You daydream about accepting the award for Mother of the Year. But the reality is that your role doesn’t always get the credit it deserves.
Find a sympathetic public at Everyday Parenting support groups. Moms/social workers Hannah Wiltshire and Ruth Wyatt run the casual sessions where you can freely discuss the joys and frustrations of child rearing. Workshops (for expectant, new, and seasoned parents alike) tackle everything from dealing with aggressive behavior to finding sleep solutions to getting into the right pre-K program.
For particularly sensitive issues, there’s one-on-one and family counseling.
Everyday Parenting (212-560-2340 or everydayparentingnyc.com).
Places and Spaces
What: The Whitney’s family tour guides kids (ages 4-5) through the museum galleries, where they can create their own drawings.
Why: Encourage oodles of doodles.
When: Sat., 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Ave., at 75th St. (212-570-3600). Register online at whitney.org.
Gustafer Yellowgold’s House of Kids
What: Enjoy a mix of pop tunes, animation, and more at the multimedia extravaganza.
Why: All hail 2010!
When: Sat., 10 a.m.
Where: The Fillmore, Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl., b/t 15th & 16th Sts. (212-777-6800). Tickets online at livenation.com.
Oui! Oui! Shorts from France
What: The event reels the best in mini films for petites.
Why: The Red Balloon, which follows the adventures of a wee Parisian named Pascal.
When: Sat., 10:30 a.m. (The Red Balloon) & 1:30 p.m.
Where: Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick St., at Laight St. Tickets online at tribecafilm.com or at the box office the day of the show.
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