Archive for the 'education' Category

navigating the nyc nursery school system

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

If the title of this post raised your blood pressure even a little bit, then it’s probably a good idea to head to apple seeds in Chelsea on Thursday night to attend a nursery school seminar being offered by New York Family Magazine.  An expert panel of neighborhood nursery school administrators will be available to provide an overview of the admissions process and answer all questions.

Seats are limited and dwindling.  Register now at

mr yuk – poison prevention

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008



I have no idea what prompted me to do a search for Mr Yuk earlier today, but I’m so glad I did. In so doing, I reached way back into my childhood and connected with an icon that was plastered around our house (on the phone and toilet seat for starters). Created in 1971 (by the Pittsburg Poisen Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburg), and selected for being the most “loathed” by children in testing, Mr Yuk continues to be the face of danger some 37 years later!!

Mr. Yuk now bears the national, toll-free number to call in a poisoning emergency, 1-800-222-1222. Dialing the number routes the caller to the nearest poison control center anywhere in the United States.

To request a free sheet of Mr. Yuk stickers, send a self-addressed stamped business size envelope to:

Mr. Yuk
Pittsburgh Poison Center
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
3705 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2583

discipline and self-control

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

After parents tackle the issue of sleep deprivation with their infant, we often hear from parents about feeding.  Next comes discipline.  I received an article today from the NYU Child Study Center titled, “About Discipline – Helping Children Develop Self-Control” that I think succinctly and accurately outlines the goals of discipline and the different approaches depending on the age of your child and the issue at hand.

because you want the best education for your child

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008


You have wooden toys. You’ve gone green with cleaning products. You walk to your destination as often as possible. Now here you are thinking about schools for your child, wishing to continue to offer them the best, but where do you even begin? A friend sent me this link recently and as I contemplate changing neighborhoods I have found this to be a valuable reference. Great Schools offers ranking, parent feedback and information for public, private and charter schools nationwide at the elementary, middle and high school levels.