New York Family: Parenting Tips of the Week

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*St. Patrick's Day is a holiday for which you don't need to be Irish to celebrate! See how much fun your brood can have at the Brooklyn Children's Museum with leprechauns, traditions, food and arts and crafts, or take in NYC's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. If you're looking for a kid-friendly and Irish-inspired meal, check out Mini Munchers-recommended restaurants for a St. Pat's family feast. And, perhaps best of all, here's a blog post from a local mom, reflecting on how celebrating is a good way to add countless smiles to her family's day.

*As the Go-To Mom, Kimberley Clayton Blaine has popularized "emotion coaching," which favors empathy and relationship-building to address classic childhood challenges like tantrums and going to sleep. Learn how you can better help your child manage their emotions and take advantage of some local guidance in our interview with Blaine: "Peaceful Parenting." Also, you have a chance to win Blaine's book as part of this special giveaway!

*Theatergoers, rejoice! Broadway is expected to score big with adults and kids alike this spring. Whether your child is athletic (check out Magic/Bird) or a fairytale fanatic (try Peter and the Starcatcher), here's a taste of what's about to hit the stage, plus tips on where to buy discount tix.

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