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17 Questions to Ask Your Grandparents

 With everyone gathered together, there’s no better time than the holidays to have your children learn more about their family history. Let your kids share center stage with their grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and/or family friends as they conduct the interviews. Be sure to videotape the conversations. You just might end of watching them next year! […]

Inside Scoop on Preparing for SAT and ACT Exams

Back in the old days (otherwise known as my high school years), we started thinking about taking PSATs, SATs and ACTs sometime around the middle of junior year. Not so anymore. These days, many ninth- and tenth-graders have already started preparing for the tests.

Don’t Miss Out! LEGO Robotics and Mystery Adventure Programs for K-5th Grade Kids Start This Saturday

Imagine Saturdays where your child builds - and programs! – his or her own robots, or sets out like Encyclopedia Brown or the Scooby Doo team to solve a mystery. Thanks to the Little Ivy Academy, all that and so much more is possible right here in Ridgewood!

Ask The Expert: College Financial Aid 101

Each year, more than $200 billion is available in financial aid from the federal government, state governments, colleges and private organizations. As a Certified Financial Planner specializing in the area of college financial planning, Bob Traitz regularly uncovers the strategies that qualify a student for scholarship, grant and financial aid.

PSST! Your Grade School Daughter Really Likes Science and Math!

Learn how a local, after-school STEM program is providing elementary school girls and boys with opportunities to imagine themselves as real engineers and real scientists by actually building things that work. The girls love it as much as the boys do!

Tasty (Yes Tasty!) Cookies For Those With Food Allergies

Have you heard the news? There is a new cookie in town. Known as nut-free treats, Skeeter Snacks are a big hit with kids. As Skeeter says, "safe snacks don't need to taste like cardboard!"

Helping Your Child Build a Life-Long Love of Learning

With report cards for our elementary school children hot in our hands and cold weather in the near future, now seems an ideal time to consider an educational program beyond school day, be it tutoring or enrichment. Either can play an integral role in supporting school work and nurturing a life-long love of learning.

Pure Winter Fun in NYC!

What says winter fun in NYC more than ice skating? A big bonus - it's a sure stress-buster for all family members. Learn how to avoid the line at The Rink at Rock Center, CitiPond at Bryant Park and Wollman Rink in Central Park.

2012 Holiday Tipping Guide

Wondering how much to tip your hairstylist, babysitter, mail carrier and everyone else in between? We've got the lowdown.

Stuck Indoors? Great Ways to Keep the Little Ones Happy

Oh the weather outside is frightful... Inside can turn frightful too if the little ones have been stuck in the house day after day! Not so fast. A great article by