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  • When my best friend’s son was about two years old, he walked over to his great-grandmother’s caretaker and gently touched her skin. “Why is your skin so dark?” asked the young boy, who is Caucasian. “

  • It’s hard to believe that we’re not only starting a brand new year, but a whole new decade! As you welcome in 2020, take the opportunity to put into place some of these resolutions to help both you an

  • Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, don’t forget to focus on the traditions that bring joy and comfort to you, your children and other family members. There are several ways in which c

  • Are you anxious about hosting the perfect holiday dinner? Do you worry that your kids will be disappointed that they didn’t get the newest iPhone? Tell the truth: Is all of the pressure to be jolly ma

  • With the holiday season upon us, chances are you’re spending a lot of time shopping for toys for the children in your life.  “Toys offer wonderful opportunities for children to learn and explore

  • Are you concerned about what can happen when your teen gets behind the wheel or is a passenger of a teen driver? You have good reason. Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of teens.  A

  • Do you think today’s kids are ungrateful? Entitled? Spoiled? Well, in reality, that’s a complaint that adults have had since time immemorial. Young people today are probably no more or less grateful t

  • Kids are under pressure more than ever—and at an earlier age—to get into the right school, get good grades and take part in a whole host of extracurricular activities. While none of this is bad in and

  • By Jenna Kern-Rugile, Director of Communications, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center My daughter Maya is now 19, but the questions and puzzled looks still arise at times. When I recently t

  • North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center promises to work with children and their families from birth to age 24. Does that mean babies get therapy? Well, not in the traditional model of sitting

  • October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month! Although the month is almost at an end, adopting a dog—or cat or other pet, for that matter—is a great thing to do any time of year. You’re not only saving the li

  • Halloween is just around the corner, and kids of all ages are gearing up for the festivities. Before your children go trick or treating, here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP

  • It seems like new (and often-times conflicting) information comes out each day about what’s healthy to eat and what’s best to limit or avoid.  In the last several years, one theme has been pretty

  • Wondering how to establish and maintain healthy sleep habits for your baby or older child? Here are a few tips from Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant Corey Wilbur, M.S., founder of Let There Be Sle

  • During the early months of each year, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center conducts an informal study in an attempt to understand who is calling us for help and what needs they’re calling us

  • By Nicole Nagy I was a prisoner inside my own body. Like many people, I struggle with anxiety and depression, which started when I was a teenager. Somehow I had the will power to document my journey f

  • At North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center, we not only provide counseling, but we also offer some very innovative programs targeted at specific needs and sectors of our local communities. One

  • Recent headlines have revealed an alarming rash of suicides among police officers and veterans. But adults are not the only ones at risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C

  • Do your kids tell you that vaping is safe? They couldn’t be more wrong. Not only is it dangerous, it turns out it is potentially deadly. The New York Times reported the following on August 23, 2019: “

  • By guest blogger Sydney Spilko With the support of same sex marriage becoming more and more popular in the United States, more confusion about these topics may hinder acceptance. If you’re the parent

  • By guest blogger Sydney Spilko “Non-Binary.” “Transgender.” “Gender non-conforming.”  If you’re a parent, and you’ve heard these terms before, you may be confused about what they mean. As a large

  • Feeling sluggish? Kids stuck to their phone or tablet? The first week in August is National Exercise with your Child Week, so it’s a great time to get moving and get healthy! When you have young child

  • Summer is in full swing, and Long Island is packed with activities for you and your family. If your children aren’t in camp or daycare, it might be stressful trying to figure out what to do on hot sum

  • The summer season is upon us, with BBQs, beaches and fun events of all kinds in full swing. Whether your children are spending time in the water, playing sports, or on the playground, their wellbeing

  • ADHD has become a popular topic over the past decade. With new treatments and wider availability of mental health services, ADHD diagnoses have been on the rise, so it’s important to know the facts su