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Curiosity is linked to creativity, and both are important skills to have and to hone. However, there is a decline in both curiosity and creativity between the ages of five and eight, bottoming out in pre-adolescence. Parents can nurture these lost skills by reinforcing children's habits of curiosity. Our expert Diana Rosen shares some tips to inspire your child to be curious and creative.
Sharing a diagnosis with your child is one of the scariest things a special needs parent faces—and all sorts of questions arise. Where? When? How? Here’s how to get the conversation started, and remain positive in the process.
A professional photographer who has a son on the autism spectrum and specializes in photographing kids offers parents five tips on how to capture great photos of their own children.
A certified nutritionist who has worked with many picky eaters over the years offers parents 7 tips for getting kids to try new and different foods.
A registered dietician offers advice on how to help your child stick to a healthy diet during the holiday season when temptation abounds.
Colleen Carroll, a children's leadership expert and family consultant, offers advice on helping kids who are nervous about trying out for sports at school.
When your high school graduate left for college in August, they weren't the only one making a transition: parents face emotional and lifestyle adjustments, too. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital physicians offer expert tips for parents and children on topics including redecorating your child's room, credit cards, and keeping in touch.
As fall sports gear up, it’s a good idea for coaches to think about what their motivations are and how they’re impacting their athletes. Todd Patkin, author of "Finding Happiness: One Man's Quest to Beat Depression and Anxiety and--Finally--Let the Sunshine In" explains why positivity and caring will help everyone to have a winning season.
Louise Weadock, a registered child psychiatric nurse and founder of WeeZee World, explains why sensory play is important to children's development and offers tips on how you can create a dynamic learning environment at home.
Local pediatrician and obesity specialist Joanna Dolgoff, MD, explains how parents can set healthy limits on foods for their kids and when to seek help for your child's diet.
If your child isn't the athletic type, it's important to keep him moving by finding activities he enjoys. Here, local pediatrician Dr. Joanna Dolgoff offers tips on making physical activity more fun for kids who aren't natural athletes.
Many more school buses will be on the roads once students begin heading back to school in the fall. Drivers on the road should be aware of traffic rules regarding school buses to ensure the safety of children riding buses and the safety of their own lives.
How can you help your child with a psychiatric or learning disability deal with going back to school? Model confidence, create structure, and get to know the new teacher. Our expert offers six things to keep in mind as the academic year kicks into swing.
When Dr. Susan Bartell's daughter went shopping for a graduation dress with a school friend and purchased a dress for the occasion, it wouldn't have been one of Dr. Bartell's first choices for a graduation dress. She takes this life experience to teach her daughter an important lesson on becoming more independent.
Whether you're mentoring through an organization or on your own, you don't need to be extraordinary in any way. Here are five tips to help you be a good mentor.
When you were young and single, preparing lunch was easy: tuna on crackers, a slice of leftover pizza, SpaghettiOs (hey, it may not be gourmet, but it’s good). But once you become a parent, the word “lunch” takes on a new meaning. Make packing a school lunch easier on your conscience, your wallet, and your kids’ taste buds with easy tips from a registered dietician.
Use back-to-school shopping time as a learning experience for your kids. Experts from TD Bank offer tips on how to save big on back-to-school items while teaching your kids about budgeting and making smart buying decisions.
Learn about the common bugs and pests that enter your home and how to get rid of them. Plus, see what pests your kids encounter at school and how to prevent them from bringing the bugs home.
Parenting experts offer advice on dining out with kids, including tricks for teaching them good table manners and avoiding tantrums.
If your child could use a little help getting back into the school swing of things, there are a number of simple things you can do to make the transition easier. Eileen Huntington, co-founder of Huntington Learning Center, shares six tips to make September easier.
A social worker with two decades of experience working with stressed families and challenged children provides tips for parents on how to deal with their child’s demands and calm their frustrations in a constructive and successful way, without blowing up or giving in.
Wondering how best to budget for a new baby? These tips from a credit expert will help new parents cut costs and stick to smart purchases that are crucial to raising a healthy, happy baby.
Whether crossing state lines on a road trip across America or driving a couple hundred miles outside of your home for a day trip to discover the great outdoors, the hours spent in a car can be tolling, but here are travel tips to help you make the most of your family road trip.
Indoor craft activities are a fun way to get children's imagination running and it can help kids develop important skills, including hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Books "(Almost) Too Cute to Eat" and "Candy Creations" offer tips for parents on how to make decorating cupcakes and other sweets an entertaining craft for children.