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Parenting In The Real World: Tips To Raise Children Right

Loni Coombs, former prosecutor and author of “You’re Perfect…And Other Lies Parents Tell,” hit The Couch to share tips about raising kids for the real world.


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Why Blake Shelton Spent Last Christmas Eve Alone With His Dad

“It ended up being dad and I on Christmas Eve, sitting in his hospital room and watching ‘Dumbest Stuff on Wheels’ for about four hours.”


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East Steps To Prep Your Home For Holiday Guests

If you plan on hosting overnight guests, you are going to need to prep your home for their arrival.


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Miranda Lambert Talks Career, Marriage, And More With ‘Good Housekeeping’

We “balance each other out,” she says of her relationship with Blake Shelton. “He lightens my heart, and I rope him in.”


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How To Talk To Your Kids About Politics

Between presidential debates and campaign signs plastered across the country, politics and the upcoming election will be a hot topic everywhere. But if you have children, keeping your political views in check is important.


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Furry Friend Finder: Jody And Myra

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – In this edition of Furry Friend Finder, CBS2′s Don Dahler and Vanessa Murdock introduce us to cocker spaniels Jody and Myra. Both of these animals are in need of a loving […]

CBS 2–10/07/2012

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5 Rainy Day Activities For Kids & Families In Westchester

Westchester is full of rainy day activities that you and your children will love, but often it takes a bit of research to find out what’s going on. Follow us as we take you a trip around the county to see what indoor activities are being offered for a rainy day.

CBS New York–08/28/2012

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5 Tips To Keep Your Kids Safe When They’re Home Alone

With a few weeks left of summer vacation, parents might be struggling with how to keep their kids occupied while they’re at work. TV 10-55′s Katie McGee spoke to CBS News medical contributor Dr. Holly Phillips for tips on how to keep your kids safe, if you have to leave them home alone.


Dr. Mark Brenner on The Couch

The Art Of Parenting: Raising Kids In A High Tech Society

Dr. Mark Brenner is a family expert and author of ‘When ‘No’ Gets You Nowhere’ and several other parents books. TV 10-55′s Lisa Kearney sat down with him to get his tried and true parenting tips.


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Kids On Camera: Photography Tips For Parents

Photographer Lucille Khornak stopped by The Couch to offer her advice and tips on how to take great snapshots of kids.



The 6 Best Historic Trips & Vacation Spots Outside Of New York City

As we prepare to honor our country’s fallen veterans with the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, why not plan a historic getaway? The East coast is home to many historic sites – plenty within driving distance of New York. Which trip is best for your family? Here are some of our favorite historic getaways near New York.

CBS New York–05/22/2012

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Is Camping The Right Vacation For You And Your Family?

Camping is a fun and affordable way to spend quality time with your family. Here are some tips for a successful camping trip.


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New Jersey’s 5 Best Parks

New Jersey has fresh and inviting outdoor areas to partake in activities like hiking or kayaking on one of the many lakes or rivers or simply to relax and enjoy the scenery.

CBS New York–04/18/2012

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Stamford Family Remembers Late Titanic Survivor

The elder Joe Duquemen was a third class passenger on the RMS Titanic who survived by leaping into the frigid waters and swimming to nearby a lifeboat.


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The 6 Best Day Trips For Families In N.Y.,N.J., Conn.

Looking to get away with the family, but not looking to travel far? Here are the 6 best day trips for quality family time with children of all ages in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

CBS New York–04/10/2012