January 2010 Issue

Cover credit: Kicky Pants

Letter from the Editor

Music and the Mind
Using music to stimulate children's cognitive development.

Education Directory
Schools and resources that are class acts.

Features

A New Year, A New Parent
Five life-changing resolutions for parents.

Mother on the Verge of a Breakdown
The real truth about becoming a parent.

ABCs and Learning Difficulties
Preparing your special needs child for school.

Full Day or Half Day?
The preschool debate.

Dining Out
Tips to have a relaxing meal with the kids.

Should I Be Concerned?
Recognizing learning disabilities.

Your Community

Long Island
Beak Speak
Before you add another family member to your flock, learn about animal adoption.

Manhattan
A Class of Their Own
Building partnerships among students and business leaders.

New Jersey
The Gift of Healing
A nonprofit serves to better life through medical aid.

Westchester
So, You Knew That Already?
Advocating academics for your child with special needs.

Womom

About Face
Turning back the clock with skincare.

Feeling Good, Looking Good
How to look lean, grow your lashes and laugh with abandon.

Columns

Don't Miss
This month's events, contests and entertainment.

Travel
Destinations, games and tips for your family vacations.

Update
Books, goods and information for your clan.

Health
Insight and items for your family's healthcare needs.

Around Town
Find out the latest news on local schools and businesses.

In Season
Start off 2010 with great celebrations and activities.

Bonus

What's Happening
A comprehensive listing of your neighborhood's classes, performances and events.