About Gail Belsky

Gail Belsky is an editorial consultant and writer, and an adjunct professor of journalism. A 12-year veteran of women’s publications, she was a senior editor at Parents magazine and an executive editor at both Working Mother magazine and Time Inc.’s custom publishing division, where she created and edited two women’s service magazines for Target stores. Belsky worked on the launch of Time Inc.’s All You magazine and was an editorial consultant at Meredith Corp., where she created four custom publications for American Baby magazine. Most recently, she wrote a book for women, entitled The List: 100 Ways to Shake Up Your Life (Seal Press 2008).

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Articles by Gail

6 Summer Illnesses You Need to Know: How to Spot & Treat Them

6 Summer Illnesses You Need to Know: How to Spot & Treat Them

Last updated on November 3rd, 2018 at 05:06 pmYou may not think of summer as a major season for sickness, but there are a number of illnesses that occur only in the warm months — and most often in kids. These viruses and bacteria live and breed where kids like to hang out: in lakes, pools and wooded areas. The main culprits are enteroviruses (which are transmitted through the digestive tract)... 

Help Your Kids Beat Summer Camp Homesickness

Help Your Kids Beat Summer Camp Homesickness

Last updated on August 19th, 2015 at 11:31 pmLeaving home, even for a short while, can create a lot of anxiety for kids — not to mention their parents. But you can reduce your child’s fears by sending her off with two essential items: a sense of independence and a vote of confidence. “Kids need opportunities to take care of themselves, and parents have gotten a lot worse at that over the... 

How to Relax the Rules for a Fun but Sane Summer

How to Relax the Rules for a Fun but Sane Summer

Last updated on May 17th, 2012 at 10:49 pmRules are made to be broken, but when it comes to summertime, many parents wonder: Which ones to break? You don’t want your home life to become a free-for-all for three months, but you also don’t want to create a police state that takes the “break” right out of summer break. So where do you redraw the lines? “Rules are always based on need. You should... 

Keep Your Kids Safe in Sports

Keep Your Kids Safe in Sports

Last updated on August 30th, 2015 at 06:48 pmOf the more than 38 million American kids who play sports, less than 10 percent get seriously injured during practice or a game. But that figure is steadily rising as more kids compete year-round in numerous sports activities. Growing bones can’t handle the physical demands of so much training and playing. And if damage to bones, muscles and tendons doesn’t... 

Homemade Cold Remedies to Soothe Your Family

Homemade Cold Remedies to Soothe Your Family

Last updated on August 29th, 2015 at 09:09 pmNothing cures the common cold, so the best you can do is relieve the cough, sore throat and stuffy nose that come with it. But you don’t need to buy over-the-counter products — and shouldn’t in the case of children, who may have serious, even life-threatening reactions. The jury is still out on zinc and Vitamin C, but many of the homemade cold remedies... 

Is Competition Hurting Your Kids?

Is Competition Hurting Your Kids?

Last updated on March 3rd, 2018 at 11:19 amKids face more competition than ever, and that’s not always a bad thing. Competing at something they’re passionate about helps build self-esteem, motivation and persistence. The problems come when the only thing they’re passionate about is winning. Overly competitive kids often lose their love of the activity, even if they were passionate about it to...