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In the Magazine: February 2016

In the Magazine: February 2016

Check out our February 2016 issue, which includes how to cope with your kid's first crush, a look at planning for camp now, and interviews with local dentist about kids' dental health. Plus, awesome taco recipes, a scientific valentine craft, and a list of kid-friendly museums.

Feature Articles

How to Handle Your Child's First Crush

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What should we do when our kids tell us they like someone? Local experts share what you need to know to handle your child's first crush.

Camp Dilemma: The Reluctant Child

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Your child exclaims she doesn't want to go back to camp, now what? We spoke to experts about how you can get to the bottom of your child's feelings, and how to encourage her to give camp another chance.

Three Taco Recipes for #TacoTuesday

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Three vegan recipes from 'The Taco Cleanse: The Tortilla-Based Diet Proven to Change Your Life' to make the most out of Taco Tuesday!

Your Dental Health Questions Answered

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February is National Children's Dental Health Month. These local dentists and orthodontists offer their expert advice on the age your child needs to start brushing and flossing their teeth, how much radiation is in dental X-rays, dental emergencies at school, if cavities are contagious, and which orthodontic treatment is best for your child.

Fun and Activities

10 Educational Websites for Kids

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Common Sense Media shares 10 educational websites for preschoolers, elementary school kids, and tweens and teens. These sites are fun, safe, and your kids won't dread learning from them.

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DIY: My Scientific Valentine

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Give store-bought Valentines the ol' heave-ho, and help your kids make these spinning disc illusion Valentines for their friends at school. Bonus: They'll learn a little about science along the way.

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum

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Wildlife abounds at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in Cornwall, NY. The nature center was founded in 1959 with a focus on environmental education. 

Family Activities Calendar

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Find tons of fun things to do in your area in February by searching our comprehensive calendar of kid and family events.

Kid-Friendly Museums in the NYC Area

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A comprehensive selection of kid-friendly museums in the New York City area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester County, Rockland County, Long Island (Nassau County and Suffolk County), Fairfield County, CT, and beyond. Our museum guide features science exhibits, nature, transportation and technology innovation, and art exhibits; you'll find something for every member of your family. 


Voices: Growing Pains: Surviving the Tumultuous Teen Years

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This father shared how he was able to rekindle his relationship with his daughter as she navigated through being a teenager.


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We've browsed the Internet, read the books, and checked our Twitter and Instagram feeds for the best quotes, tweets, and images from parents about raising kids.

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Mental health professionals Michael O. Weiner, LCSW, and Les Paul Gallo-Silver, LCSW-R, BC-HSP, set out to demystify the therapy process for you and your child. 

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