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The Unexpected Bonus of How Piano Lessons Helped Me Bond with My Kids

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Who knew piano lessons could help me bond with my children and prevent dementia at the same time?!?
When I signed my girls up for piano lessons last year, I had no idea what I was…

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Periphery Parenting: A New Approach to Try with Your Teenage Daughter

“Parenting from the periphery requires a new way of relating and a new approach. It means becoming comfortable with being the observer on the outskirts, the silent supporter, the cheerleader and champion, and ready when (and if) she needs you.”

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The Cancun Yucatan Adventure Every Family Should Experience

We went to the Club Med in the Yucatan to find out if it really was the perfect family vacation destination. Find out what we discovered.

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How to Help Your Kids Build a Healthy Relationship—With Their Health

As both dad and doctor, here’s how parents can have meaningful conversations with their kids about their health.

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Are You a “Jet Fighter” Parent?

Between helicopters, snow plows and lawnmowers, there’s yet another parenting “style” making a comeback.

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Rhino Kid

Photo: National Geographic Little Kids Website
My Big Bird (i.e., the oldest of my three kids, a seven year old) recently had a first grade animal project. He selected a rhinoceros. He had to make a poster with a series of…

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Summer Camp: It Just Doesn’t Matter

The first emails hit my inbox back in March. The subject lines alone, “Andrew’s Summer Camp Schedule” and “Join Hudson for Science Camp in August!” were enough to make me ramp up my nightly Sauv Blanc intake.  The attached spreadsheets…

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Parenting Style Primer: What Kind of Parent Will You Be?

No idea what the difference between a tiger mom and a helicopter parent is? Learn the basics now so you can keep up with the playground small talk later.

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“B-Sharp” With the Best Kids’ Piano Lessons

New York City parents don’t need a piano dropped on their heads to know that music lessons are good for their kiddos and experts will tell you that piano is the best first instrument for kids to learn. But where…

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French vs. American Parents: Game On!

First there was Ms. Amy Chua, railing against the virtues of “Western parenting,” in her self-aggrandizing book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and last year’s Wall Street Journal article, “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior.” Now, it seems, the “Western…

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Q&A with Po Bronson, author of Nurture Shock

Po Bronson has a message for parents: Drop your assumptions about test scores, about lying, about siblings vs. onlies, tiger moms vs. ostrich dads. Since 2009 when it was published, Nurture Shock: New Thinking About Children has garnered steady attention…

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Are Chinese Moms Really Superior?

Since an excerpt from Amy Chua’s new book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” appeared in the Wall Street Journal on Jan. 8, there has been a flurry of vehement discussion online about Chua’s declaration that the “Chinese mother” approach…

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