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Mother killed newborn by dropping her out apartment window; Pleads guilty

The woman who was arrested for killing her newborn infant by dropping from a seventh-floor University Heights apartment window pleaded guilty to 10 years in prison. Jennifer Berry, 35, of the 100 block of Gailmore Drive, Yonkers, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, Bronx District Attorney...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 5:49pm

What are NYC’s best neighborhoods for parents?

Living in New York, arguably the greatest city in the world, can be as difficult as it is amazing, but add a kid (or two or more), and it can be even more daunting. But fear not, there are neighborhoods that are not only family-friendly and parent-friendly, but also wallet-friendly, for New York,...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:46pm

Ethical NYC teaches morals in the age of Trump

When Dr. Felix Adler founded the New York Society for Ethical Culture in 1876, one of his cornerstones was to provide a moral education for children. He likely had no idea how important such lessons would be 140 years into the future as Ethical NYC, as the society is also known, embarks on a new...

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 5:02am

Suicide rates for teen girls have doubled and experts aren't sure why

Suicide rates for teen girls in the United States have doubled, according to a report, which is part of a troubling trend as suicides overall continue to increase. In 2015, the last year recorded in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, suicides for adolescents ages 15 to 19...

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 4:33pm

‘Lactation pods’ give city moms comfortable space to breastfeed

“Breast is best” when it comes to feeding babies, but many moms who breastfeed are often subjected to dirty looks, disdain and outright outrage when hunger strikes in public. While many moms, like Devon Stewart of Harlem, proudly nurse anywhere, some are not comfortable breastfeeding...

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 5:00am

Designer babies are a very real thing. When should we start freaking out?

We might not be using jet packs to get everywhere or watching our robot Rosie pick up after our dog Astro, but the future is now and the future means designer babies. For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited human embryo DNA to correct a genetic mutation for hypertrophic...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 5:02am

How to talk to your transgender kid about Trump

Despite campaign trail promises to fight for LGBTQ individuals, President Trump’s actions toward the community, especially transgenders, have been quite the opposite. First, Trump removed Obama-era bathroom protections for transgender students in February. Last week, he announced via Twitter...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 10:35am

When postpartum sadness isn't depression, but something even worse

Iowa mom Molly Roth was excited to give birth to her long-awaited second child — a girl she named Gracelyn — in January 2017. Her happiness quickly gave way to a deep depression that her doctors initially blamed on the "baby blues" and, eventually, postpartum depression. The...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 1:43pm

Sasha and Malia Obama through the years

During President Barack Obama’s presidency we have collectively watched him and First Lady Michelle Obama raise two young daughters.   Americans first laid eyes on the girls, Sasha and Malia, during the early days of Obama’s campaign trail in 2007. And now,...

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 1:45pm

Televisiting maintains family connections during incarceration

The sounds of a pizza party, complete with cheerful children and laughter, spilled out into the hallway. The revelry was akin to an everyday family gathering — except some guests were attending remotely from a local prison. The gathering was part of the New York Society for Ethical Culture...

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 5:02am

Kids of Nourish Baby customers likely eat better than you do

Like providing a healthy, seasonal and locally sourced meal to their kids day after day, picky eaters are the bane of nearly every parents’ existence, but one New Yorker is looking to the past to stop the struggle. “Think about what your grandmother ate, we’ve got to go back to...

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 5:06am

Cyberbullying tackled by new student film, town hall initiative

In the New York City metro area, nearly 50 percent of teens said they have been the target of cyberbullying while eight in 10 teens know someone who has been a victim of a cyberbully, according to city data. City officials and their partners announced a joint initiative on Thursday to remind...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 9:32am

Building the 'perfect' GMO baby

Many people shun GMOs – food that has been genetically modified – but what about GMO babies? A recent survey asked 500 American and 500 European parents or those who planned to be parents some day if they would genetically alter their offspring and how much money they would pay for the...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 5:02am

This genius new tool wants to keep kids safe on hot summer days

In case you’ve been living in a state-of-the-art air-conditioned cube of joy, you’ve probably noticed it’s been getting really freaking hot lately. And among other concerns like heat stroke and dehydration, excessive summer sun brings serious parental concerns over children...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 5:45pm

Where teens could be hiding their drugs, according to the DEA

Let us preface this by saying that drug addiction is no laughing matter, especially for the youth of America and especially as many states are battling an opioid epidemic. But what is kind of laughable is a recent post on GetSmartAboutDrugs.gov in which the Drug Enforcement Administration gave...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 4:48pm

Does breastfeeding actually make for smarter kids? Here's what science has to say

Breastfeeding is a topic often debated regarding its health benefits for babies and whether it should be done in public, but one recent study may have just debunked claims that a breastfed child may turn out smarter than a bottle-fed one. Due to the nutrients found in breast milk, it has long been...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 4:47pm

Mom's viral story of stranger danger at Ikea is scary, but do child abductions happen in stores?

A trip to Ikea nearly turned into a scene from "Taken" forDiandra Toyos.The Southern California woman had her three children in tow and was with her mother as they hunted for a new couch. As the family tested out models, Toyoscouldn't shake the feeling that something just wasn't right.After a few...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 9:32pm

Threesome participants given groundbreaking ‘tri-custody’ of 10-year-old boy: Judge

It sounds a bit like a soap opera storyline.A couple from Bay Shore, Long Island, had live-in ménage à trois with a former neighbor for several years, and they all agree to have a baby together.After the two women in the relationship, Dawn Marano and Audria Garcia, decided to move out on their own...

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 12:24pm

Scottish brewery gives dog parents their day with paw-ternity leave

With a name like BrewDog, it should be clear that there is one pet the Scottish brewery holds in high regard.Not only are employees of the beer makerencouraged to bring their dogs to work any time they want, the company is now offering one week of paid Puppy Paternal Leave.Yes, you read that...

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 10:30am

The best gifts from Toyland: Santa steps up her game

1. Cute and comfy pajamas are the best.Skylar Luna jams are made from Turkish organic cotton. $39, skylarluna.com2. The most advanced wooden toy you’ve ever seen.Primo Toys’ “Cubetto” teaches your wee ones to code before they can even read. $225, primotoys.com3. That’s one cool bird.Flavia Flamingo...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 10:28pm