February 2015 Table of Contents

The February 2015 issue of NYMetroParents magazines features our camp directory, to help you find the perfect summer camp experience for your child. You’ll also find fun ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your kids, the importance of sending children to camp, discipline mistakes parents make and how to fix them, and what may be causing your child’s constant boredom, and of course, tons of fun family activities for school break and beyond.

February 2015 NYMetroParents Cover 

By PhotoOp NYC

February 2015

Camp Issue


girl among gifts Whole Lotta Love
Fourteen fun ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your children.
siblings a love story In Pictures: Siblings: A Love Story
A New York City mother reflects on the bond her children share in a photo essay.
boy being punished Time Out!
Daniel J. Seigel, M.D., and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., authors of No Drama Discipline, share the 20 discipline mistakes even grate parents make, and how you can aviod them.

kids in sleeping bags

By PhotoOp NYC

Camp Directory
Our comprehensive guide features specialty, tradtional, and sleepaway camps, plus outings and services for campers, to help you plan the perfect summer for your kids.


chinese lunar new year Family Activities Calendar
Search our calendar to find family and children’s activities in the NYC area, from Long Island to Manhattan to Westchester and beyond. This month you’ll find Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, Presidents’ week activities, valentine-making craft sessions, kids’ shows, and much more.
enterprise at intrepid Family Outing: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
From the Growler, the only American guided missile submarine open to the public to the space shuttle Enterprise to the aircraft carrier itself, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan is sure to get your kids interested in aviation and ships.
brooklyn kids museum

Where-To Guide: Kid-Friendly Museums
Our guide includes museums in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens; Westchester, Rockland, and Orange counties; Long Island; and Fairfield County, CT.


child and dog The Best of the Rest of the Web
From the February 2015 issues of NYMetroParents comes a selection of funny and thoughtful quotes about teenage babysitters, paid paternity leave, oversharenting, and more.
summer campers NYMP Q&A: Say ‘Yes’ to Camp
Michael Thompson, Ph.D., author of Homesick and Happy: How Time Away from Parents Can Help a Child Grow, shares why summer camp is important to your child’s development, now more than ever.
father and son Special Needs: ‘The Talk’
Rita Eichenstein, Ph.D., shares tips for talking with your child about his diagnosis, and how he can become an active advocate in his care.
bored teens on couch Raising Our Kids: Lazy, Bored…No Way!
When a child constantly complains of boredom, there could be an underlying factor rather than just nothing to do. Susan Bartell, Psy.D., shares three triggers that may cause your child’s constant boredom.