A cutting-edge technique provides hope for myopic children and those who want freedom from corrective lenses.
Imagine waking up one day and your child’s myopia had stopped progressing. Though this may sound far-fetched, there’s a little-known, cutting-edge non-surgical process called orthokeratology (Ortho-K) that’s offering parents some hope in stopping the progression of myopia in their children and freeing those with poor vision from their dependence on corrective lenses.
Gabby Douglas joined forces with Post-it Brand to motivate students to set their goals for the upcoming school year.
“Believe in yourself. You can achieve anything you set your mind to.”
That’s the inspiring message Olympic Gold Medalist Gabrielle (Gabby) Douglas imparted to a room full of students eager to make their own impact on the world. The event was held at Publicolor where Douglas teamed up with Post-it Brand to inspire young people to achieve their dreams by setting goals—and crushing them—like she did.
Swap the city sidewalk for a walk on the wild side in one of NYC’s natural wonderlands.
Every once in a while it’s great for the family to escape the busyness of city life and connect with nature. Thankfully, the fam doesn’t have to travel to some far-flung place. That’s right, instead of schlepping upstate for some fresh air and outdoor fun, swap your shoes for some hiking boots and enjoy a family hike in one of NYC’s iconic parks that’s sure to create Instagram-worthy family memories. What’s more, it’s an activity you can do almost all year round.
Mini ninjas can live out their dreams at this fun, kid-friendly obstacle course inspired by the hit TV show “American Ninja Warrior” and parkour.
For urban families who love to watch “American Ninja Warrior,” it can be very challenging (and unsafe) to recreate the wildly popular TV show at home. Thankfully, Chelsea Piers recently debuted the perfect activity, the Ninja & Parkour camp, to satisfy your kids’ inner ninja. That means instead of rearranging the living room furniture, you can now take your weekend warriors to Chelsea Piers to live out their American Ninja dreams in a kid-safe environment.
Cornell University’s forward-thinking program educates and connects students, alumni, and business leaders from family-owned enterprises. Globally, family-owned businesses (the family either has control or influence over the direction of the business) make up almost 90% of all businesses. They include a broad range of businesses from the more familiar mom and pop stores at the smaller end of the spectrum to some of the … Read More The Smith Family Business Initiative
Parents learn tips on how to teach their children to surf from a pro at Locals Surf School.
When most people think of a surfer’s paradise, Hawaii and California come to mind, not New York City. Nonetheless, aspiring surfers and fearless kids who love water sports can learn how to surf in their own backyard.
Kids can quench their thirst for adventure by conquering a one mile obstacle course mud run.
Everyone has heard about Tough Mudder, the muddy obstacle course for adults that tests your mental fortitude, stamina, and physical prowess. But did you know there’s one for kids?
From nautical-themed playgrounds to those engaging kids physically and mentally, these playgrounds are worth the schlep and will provide nonstop fun for the whole family.
There are tons of playgrounds to choose from in NYC, and if you’re like most New Yorkers, you have your favorite one. You know the best time to go, the other parents and kids, and even have your go-to coffee shop and family lunch spot in the area. But like anything else, that can get a little old. So, how about breaking from the norm this year and exploring a new playground?
A tennis pro at Advantage QuickStart offers some tips on how children can master the serve.
With the sun peeking through the clouds and April underway, for tennis fans living in New York City that could only mean one thing: It’s time to get ready for the outdoor tennis season! As any casual tennis fan knows, the serve is the most important stroke in tennis.
Learn from a pro at the Golf Club at Chelsea Piers how children can improve their golf swing so the ball lands on the greens.
If you have ever picked up a club, you know that in order to become a great golfer, it’s all about the technique. Inspired by the Masters, we reached out to the renowned Golf Club at Chelsea Piers to learn how junior golfers can improve their swing so the ball lands on the fairway and not in the bunker.