Author: a child grows

Tips for Sneaking Healthy Food to the Pickiest Little Eaters

For some parents, their kids will turn up their nose at just about anything that isn’t pizza or mac n’ cheese. For others, things start out more promising when suddenly their kid refuses to eat things she’s always devoured with gusto. Sound familiar? Welcome to toddlerhood, where bananas were the best thing since sliced bread just 5 short minutes ago but are now regarded with as much disdain as dirty diapers. You could try to feed them pizza and chicken nuggets every day, but that’s missing the point. Giving in to their every whim will just make them pickier...

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A WEEKEND AWAY: 48 HOURS IN STOWE WITH THE KIDS

Stowe, Vermont is the perfect family getaway for a family living in Brooklyn at any time of the year. It’s an idyllic New England town with sweeping mountainous views, hiking trails galore, one of the best ski resorts in the country, a great culinary scene, and a multitude of accommodations in all price ranges. Quite frankly, Stowe offers a bit of Europe in the heart of Vermont. It’s full of charm and most Europeans will say the skiing is up to par with what they’re used to. If you’re looking to escape Brooklyn to spend a relaxing weekend in...

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The 5 Most Popular Parenting Books of the Year

2017 was a crazy year for a lot of people. And if you’re a parent, no doubt, the year had it’s hectic moments. That reflected in this year’s most popular sources for kid advice. Here’s a rundown of the most popular parenting books over the past year. Which ones will you check off of your list before diving into what’s to come in 2018? In 2017 Parenting Books That Were Most Popular The New York Times published it’s last Parenting specific bestseller list last January, but top of the list: Adam Mansbach’s recent classic Go the —-to Sleep. Perhaps this...

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Are Your Kids #Futuresmart?

[Sponsored] Thursday I attended an exciting event at the Barclay’s Center designed to teach local kids financial literacy. Sponsored by Mass Mutual, it was hosted by Hill Harper and included a surprise Nets guest (former player Buck Williams it turns out!). But that wasn’t the best part. The best part was the kids. Thousands of middle schoolers filled the stands and rocked the house. They loved every bit of it. The #Futuresmart program is, well, smart. And very much needed. The organizers didn’t know this when they invited me, but I have strong personal feelings about finanical education. I...

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Talking with Instruments and Maybe Even Learning Music as a First Language

With so many early childhood music classes and programs, they can all seem the same. So when I heard about Timbalooloo, I wasn’t expecting something so different. I spoke with Oran Etkin, founder of Timbalooloo, to find out more. Oran impressed me with his intense passion for passing on the stories and language of music inspired by his experiences with West African and Indonesian musical learning traditions and his own early mentorships with jazz idols. Oran believes that children can learn music just as they learn their first language, maybe even AS their first language, and he teaches kids...

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