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November 2012 Table of Contents

The NYMetroParents November 2012 Family Health issue provides important information on your child's bone health and the effects of too much fruit juice. Plus read about how to hold on to the thanks this holiday season.

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November 2012

Family Health Issue



New York Botanical Garden Everett Children's GardenFamily Outing
The New York Botanical Garden
A fun destination for families, with regular nature programs in the Children's Garden and Family Garden plus annual events like the Orchid Show and the Holiday Train Show.

Ice SkatingWhere-To Guide
Indoor and Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in the NYC Area
We've rounded up indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks in the New York City area, including NYC, Long Island, and the suburbs.

Black ViolinTheater
Black Violin: Back in Manhattan
The dynamic duo of violinists Kev and Wil B astounds audiences with a funky fusion of classical, jazz, hip-hop, and R&B. Catch a concert at Manhattan's New Victory Theater this month.


 Mom and SonIn the Spirit
November—the beginning of the holiday season and the almost-end of the year—is, for one Long Island mom, a time to reflect on what she has learned from her family and children.

Health Special

toddler drinking juiceGot Juice?
Recent studies have shown too much fruit juice can contribute to obesity, tooth decay, and poor nutrition in children. Experts weigh in on the nutritional value of this popular beverage.

Girl with Cast on ArmThe Bone Bank
By the time teens get through their growth spurts, about 90 percent of adult bone mass is established and after that, no more calcium can be deposited in the body's "bone bank."

Family PortraitFamily Health Portrait
For the ninth annual National Family History Day, make an effort to create an accurate picture of your family health history with the help of My Family Health Portrait, an online tool.

Mom and DaughterFood and Nutrition
Meatballs and Memories
When her mom was diagnosed with early Alz- heimer's and began to forget how to cook the meals that marked her childhood, Barbara Magro decided to save those recipes in "Recipes to Remember."

Just for Fun

The Best of the Rest of the Web
From our November issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting facts and quotes from the web and the world of parenting.

Stuff We like November 2012Stuff We Like
Ideas for the Great Indoors
Whether you’re hunkered down in the wake of Hurricane Sandy or stuck inside for some other reason, fend off your kids’ case of cabin fever with these creative ideas for indoor fun.

Tips and Advice

Mom and Son

You Are Your Child's First and Most Important Teacher
Children’s brains are nearly 75 percent developed before they enter kindergarten.Take advantage of the years before your child starts school to set the stage for success.

TherapySpecial Needs
Children in Thearpy: Yea or Nay?
A mental health consultant with offices in the New York area offers advice for parents who are considering whether they should send their child to therapy.

L.E.A.D. MenteesLong Island Spotlight
Empowering Girls Through Dance
Seven Long Island women created L.E.A.D., Live Empowered And Dance, to mentor at-risk girls in the neighborhood.

Fencing: A Sport for Kids of All Ages
Fencing, a sport your child very well may have never heard of until the 2012 Olympics, is a perfect way to harness a child’s focus.

Tim MorehouseBONUS: Q-and-A with Tim Morehouse

Arts in SchoolEducation
Why We Need the Arts in Our Schools
Performing arts—proven critical to learning—are less accessible in schools than they once were. We're issuing a call to action.

Kevin Del AguilaBONUS: Q-and-A with NYC Broadway Star & Dad

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