How to talk to your child about tragedy
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 12/18/2012 at 9:36AM

With the tragedy that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut plastered all over the news, chances are that children are going to catch a glimpse of a television broadcast or overhear a conversation about it. Helaine Shahar, a Bayside-based Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), gave The Courier some insight into how [...]

What’s the key to your child getting a good night’s sleep?
What’s the key to your child getting a good night’s sleep?
Education & Kids Brandpoint 11/17/2012 at 5:08AM

As a parent, do you dread the evening hours because bedtime is such a struggle? Do your children do everything they can to delay turning the lights out? Do they experience fear and anxiety when you leave the room? These all-too-common scenarios play out in countless households every evening, leaving mom and dad wondering what [...]

How to help kids adjust to sleep schedule changes
Education & Kids Queens Courier Staff 10/27/2012 at 1:10AM

(BPT) – As a parent, you know how important a routine can be in keeping your children happy and well-adjusted. However, there will come a time where your tried-and-true routine must be adjusted to handle life’s circumstances. Whether it’s every year at daylight saving time, the start of the school year or holiday travel, you’ll [...]

Most common car seat mistakes
Most common car seat mistakes
Education & Kids Queens Courier Staff 10/27/2012 at 12:03AM

(BPT) – Four million babies are born in the United States each year and that means more than 4 million new car seats are being installed. While great strides have been made to ensure that every infant rides in a car seat, unfortunately, parents are making five critical, but fixable, mistakes when using car seats, [...]

What children teach us about happiness
News Elizabeth Aloni 10/07/2012 at 4:40AM

If you know where to look, children can teach us a lot about happiness. Here are 13 ways based on an article by Melissa Sher, blogger, 1. They make friends fast. No one is a stranger to my son. Wherever we are he says hello and automatically makes the “stranger” his friend. In the [...]

Tips for inspiring young readers
Education & Kids ARA 9/01/2012 at 1:32AM

It’s never too early – or too late – to help your child discover the joy of reading. In fact, reading aloud to your child helps build important vocabulary and language skills that last a lifetime. Despite the considerable evidence of a relationship between reading regularly to a child and that child’s later reading development, [...]

What to do with the kids this weekend
Education & Kids Queens Courier Staff 8/24/2012 at 8:40AM

Queens Friday, August 24 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Take a whale and dolphin watching cruise, leaving from Riis Landing in Rockaway. Reservations required. 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Come to an evening of dancing under the stars at Gorman Playground. There will be music, face painting for children, and a raffle drawing. Saturday, August 25 11 [...]

What it takes to make school a safe place for students with diabetes
Education & Kids Billy Rennison 8/14/2012 at 5:04PM

(ARA) – When children head off to school, it’s assumed that they’ll be in a safe place where they’ll be well taken care of. For the most part, that’s the truth. But for children with diabetes, the school environment can pose a serious health risk if there’s no one on site to help them manage [...]