The PSP Gift Guide: 3s, 4s, and 5s

The ultimate gift guide for the 3s, 4s, and 5s in your life has arrived! From art supplies to costumes to puzzles and beyond, Park Slope Parents members have suggestions for kids of all genders, interests, and attention spans.

Read on for the recommendations—and if you’re not already a member of PSP,join our community today to connect with families raising young ones the same age as yours.

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Strengthening Relationships

Parenting puts a lot of pressure on a relationship, even a good one. With this in mind, here’s a short list of things to do to strengthen relationships.  The first year of a new baby's life is one of the hardest for new parents. Add a second kid complicates things. Making time as a couple is KEY to being a good partnership in parenting. 

Inside PSP's Parenting Advice & Tips

Tips from Park Slope Parents


Help in getting to sleep and keeping your sanity!


A list of nursing supplies, breastfeeding support groups and more.

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Gender and Sexuality Resources

Below, you’ll find resources to help you support LGBTQI+ kids, educate yourself on gender and sexuality, and help your young ones discover the wide range of identities that may describe them.

Not yet a member of Park Slope Parents?Join us today to get access to a community of families who can offer advice and support on all aspects of raising children in Brooklyn. Once you become a member, headhere to join the LGBTQ+ group!

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Overcoming Problematic Language

A PSP member shares awesome advice for dealing with generational and cultural differences of language and gender in tactful and inclusive ways.


I Am A Girl, Hear Me Roar

Pink, girls, dolls, bows.  Blue, boys, trucks, dinosoars.  Gendered stereotypes are all around us.  How do you break these gendered characteristics?


A 4-year-old's idea of beautiful

What happens when your own child never feels beautiful and obsessively seeks approval for perfection?


Private Parts

Talking with kids about private parts.

Equal Parenting: Better Partners make Better Parents (and more well-rounded kids!)

Equal Parenting: Better Partners make Better Parents (and more well-rounded kids!)

 Park Slope Parents hosted an “Equal Parenting” talk in April 2023 and invited Kat Mangino, author of Equal Partners: Improving Gender Equality at Home, along with two PSP families who feel like they have an equal partnership to discuss the ins and outs of sharing responsibilities.

 Read the key takeaways below—and to connect with a community who will support your


Nudity in Front of Your Children

Every so often, the topic of parents' nudity in front of children comes on the PSP groups. Here is a culmination and summary of what parents share.

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Driving Alone With Baby

Are you nervous to drive alone with a baby? 

As one young parent shares:  "Starting soon I'm going to be taking several short road trips alone with my child. Before having kids, I found myself in a few accidents that were my fault--never have been hurt but did some damage to the car. I haven't been driving in the city (where I find drivers far crazier than in other cities) in several years and not since having my child. I'm nervous about driving

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Raising 3 Kids in Brooklyn

One parent asks PSP what it is like to raise a large family in Brooklyn.

Dad’s Job

A local Dad discusses his personal relationship with his father to understand the pressures of being a parent.

Why Do Parents Blog?

Considering being a "Mommy Blogger" or just want to learn more? This article discusses how PSP's (former) blog editor first started blogging!

"Real Parents" of NYC - NOT.

An interview with Lenore Skenazy of "Free Range Kids" fame - about one mom who broke all the parenting rules.

The Dad Amount

Local Dad examines at his parenting techniques through the lens of his international friends.

Rabbits and Horses and Bears

One local dad shares his story on the little gestures we as parents do that turn into a unique family habit.

Parenting Icons - Why I Love Lois

One mom talks about TV's iconic moms - especially her love of the mother from the TV show, Malcolm in the Middle

The Best Place to Raise Kids?

One parent shares her personal experience of being a Mom in Brooklyn.

Exile on Dad Street

What Keith Richards can teach us about being parents.

Sharing MegaMind - Equally

What one parent learned about being a Mom from the movie MegaMind

The E Word: Evaluation

Evaluating evaluation: how one parent interprets evaluation.

Ice on a Hot Stove

An article about what one local dad learned from popular and literary culture - from Homer Simpson to Atticus Finch

Reflections of a Flex Dad

One local dad talks about what being a father means to him.

Simple Pleasures

An article about the simple pleasures local Park Slope Parents allow for themselves.

Monkey Mama

An opinion, personal story about being a parent in the neighborhood - using monkey's as an allegory.

Being Here Now

one Dad discusses the small victories of being a Parent.

The Magic of Special Time

The importance of making time just for your kids.