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Why You Should Encourage Your Kid to Take up New Hobbies

Why You Should Encourage Your Kid to Take up New Hobbies
Not that long ago, it was pretty common for kids to have some type of hobby. From collecting stamps and baseball cards to building model cars and sewing outfits for their dolls, children stayed pretty busy and happy with their chosen interests. Although today’s kiddos might seem more interested in making their iPad or video game console their hobby, parents may want to encourage their children to take up hobbies that don’t involve plugging any.... read more

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August 21-27: Weekend's Events and What To Do!

HIGHLIGHTS:  WEEK OF AUGUST 21 - 27 THIS WEEK Outdoor Concert at New Jersey Botanical Gardens Friday, August 22, Rave On! Classics from the legends of early rock 'n roll--great tunes, great memories! Bring a lawn chair. 6:30pm. Ringwood.  LinkRun Now for Autism Speaks, Wildwood 5K Saturday, August 23,  07:00 AM - 12:00 PM Autism Speaks is hosting their 2nd Annual Run Now for Autism Speaks 5K... Wildwood.  LinkLiberty Village.... read more

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Back to School

Back to School
Depending on where you live, school either has already started, or will start very soon. What about the 160,000 children who will stay home from school on any given day because they are afraid of being bullied? How aware are we as parents of what is really going on in our children’s lives? I’ve heard the comments about the “helicopter” style of parenting and wonder if maybe they have the right idea. Perhaps they go too far in being involved in .... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: The Hundred-Foot Journey

Hundred Foot Journey
  SYNOPSIS: After tragedy hits their restaurant in Mumbai, the Kadam family journeys to France and opens a restaurant next to Madame Mallory’s celebrated French restaurant. A culture clash quickly ensues. Reel Rating: 4 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, some violence, language and brief sensuality Released in Theaters: Aug. 7, 2014 Genre: Drama, Based on a Book Runtime: 122 minutes Directe.... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: Into the Storm

Into the Storm
SYNOPSIS: Storm trackers, thrill-seekers, and just regular folks document an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes touching down in the town of Silverton, Oklahoma. Reel Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense destruction and peril, and language, including some sexual references Released in Theaters: Aug. 7, 2014 Genre: Drama, Action/Adventure Runtime: 89 minutes Directed by: Steve .... read more

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Know Your Child's Options for a Post-High School Education

Know Your Child's Options for a Post-High School Education
Not all students are created equal. Luckily, the options for post-high school education are just as diverse as the upcoming batch of high school graduates. But with so many options, how do you help your future grad select the best path toward success? Post-secondary options exist for every type of student and career aspiration, so work with your child to assess his or her skills, interests and abilities. Set your student up for success by under.... read more

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Bringing Up Your Child in a Digital World

Bringing Up Your Child in a Digital World
Digital technology is all around us. Unless you are going to commit to an Amish lifestyle, it is probably best to accept this and develop strategies to teach your child the proper use of electronics and the Internet. Many children in America use computers and tablets in school, Internet-enabled video games at home, and smartphones everywhere else. The benefits and responsibility of using tech is dependent on the age and maturity of your child. .... read more

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August 14-20: Weekend's Events and What To Do!

Statue Cruises
HIGHLIGHTS:  WEEK OF AUGUST 14 - 20 THIS WEEKEND Truck"erton Food Truck & Brew Fest Saturday, August 16, 11:00 AM - 07:00 PM the Seaport will host a dozen gourmet food trucks from all over the region.    Live music all day to keep you dancing and working up a healthy appetite.  ... Tuckerton.  LinkKid's Rock Weekend - Hub City Sounds Summer Series Saturday, August 16, 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM You and your kids w.... read more

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New Program Brings the Arts to Jersey City’s York Street Project

Visual Art Center of New Jersey
Summit, NJ: This fall, The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will begin a new arts education program in collaboration with York Street Project. York Street Project is currently celebrating 25 years of breaking the cycle of poverty by simultaneously providing housing, education, and childhood development with counseling and life-skills training to more than 300 economically-disadvantaged women and children each year. “These women are thirsty for.... read more

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Toys that are More Than Just Fun & Games

Lego Batman
Back to School Time: Toys to Get your Kids Excited for Learning Back to School time is here (believe it or not) and it can be hard to transition from all that summer fun to the full days of school.  As you shop for supplies, here are a few toy suggestions worth adding to your cart that will get your kids excited for learning. Give your preschooler hours of entertainment with the LEGO DUPLO Deluxe Box of Fun. This set makes the perfect intr.... read more

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