raising kids editor’s note
Your Year-Round, Go-To Resource
ediatricians, schools, summer camps, tutors and test prep, orthodontists and dentists, and after-school classes and academic enrichment programs and sports and, and, and… It seems as though the list of resources we need to ensure our children are happy, healthy, and on the path to success goes on and on. Let’s not forget how much time you spend finding the perfect class, doctor, camp, or school for your child. We get it. Making choices for your children can be daunting: Is this the best class for my son? Will my daughter thrive at this camp? Will this school offer the right support for him? Does this doctor listen to my concerns? The solution to help you make the best decisions for your family is at your fingertips— literally! The Queens Parent Annual Resource Guide is full of the schools, camps, afterschool classes, health care providers, special needs services, and everything in between that you’re looking for year-round. What’s more, you’ll also find checklists and listicles full of tips to make life easier. Learn what to put in your go-bag if you’re having a baby soon (p. 12), what to send your child to camp with (p. 38), and what to do after your child’s diagnosed with special needs (p. 25). Other helpful advice includes time management tips for kids (p. 44), questions to ask during a parent-teacher conference (p. 41), what to ask on a college tour (p.42), and easy ways to remove common stains from clothing (p. 46). Let’s not forget about the most important decisions, though: how to spend time together as a family. Enter the Seasonal Fun Guide (p. 14), full of the top 20 things to do in Queens each season. Here’s to a relaxing summer full of fun camp days for your kids and spending time together as a family!
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JULY 2019 • Vol.24 • No.11
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