New York Family Magazine
Editor's Note
What do you do when a child is behaving meanly, obnoxiously, and selfishly far too much? Of course, we all wrestle with this dilemma to varying degrees every day, so I want to share two points on this question--both of which came up on Saturday night, when my wife and I and another couple were kicking back at a Russian café on the boardwalk in Brighton Beach. (What else do parent-friends have to talk about during such rare moments of food, wine, and a gorgeous oceanside sunset?)...[More Here]

--Eric Messinger   
Parenting Tips

*Looking to light up your 4th of July? Bursts of red, white, and blue from the 36th Annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks show will be coloring the sky starting at 9:00pm tomorrow night. Check out our list of the best viewing areas, prime access locations, and other fireworks fun, including cruises!


*Sometimes, the best way to spend a weekend as a New Yorker is to get out of the city! Whether you're interested in enjoying the great outdoors, taking in some culture, or kicking back, there's a day trip that's perfect for you and your family. Here are our suggestions for fast, easy, and unique trips that will transport your clan in more ways than one. 

Contests & Giveaways

*The video game inspired by Disney/Pixar's Brave invites players to--you NJ Camp Fair Datesguessed it--bravely fight off enemies, break a magical curse, and save the kingdom. Five lucky winners will not only win the Wii version of the game but also a voucher for $8.00 off admission to the movie. For information on how to enter to win, click here


NJ Camp Fair Dates*Make a stylish splash this 4th of July with philanthropically fabulous fashion! And, in case you missed it, here are some adorable Independence Day-themed threads for kiddos.      

For more shopping finds from our Treats blog, click here.    

The Week   

*If you're watching the fireworks this 4th of July, this blog post is a must-read about the hot new app that'll tell you how to get the best view of the dazzling Hudson, alongside transit and weather info and the live musical score. 


*Crunchy granola bars NJ Camp Fair Datesand crumbly trail mixes are the perfect nutritious, satisfying on-the-go snack for summer. Check out these recipes for some crunchy, crumbly inspiration

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Best Of (The Rest Of) The Web 


*Join the debate: should summer vacations include children or not? (New York Times)

*Headed to NYU, right-wing child pundit Jonathan Krohn is older and wiser--and no longer conservative. (Salon)

For more of our favorite articles from the web this week, click here.

July 3-10, 2012

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