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How to Safely Integrate Your Dog into a Growing Family

How to Safely Integrate Your Dog into a Growing Family

You have a dog, but now a baby is on the way. What should you do? Follow this advice to prepare your pet for the arrival of a newborn and train your canine to be safe around all kids.

Make No Sew Blankets for Animal Shelters

Make No Sew Blankets for Animal Shelters

The kids are on summer vacation, but it's raining outside. Making no sew blankets is a great activity to keep them occupied for a while. And when they're done, donate them to a local animal shelter.

5 Expert Tips to Cure Your Child's Pet Phobias

5 Expert Tips to Cure Your Child's Pet Phobias

Is your family looking to adopt a pet? Follow these easy steps from our expert ease your child's fears and turn them into pet lovers!

'The Avengers' Birthday Party for Kids

'The Avengers' Birthday Party for Kids

Comic book and movie superheroes The Avengers are kid favorites. Follow these tips to throw an Avengers-themed birthday party complete with awesome decorations, food, and favors.

How to Plan a Safe, Stress-Free, and Fun Family Vacation

How to Plan a Safe, Stress-Free, and Fun Family Vacation

Planning a family vacation? Whether you're plotting a weekend getaway or a longer trip with your kids, get experts tips to make your vacation safe, stress-free, and most of all, fun for everyone!

Q&A: Foster Parent 101

Q&A: Foster Parent 101

What do you need to know to become a foster parent? We talked with Nicole L. Mudd, a foster care home-finder for Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth on Long Island, about what it takes to be a foster parent, rights and responsibilities of the job, and other ways to help children in need.

Teach Your Kids to Connect with Those Who Are 'Different'

Teach Your Kids to Connect with Those Who Are 'Different'

In today's globalized world, it's more important than ever to raise kids who respect diversity and accept others who are different than them. Here are steps parents can take to make cross-cultural understanding second nature to their kids--and themselves.

5 Expert Tips to Prepare Your Kid for Summer Camp

5 Expert Tips to Prepare Your Kid for Summer Camp

Camp season is coming up -- what should you do to get your kids (and yourself!) ready for this big change? Read on for our experts' tips on making summer camp a success for everyone involved.

Achieve Dinner Party Success

Achieve Dinner Party Success

Planning a dinner party may be challenging and even more so when babysitters cancel, quickly turning the adults-only get together into one that now includes kids on the guest list. Here are simple solutions to keeping the kids entertained that will help you host a successful dinner party--even with kids on the guest list.

5 Simple Tips to Raising a Money-Smart Kid

5 Simple Tips to Raising a Money-Smart Kid

Here are five simple things you can start teaching your kid today to ensure you are raising a money-smart kid.

How To Choose The Right Sports Environment For Your Child

How To Choose The Right Sports Environment For Your Child

Is a competitive environment right for your child, or should you pick a lower-pressure team environment?

How to Choose a Tutor for Your Child with LD

How to Choose a Tutor for Your Child with LD

Are you looking to hire a private tutor for your child who has learning disabilities? Find out what questions you should ask and download a handy worksheet that will help you evaluate each candidate.

How to Recognize Signs of an Eating Disorder

How to Recognize Signs of an Eating Disorder

Does your teen see herself as fat when she’s not—and measure her self-worth by her weight? Learn the early warning signs of eating disorders (perhaps surprisingly, for boys as well as girls).

Public vs. Private: How to Choose the Right School for Your Child

Public vs. Private: How to Choose the Right School for Your Child

Public or private school? If you think about how much time your child spends at school, you might become very overwhelmed trying to pick the right one. Our area experts help you consider what’s most important—for your family.

How to Get Your Holiday Shopping Done with a Toddler in Tow

How to Get Your Holiday Shopping Done with a Toddler in Tow

Take the hassle out of holiday shopping with kids and make running errands easier with these tips from author and mom of two Elizabeth Verdick.

Staying Off the Naughty (Spending) List: Ten Ways to Manage Your Finances and Avoid Post-Holiday Regrets

Staying Off the Naughty (Spending) List: Ten Ways to Manage Your Finances and Avoid Post-Holiday Regrets

The holidays are filled with temptation to go overboard with spending. Financial expert Eric Tyson offers advice on how to manage your holiday spending.

How To Teach Your Kids to be Thankful this Thanksgiving

How To Teach Your Kids to be Thankful this Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, help your children learn the art of being grateful. In preparation for the holiday season, teach them to follow in the footsteps of the holiday’s original Pilgrim and Native American celebrants by giving generously to others. Todd Patkin offers tips and ideas to help your whole family get started.

How to Give a Perfect Apology

How to Give a Perfect Apology

Follow this three-step apology to make amends and get the forgiveness you want.

What You Need to Know About Preparing Your Kids for the SATs

What You Need to Know About Preparing Your Kids for the SATs

What you can do to adequately prepare your children for standardized tests (those anxiety-inducing things that seem to take on greater import every year) no matter your budget or child’s learning style.

How to Stay Positive and Avoid Saying No Too Much

How to Stay Positive and Avoid Saying No Too Much

No one wants to be a broken record of “No, no, no” or “Don’t do that!”—but it’s often easy to slip into a cycle of negativity with our kids. Here’s how to escape that cycle, practice positive reinforcement, and help build stronger self-esteem in our children

How to Create Work-Life Balance and Avoid Burnout (or Do a Good Job Faking It)

How to Create Work-Life Balance and Avoid Burnout (or Do a Good Job Faking It)

A New York lawyer, mom of three, and work-life balance expert shares her insights on how to be there for your kids and enjoy time with your family while holding down a full-time job.

How to Help a Smoker Quit: Tips for Family and Friends

How to Help a Smoker Quit: Tips for Family and Friends

Here are some general tips for friends and family on how to help a smoker finally quit!

How to Get Assistive Technology in College

How to Get Assistive Technology in College

Many students with learning disabilities rely on assistive technology (AT) to help improve functional abilities, and these tools have to be left behind at the school once students graduate, making the transition into college a challenge. Here is information on the laws that apply and what you should know to ensure you send your child off to campus in full preparation.

How to Define Success with Your Kids

How to Define Success with Your Kids

Whether your child is affected with a learning disability, it's true that all kids have varying strengths and interests. Get tips on how to define success with your kids and how to foster traits that can help them achieve it.

How to Find the Best Apps for a Child with Special Needs

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.)




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