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How to Find the Best Apps for a Child with Special Needs
Apps for Children with Special Needs, a thorough and easy-to-follow website, makes it easier to know which apps are worth your money—and your child’s attention. (Discounted iPads, too.) (read the story...)

How To Throw a Halloween 'Trick-or-Treat' Party for Kids and Adults
Does your family want to throw the best Halloween party in NYC? Check out the following fun tips on how to throw a successful Trick-or-Treat bash for kids and adults. (read the story...)

10 Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference
Your child's success in school depends largely on your involvement in his education. Follow these easy tips on how to communicate effectively with your child's teacher at your next parent-teacher conference. (read the story...)

How to Handle Your Child’s First Crush
When school begins, so do first crushes puppy love, and playground weddings. How should you cope when your child has an innocent infatuation? (read the story...)

How to Find Childcare for Your Child with Special Needs
The parent of a teen with special needs offers advice on how to find the best possible childcare help for your child with special needs—so you can take a break. (read the story...)

October Check-In: How to Assess Your Kids' Progress in School
Is your child enjoying this school year? It’s not too early to assess—and kick some problems to the curb before they become unmanageable. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Do I Get My Child Started in Acting or Modeling?
We spoke with John Predaina, director of the John Robert Powers modeling, acting, and etiquette school for kids on Long Island, to get his best advice for parents who want to get their child into acting, modeling, or show business. (read the story...)

4 Tips on How to Monitor What Your Kids Are Watching on TV
With Premiere Week beginning, your family might be planning a few nights of channel surfing and TV watching from the comforts of the living room couch. In addition to providing some quality family time, it also gives parents the opportunity to learn more about ways to monitor what their kids are watching on television when they aren't around. Read on for 4 tips to ensure your kids are watching age-appropriate content. (read the story...)

Toilet Training Guide for Children with Special Needs
Potty training can be trying for any family—but when your child has developmental delays, including autism, the process can seem almost impossible. Our expert comes to your rescue—with clear, step-by-step instructions on how to achieve success. (read the story...)

How to Potty Train a Child with Special Needs: Step-by-Step Instructions
When you have a child with special needs, toilet training can seem pretty impossible, but there is greater success with a more structured and systematic approach to toilet training. Get some help from expert step-by-step instructions. (read the story...)

3 Ways to Keep Your Baby Safe from Unseen Chemicals and Household Toxins
In honor of National Baby Safety Month, pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene shares three ways to keep your baby safe from common but unseen chemicals and household toxins. (read the story...)

Earthquake Coping Tips for Parents
The American Humane Association offers tips to help children deal with concerns that may arise following an earthquake. Experts remind parents and caregivers that even mild quakes can have a lasting impact. (read the story...)

Simple Ways to Help Kids Excel in Math and Science (Even If You Don't)
Remember when your kid's math homework was more addition and subtraction than graphing calculator functions and pre-calculus? With schools now placing a greater emphasis on learning science and math, it is easy for kids to get left behind the learning curve once simple science turns into chemistry and physics. Follow these simple tips to keep kids school savvy, even if trigonometry is not your first language. (read the story...)

How to Talk to Your Kids about 9/11
Your children may have some questions about what happened on September 11 and what it means in history. Read on for some suggestions from Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D., founding president of the Child Mind Institute, for discussing the 9/11's significance with your children and answering any questions they may have. (read the story...)

How to Help Your Children Build and Maintain Relationships With Their Grandparents
In honor of Grandparents Day, check out the following tips for helping your child to build and maintain relationships with their grandparents whether they live just around the corner or farther away. (read the story...)

Six Ways For Kids to Create Lasting Memories With Their Grandparents
Marriage and family therapist Sharon Nolfi lists six activities and ways for kids to stay in touch with their grandparents. (read the story...)

Dental Advice for Kids
Read on for expert dental advice to keep your kids smiling bright. Local dentists and orthodontists answer various questions from parents. (read the story...)

Teaching Your Kids to Live in the Moment
Summer fun doesn't have to end when the back-to-school ads come on TV. According to Dr. Susan Bartell, an NYC-area child psychologist, too much back-to-school planning in August can make kids feel rushed into the next season, even before the current one is over. Teach your kids to live in the moment with these helpful tips. (read the story...)

How to Make Easy & Healthy School Lunches for Your Kids: Tips & Recipes from Weelicious.com
Here are a few tips on how to give your kids healthy (and economical!) school lunches. Easy recipes included from Weelicious.com! (read the story...)

Advice For Moms: How To Maintain Your Friendships
Although it can be all too easy to identify only as "mom" after having a child, it's equally important to make time for the pre-pregancy you. Check out these helpful tips for sustaining a healthy social life with your single friends and fellow moms post-baby. (read the story...)

Tips To Turn Your Child Into A Better Reader
As back-to-school season approaches, learn tips and tricks to help your child become a better reader for the upcoming school year. (read the story...)

Volunteer with Your Kids in the Community this Year
Volunteering with your kids in the community brings a sense of pride and satisfaction. Helping others and getting involved in charities also presents a bonding experience for the whole family. Find out why you should and how you can donate time with your kids in a fun way this year (read the story...)

How to Manage Volunteer Work: Tech Help
With school back in session, your own “volunteer” obligations—school committees, carnivals, class trips, etc.—escalate. Get some tech help to manage it all. Blogger Jeana Lee Tahnk from CoolMomTech.com recommends a website and mobile app to manage it all. (read the story...)

How to Store and Freeze Baked Goods
Carla Kelly, vegan baker and author of "Quick and Easy Vegan Bake Sale," offers tips on the best way to store baked goods - including cakes, pies, muffins, cupcakes, and other desserts - so they keep fresh as long as possible. Kelly also gives advice on the proper way to freeze and reheat baked items. (read the story...)

7 Tips from an Occupational Therapist on Teaching Kids Basic Self-Care Skills
An occupational therapist shares some tricks of the trade for helping kids master age-appropriate self-care tasks like dressing themselves, using zippers and buttons, tying their own shoes, and using a knife and fork. (read the story...)


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