In the Magazine: September 2016

Check out our September 2016 issue, which includes the winners and finalists of our 2016 Cover Contest, everything you need to know about your kid taking a gap year, tips on how to get kids to eat while socializing in the school cafeteria, whether or not you should let your child play contact sports, and one moms take on medical marijuana in New York. It also includes a DIY sail boat, a guide to where to pick your own apples, and a look at the New York City Fire Museum.

Feature Articles

Cover Contest Winners and Finalists

Meet the winner and finalists of our 2016 Kids Cover Contest.

Gap Year: How Teens Are Spending Time Between High School and College

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Many high school graduates are opting to take a year “off” before starting college. But far from doing nothing, they are participating in programs and gaining experiences that set them up for success.

How Kids Can Socialize & Eat Lunch at School

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Some children forgo eating at lunchtime to be social. Here’s how to get your kids to eat a healthy lunch while chatting with their friends.

Should Your Kid Play Contact Sports?

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As our understanding of concussions grows, new policies are being put into place to keep young athletes safe. But some still wonder whether certain sports can ever be considered safe for kids.

Medical Marijuana & Children: Risks & Benefits

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What it’s like to provide your child with medical marijuana in New York.

Fun and Activities

DIY Sail Boat for Imaginary Play

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Amanda Kingloff shares how to make a sail boat out of a laundry basket to promote your child’s imaginary play.

The New York City Fire Museum: Family Outing


The New York City Fire Museum is the official museum of the FDNY and has everything you need to learn about the evolution of firefighting.

Family Activities Calendar

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

Where to Guide: Pick Your Own Apples




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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.

Interview with Walker Lamond

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Walker Lamond’s first book, Rules for My Unborn Son was based on his blog of a similar name. He recently released a follow-up, Rules for My Newborn Daughter, in which he shares hilarious “pearls of wisdom” such as, “Don’t pawn your grandmother’s jewelry” and “Practice safe selfies.”

Voices: Learning to Let My Daughter Go

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How this mother learned to let go of her middle school daughter, a little bit at a time.

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