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NYC’s 5 Best Shops For Sunglasses

Sunglasses are the quintessential New York accessory, providing instant glamour or a sense of whimsy to any look. With the sun finally showing itself this spring, it’s time to refresh your collection.

04/17/2014

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How To Supplement Your Child’s Public School Learning

For kids with career aspirations in the arts or concentrated interests in a sport or field of study, most public schools will inevitably fall short. In a place as multifaceted as New York City, parents can readily pick up the slack, no matter what their child’s special skill might be.

03/31/2014

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Spring Maintenance To-Do List

If you haven’t yet penned your spring to-do list, here are some home-maintenance musts to include.

03/26/2014

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How To Use School Break Time Effectively

Finding the balance between work and play can be a challenge, but there are strategies that can help your child enjoy their time off without losing the proficiency they’ve already worked so hard to earn.

03/26/2014

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Five Ways To Be A Hands-On Parent

For many schools, parents are an untapped resource, representing a diverse array of skill sets capable of bringing high energy and enthusiasm to the school environment. What do you have to offer your child’s school?

03/24/2014

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My Child Hates Their Teacher! What Should I Do?

Angry or frustrated kids may fleetingly express hatred for their teacher and it can be hard for parents to know when their complaint is serious and requires action or if their child is just blowing off steam. Figuring out exactly what’s going on can be tricky, but here are some tips that may help.

03/21/2014

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Best Bars To Watch College Basketball In New York

As March Madness takes hold of New Yorkers, the age-old question persists: where can a die-hard college basketball fan get a drink around here? These are four of the Big Apple’s best watering holes to watch the game.

03/20/2014

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How To Build A Basement Gym

No matter what your go-to excuse currently is for not exercising, building a basement gym can eradicate it. Summer is coming.

03/19/2014

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Handling Bad Grades

Just what is the appropriate response to a bad grade?

03/19/2014

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How Can You Help Your Child Be Challenged in School?

A child who is consistently coming home from school exhausted and complaining about being bored is trying to tell you something. Figuring out what is at the root of the problem, however, may not always be easy.

03/17/2014

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How Will The Common Core Standards Affect Your Child?

The jury may still be out about this evidence-based system, but here is what you need to know about the shifts in your child’s classroom this year.

03/14/2014

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Bullying in School

You can armor your child against bullies if you keep your eyes open to the signs, remain calm and respond appropriately.

03/12/2014

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Raising The Rank: What Can You Do To Improve Your School’s Rating?

Your child’s report card, in large part, is determined by their commitment, work ethic, environment and support system. Your child’s school also gets a report card from the Department of Education once per year. The stakes are high, with children’s futures often hanging in the balance. What can parents do to up their school’s rank?

03/10/2014

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Homework and You

Every child is different and each requires a differing amount of homework help, but there are specific guidelines, based upon the child’s age and grade, that parents can use as a jump-off point. Here’s a grade-by-grade guide to follow, keeping your own child’s specific needs in mind.

03/07/2014

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The No Child Left Behind Act

Reinvigorated by President Obama in 2010, No Child Left Behind represents an auspicious goal requiring a long trajectory, ultimately leading to a stronger, more competitive and better educated America. As promising as this all sounds, for most parents the seminal question is simply, “What does this mean for my child?”

03/05/2014

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