens

    by Sarah on 11/09/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    In our search for neighborhoods that we may one day want to move to, we decided to check out Prospect Lefferts Gardens (just plain Lefferts Gardens to most). First of all, everyone I know who lives here loves it, raves about it obsessively. I wasn’t really sure what the appeal was beyond mind-blowing West Indian […]

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    Keeping Kids Appy: What My 2-year-old Is Playing Right Now

    by Sarah on 11/05/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Our apps for kids expert, Christine Dehne, does the research for you. Thank god.    Duckie Deck Monsters!  My 2-year-old was incredibly excited by Halloween this year, but at moments, especially when she saw adults wearing gruesome masks while trick-or-treating, she was terrified of “monsters.”  Generally this kid is fearless, and she’s since become more […]

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    Brooklyn is Halloweenland

    by Sarah on 11/04/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Patrick Sauer, writer and stay-at-home dad, gives us the wisdom of the ages, or at least this age, about which he is most definitely an expert. One thing I didn’t expect in moving to Brooklyn five years ago? A rekindled (recandled?) love of Halloween. As a little kid, Halloween was awesome because a pillow case full […]

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    Family Matters Parenting Tip: Don’t Time Out, Chill Out (as a family)

    by Sarah on 11/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Every week (or so) Alice Kaltman, LCSW, founder of Family Matters NY shares a quick tidbit related to parenting and family life. We know you’re pressed for time, so here is a nugget of simple, and hopefully helpful advice (or reassurance!).   You’re preparing dinner and all hell breaks lose. Your kid is being blatantly oppositional. They’ve […]

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    What to Read Right Now: The Barter

    by Sarah on 10/30/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    In honor of Halloween you must immediately read this book: The Barter by Siobhan Adcock. The Barter is a unique beast, a literary ghost story. I am not someone who enjoys being scared. I don’t watch horror movies or like rides or games where people jump out at me. I am terrified enough of serial […]

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    Is Your Toddler Suffering from Separation Anxiety?

    by Sarah on 10/29/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Sharon Peters, parenting expert and soother of nerves, gives us the essential tools to prepare ourselves, oh and the kids too, for all of life’s challenges. This weekend I visited some friends who are the proud parents of a 20 month old. Until now they have managed to maintain a work schedule that has minimized their […]

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    What’s Up With BASIS Independent Brooklyn?!

    by Shayna Gehl on 10/27/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    For those of you who may have noticed the Red Hook location of BASIS Independent Brooklyn still looking…well, a little undone, I’ve got news for you- it’s because it’s not done! That may not be shocking to learn but what may be surprising, is the fact that not only is BASIS up and running at the temporary 15 Snyder […]

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    Family Matters Parenting Tip: Sharing? What’s that?

    by Sarah on 10/24/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Every week (or so) Alice Kaltman, LCSW, founder of Family Matters NY shares a quick tidbit related to parenting and family life. We know you’re pressed for time, so here is a nugget of simple, and hopefully helpful advice (or reassurance!).   Some rare kids share easily. They value the social perks of generosity over the security […]

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    A Taste of A Child Grows in Philly: Stack That Paper!

    by Sarah on 10/23/14 | 3 Comment(s)

    A Child Grows in Philly is poised to launch, but we wanted to give our loyal brooklynites the first look. In her Editor’s Post Mollie Michel talks about Philly life and a great cause that is close to our hearts. A Child Grows in Philly is already mixing it up!   We hear it everyday […]

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    What Are You Bringing To The Table When You Serve Dinner?

    by Sarah on 10/22/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Donna Fish, author of  Take the Fight Out of Food: How to Prevent and Solve Your Child’s Eating Problems, clinical social worker and expert on children’s relationship with food, gives it to us straight. Finally we have a resource not just for information, but for practical answers to our specific questions. So please send your questions to:  […]

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    Wonder Woman For President! (2016)

    by Sarah on 10/21/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Patrick Sauer, writer and stay-at-home dad, gives us the wisdom of the ages, or at least this age, about which he is most definitely an expert.   Last week, was Molly’s first “Share” day at school and she brought My First Wonder Woman Book–a literary rescue from our building’s freecycle–and a small rubber figurine of […]

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    G&T Test Prep at Home with These Great Workbooks!

    by A Child Grows on 10/20/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    The NYC Gifted & Talented exam registration just opened and if you have your child’s test date already, then the countdown has officially begun. Whether you plan to use a tutoring service or prepare your child on your own, it is helpful to have some tools at home to familiarize your child with the format […]

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    Find Babysitters Easily with UrbanSitter!

    by A Child Grows on 10/20/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Use your social network and this great app to help you find your next sitter! UrbanSitter is an online marketplace where parents go to find occasional, part-time or full-time babysitters quickly and efficiently. Powered by your own parenting networks, UrbanSitter helps you find babysitters hired and personally recommended by your friends and parents from your child’s […]

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    What to Do About Diastasis Recti

    by Sarah on 10/17/14 | 0 Comment(s)

      Anna Catherine Rutledge, our fitness expert and grand puba of Brooklyn Fit4Mom, lots of things that we pretend we understand, but actually don’t. At all.   So you had a baby. And during your six-week check up your care giver checked you out and told you that you have diastasis recti, abdominal separation of […]

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    Pizza: The Fifth Food Group

    by Sarah on 10/15/14 | 2 Comment(s)

    Let me introduce myself. Hellllllloooooooo. My name is Patrick Sauer and for the last four years I’ve been a Fort Greene stay-at-home-dad, who writes a little bit. I used to be a full-time freelancer, but between the magazine industry vanishing like so many authentic Brooklyn dive bars, and you know, the whole kid thing, it’s more […]

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    Tennis Remixed for Kids: Court 16 Now Open in Brooklyn!

    by Sarah on 10/13/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    We are thrilled to welcome the first kids tennis club of it’s kind to Brooklyn! This fall, Court 16 opened their doors at 526 Baltic Street (near The Barclay’s Center) unveiling their state of the art, 15,000 square foot, light-filled facility which includes five kid-sized, USTA-sanctioned courts thoughtfully designed for child athletes (ages 3-11). The […]

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    Practicing Courage: Finding the Fun in Fear

    by Sarah on 10/13/14 | 1 Comment(s)

      Jocelyn Greene, founder of Child’s Play NY, shows us how to use dramatic play to help our kids overcome their fears and have a blast doing it.   A few years ago I was directing an adaptation of The Wizard of Oz with 5 and 6 year olds. As the performance drew near, the little […]

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    Family Matters Parenting Tip: Saying Goodbye Is Such Sweet Sorrow

    by Sarah on 10/10/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Every week (or so) Alice Kaltman, LCSW, founder of Family Matters NY shares a quick tidbit related to parenting and family life. We know you’re pressed for time, so here is a nugget of simple, and hopefully helpful advice (or reassurance!).   You attempt to leave for date night as your baby wails with eyes that are […]

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    Product Review: The GB Ellum

    by Shayna Gehl on 10/09/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Folks, there’s a new stroller in town and I’m here to tell you about it! The GB Ellum , newly debuted this past summer, boasts full-sized luxury that is lightweight and maneuverable. To add to Ellum’s feature-packed resume, are additional perks like an adjustable foot rest, lush padding throughout the seat, and the cool “self standing” feature, while remaining affordable to boot. Sound […]

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    Keeping Kids Appy: Preparing for Upcoming Events

    by Sarah on 10/09/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Our apps for kids expert, Christine Dehne, does the research for you. Thank god.  Luca Lashes is a series of storybook apps about a child who has magic eyelashes that help him to be brave in new situations. The apps are an interesting mix of traditional illustration and animation, which leads to some quirky movements […]