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Play Is Serious Business at New York's Ultimate Block Party

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Get your play on! Ultimate Block Party attracts 30,000 to New York's Central Park.

Opinion: 'Imagination Playground' Lives Up to Its Name

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Meet the Newest Addition to ParentDish!

Seriously, how cute is this baby? And the parents are pretty adorable as well! Credit: Stacey DeLorenzo We're thrilled to show off the newest member of the ParentDish family, photo editor Damon's 19-day-old son Sebastian. Damon and his wife, Es...

Prom Turns Into Booze Cruise for Chaperones

A luxury prom aboard a yacht turned into a drunken bash for teachers from a Brooklyn, N.Y., high school, and one chaperone was bounced from the classroom after allegedly making out with a student. A group of students from International High Sch...

Sesame Street Gets A New York City Address

How do you get to Sesame Street? Walk down a stretch of Columbus Avenue at 64th Street in New York City, which has temporarily been named "123 Sesame Street" in honor of the show's 40th anniversary, NBC New York reports. View more news videos ...

New School for Gifted-Only Students Opens, Tuition Tops $28K

A group of high-powered New York mothers banded together to create a new school for gifted students at a time when seats for academically-advanced kids are few and far between in the city's public schools. The Speyer Legacy School opened this fall...

SpongeBob Debuts at Madame Tussauds

In honor of his 10th Anniversary, SpongeBob SquarePants will be immortalized at the famed Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in New York City, becoming the first cartoon character to receive a statue made entirely out of wax.
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Parents Sue Makers of Baby Gender Predicting Kit

Parents are eager to know the gender of their unborn baby. Photo: doriana_s/sxc.hu Gone are the days of yellow nurseries and gender-neutral onesies. Few of today's parents wait for birth to find out the gender of their baby, and some parents ...

Controversial Anti-Smoking Ad Targets Parents

Health officials in New York City want parents to quit smoking, so they're trying something novel: Terrorizing small children. In a new television ad, a 3-year-old boy walks with his mother in a busy train station. Suddenly, she disappears. The boy's...

Poor Parents Get Cash for Library Cards, Medical Check-ups

A New York City program that pays parents for getting their kids a library card, taking them to school or to a medical check-up has paid out more than $7.6 billion so far. The program has been in place since September 2007, and is completely funde...

Reborn Dolls - Just Like Having a Real Baby?

Remember in high school sex ed class when you had to take care of an egg? The experience was supposed to give you a little taste of what parenthood was like, as you tried to keep the egg from getting lost or broken. Now that I'm a parent I can say th...

Naomi Watts and Leiv Schreiber Welcome Baby #2

Looks like Christmas (or whatever holiday they choose to celebrate) is coming early this year! Proud parents Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts welcomed their second child into the world this past Saturday. According to reports, both the baby -- a boy --...

In Defense of the Fake Christmas Tree

Growing up, if you'd ever asked me if I'd have a fake Christmas tree, I'd have laughed in your face. The fake trees I encountered as a child were tacky, cheap and, frankly, highly flammable. In fact, my grandparents had an artificial tree that nearl...

I'm Thankful for My Children - But Not the Way You Might Think

Thanksgiving is such an odd holiday. It is the only time of year when we're generally asked to pause and take stock of what matters to us most. Generally, what matters most is family, friends, a roof over our heads and food to eat. This year we're t...

Taking the Kids to see Santa

Will you be taking the kids to see Santa Claus this year? I know I will. My son will be about twenty months old this Christmas, which I think is about the right time to start in on an ages-old tradition. That tradition includes a lot of magic, myste...

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