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In the Magazine: November 2016

In the Magazine: November 2016

Check out our November 2016 issue, which includes articles about how teachers are using the election in lesson plans, how to help kids avoid common health problems, creative ways to whip up Thanksgiving side dishes, plus where to go ice-skating, our local health care guide, and services for kids with special needs.

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November Feature Articles

How Teachers Utilize the Election in Lessons

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How local teachers are including the 2016 election in lesson plans and raising civic awareness in kids.


How to Prevent Common Childhood Illnesses

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Prevention is always preferable to having to treat sick children.


Bacteria Aren't the Enemy: Why Messy Can Be Better

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It's important to know the difference between keeping our kids clean and keeping them sterile.


A New Spin on Thanksgiving Favorites

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Three cookbook authors share their takes on traditional side dishes to amp up our favorite fall feast, inlcuding Oyster Stuffing, Eggplant Mashed Potatoes, and Roasted Sqash with Ginger Shallot Browned Butter.

What Parents Need to Know When a Child with Special Needs Turns 21

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What to consider when your child with special needs turns 21—and is no longer a child.


Taking a Child with Autism to the Movies

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Five tips from a mom who's been there


Teaching Preschoolers How to Handle Emergencies

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It's important to teach toddlers and preschoolers how to handle emergencies.

Fun and Activities

Family Activities Calendar

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Find tons of fun things to do in your area in November by searching our comprehensive calendar of kid and family events.


10 Apps for Learning and Fun

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Common Sense Media shares 10 apps for kids to have fun while learning.


DIY: Hot Glue Magic Wand

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Constructed from everyday materials, this magic wand is both customizable and quick to assemble.


Morris-Jumel Mansion: Family Outing

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See an example of domestic life in New York City as the immigration of people from Europe to Washington Heights came forth in the late 1800s in this historical mansion.


Where-To Guide: Ice-Skating

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Looking for a great place to ice skate with your kids? We've rounded up indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks in the New York City area, including NYC, Long Island, and the suburbs. 




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We've browsed the Internet, read the books, and checked our Twitter and Instagram feeds for the best quotes, tweets, and images from parents about raising kids.


When Your Child Is In an Awkward Situation That Becomes Unsafe

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Our kids interact regularly with people who are different and might make them uncomfortable. Sometimes, though, “uncomfortable” becomes dangerous.


Q&A: Organizing Guru Marie Kondo

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Marie Kondo is an organizing guru, founder of the KonMari method, and author of the New York Times best-sellers The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy.

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