Best IDNYC Deals for Families
Feb09

Best IDNYC Deals for Families

IDNYC is a free municipal id by NYC, which also offers, among many other advantages, 33 FREE memberships to some of the greatest cultural institutions in the city. It’s an amazing offer. So amazing, that it can be somewhat overwhelming to look through all the benefits and figure out which ones could best benefit your family.  There are some great offers besides the memberships, such as discounts to the gym, supermarket,...

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Failure, a great gift to children.
Jan30

Failure, a great gift to children.

I have worked with hundreds of kids of all ages, mostly individually for about 20 years, and one amazing advantage of having gone through that before having your own child is that it gives you perspective. I always believed every parent was doing the best they knew how and that there was some innate wisdom to parenthood I had to respect, even if I disagreed with their methods. So I kept my mouth shut, followed their lead and watched.....

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Interactive Play Exhibit for Kids (Free)
Jan20

Interactive Play Exhibit for Kids (Free)

An amazing exhibit has just opened in NYC and will run through May 15th, 2015, The Wonder of Learning Exhibit (The Hundred Languages of Children) based on the work of the children and teachers of Reggio Emilia in Italy. The Reggio Emilia approach is an educational philosophy for preschool and primary education that has been hailed as some of the best in the world. The emphasis in on exploration, community and a supportive self guided...

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5 Easiest Ways to Remove a Splinter in a Child
Jan19

5 Easiest Ways to Remove a Splinter in a Child

We have been blessed with a child who, at 2 years old,  normally listens, who will reason with you when she wants to do something you said no to and who is pretty sturdy. She once kicked a bump on the floor, and said ouch, but moved on and kept on talking and walking, until I realized that her nail had broken backwards and there was blood all over the floor. Yeap, that kind of sturdy. So you can imagine what I expected when she got a...

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IDNYC offers 33 free memberships, but fails to handle the crowds ( and how to get an appointment)
Jan15

IDNYC offers 33 free memberships, but fails to handle the crowds ( and how to get an appointment)

I wrote yesterday about IDNYC because I think it is one of the best ideas any mayor could have come up with. It’s a great way to give those without much documentation ( homeless people, undocumented immigrants, teenagers), a legal id that would allow them to open bank accounts, use city services, file reports with the police and enter certain buildings requiring id. As a perk, so the id won’t be stigmatized, the city is...

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