December 2014 Table of Contents By NYMetroParents Table of Contents April 23, 2015 Get can’t-miss family activities sent to you! Subscribe The December 2014 issue of NYMetroParents magazines features a fashion section full of stylish and comfy holiday clothes for kids, a guide to teacher gifts (they'll actually like), advice on how to replace the "gimmes" with generosity, sledding safety tips, and more! December 2014 Winter/Holiday Issue Table of Contents By PhotoOp NYC FEATURES By PhotoOp NYC Fancy That!With the holidays upon us, fashion is certainly on our minds, from Christmas and Hanukkah parties to New Years Eve celebrations. Here, a few ideas for comfy and chic holiday outfits for boys and girls. Get as Good as You Give!Here's how to make your kids happy without spoiling them, teach kids about giving back, and how to keep the charitable feeling year-rond, not just during the holidays. Sledding SafetySledding is a fun winter activity, but did you know it's responsible for tens of thousands of trips to the emergency room every year. Here are tips on how to choose the safest sled for your child, avoid sledding injuries, and treat injuries when accidents happen. A Guide to Teacher GiftsOne person on your gift list this year may be your child's teacher, but shopping for him or her isn't always easy. Rather than rely on the go-to apple-themed products, we've compiled a few tips for choosing holiday gifts for your child's teacher. Holiday Desser Remix: Frozen Pumpkin Pie Want to change up your dessert routine this holiday season? Try this frozen version of classic pumpkin pie. It's a welcome twist on the traditional dessert and, bonus: It's super easy to make ahead! Just pull it out of the freezer a few minutes before serving. Attitude AdjustmentYou may lament that your tween is argumentative, messy, boy crazy, lazy, and fickle, which all seem like bad traits. Here's why it's okay for your tween to act like this, and how it will actually serve her well in the future. SCHOOL VACATION CAMPSThis winter break, find fun holiday camp activities for your kids while school is out. Check out these school vacation camps in Rockland, Westchester, Fairfield, New York City, and Long Island. FUN & ACTIVITIES Family Outing: Children's Museum of ManhattanThe Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) proves that museums don't have to be boring. This NYC museum for young kids offers a full day of fun that will leave your tots with a love of hands-on learning. Family Activities CalendarSearch our full calendar of events for the best family activities happening in December, including holiday shows, tree and menorah lighting celebrations, winter festivals, family concerts, and more. Where to Cut Your Own Christmas TreeFind local Christmas tree farms in the New York metro area and head out to cut your own Christmas tree this holiday season. Stuff We Like: Winter Boots and BootiesOh, the weather outside is frightful, but our feet are so delightful! Keep your children’s toes toasty warm this winter with a pair of these worthy boots that are both cute and functional, handpicked (or shall we say foot-picked?) by NYMetroParents editorial director Dawn Roode. ADVICE & CONNECTIONS VOICES: 'Princess Smee' by Christina Vercelletto When her child scores an unexpected part in the play, this mom learns a lesson about treating her daughter like a girly-girl. Quotables: December EditionFrom the December 2014 issues of NYMetroParents comes a selection of funny and thoughtful quotes about recognizing depression, Santa Claus as a teacher, and delivering babies.