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Getting yourself out the door on time on weekday mornings is tough enough. But with kids to manage too, it’s a recipe for multitasking madness. more

Aug 28, 2017 1:07 PM

The excitement was mounting as the many passengers — young and old and in between — climbed the steps into the 100-year-old passenger cars of the Arcade and Attica Railroad on a recent Saturday. more

Aug 28, 2017 1:07 PM

How much time did your kids spend with their cellphones yesterday? When was the last time you checked yours? If contemplating these questions makes you uncomfortable, you’re not alone. more

Aug 28, 2017 1:07 PM

Most kids, even excited ones, experience a few butterflies in the first weeks. And the source of such uneasiness is not always obvious to parents. more

Jul 27, 2017 8:44 AM

Sooner or later, most parents lose a kid — usually for only a few minutes. Even if it’s brief, the experience is heart-stopping. And it’s given rise to a whole new industry — GPS tracking for kids. more

Jul 27, 2017 8:44 AM

Summer vacation is almost at an end. Just a few more weeks to get through and kids head back to the classroom. Back to routines, homework, and regular schedules. But wait! What if there was something you could do to save the remaining days of summer? more

Jul 27, 2017 8:44 AM

It was 12:30am on a Sunday last December when my cellphone woke me up from a dead sleep. Earlier that evening, my 14-year-old daughter, Jane, had gone to her first formal high school dance and then to her first “after party.” more

Jun 28, 2017 10:15 AM

Most single parents struggle with how to juggle vacation schedules with the ex, arrange daycare for their elementary-age kids, or keep their teenagers busy and out of trouble. Very few are planning their next solo exotic getaway. more

Jun 28, 2017 10:15 AM

Some of the best times of my life have been splendid days at the beach. June is the best because the whole summer beckons. Western New Yorkers are blessed with two Great Lakes, as well as Chautauqua Lake. Some public beaches are even free. more

May 30, 2017 10:51 AM

Did you ever lie to your parents when you were a teenager? Be honest with yourself. Not even a teeny, tiny lie? more

Apr 26, 2017 11:15 AM

Having a sibling with special needs is a unique experience that provides both challenges and benefits. While there is no doubt that they love their sibling with special needs, the feelings that can arise during childhood are often complicated. more

Mar 28, 2017 1:34 PM

Raising kids creates clutter. Most families do regular sweeps to get rid of outgrown clothes and toys. Most have favorite places to take donations — the rummage sale at the church, the food pantry for the community, the drop off center for Goodwill. more

Mar 28, 2017 1:34 PM

It is truly amazing how much babies develop during the first year of life. By baby’s first birthday, he or she has accomplished an unparalleled amount of growth. The baby’s brain will be approximately 35% larger than it was at birth. more

Mar 28, 2017 1:34 PM

I grew up with grandparents who lived in another state. Although New Jersey was not exactly the other side of the continent, our home in New York was a two and a half hour car ride, so visits had to be planned in advance. more

Feb 27, 2017 10:09 AM

This is the year for a visit to our northern neighbor. Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday throughout 2017. The New York Times recently named Canada as the world’s number one place to visit. more

Feb 27, 2017 10:09 AM

Most parents know that LOL means Laughing Out Loud. You may even know that 420 refers to marijuana. But you may not know that 53X means sex. more

Feb 27, 2017 10:09 AM

There’s no doubt that some people boast and lie, spread rumors, and behave like bullies online. Of course, the same thing could be said about the typical middle school cafeteria. The question is, how to raise children who will be a force for good. more

Jan 27, 2017 9:18 AM

Too often we hear the lament, “I need a vacation from my vacation.” And if that’s true at any time of year, it’s certainly true at spring break. Given a little planning & an intentional shift in attitude, your vacation can be a break no matter what. more

Jan 27, 2017 9:17 AM

When the weather outside is frightful and you are fresh out of fun ways to keep kids entertained, turn to this list of ideas. The key is to stop thinking like an adult and to remember how to think like a kid. more

Jan 27, 2017 9:17 AM

Divorce often creates a financial imbalance between parents. If one parent remarries and the other doesn’t, there may be a difference in lifestyles between the two homes, which can create a sense of competition between parents. more

Dec 30, 2016 10:52 AM

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