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Toilet Training Guide for Children with Special Needs

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.

How to Potty Train a Child with Special Needs: Step-by-Step Instructions

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.

3 Ways to Keep Your Baby Safe from Unseen Chemicals and Household Toxins

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.

Earthquake Coping Tips for Parents

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.

Simple Ways to Help Kids Excel in Math and Science (Even If You Don't)

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.

How to Talk to Your Kids about 9/11

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.

How to Help Your Children Build and Maintain Relationships With Their Grandparents

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.

Six Ways For Kids to Create Lasting Memories With Their Grandparents

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.

Dental Advice for Kids

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.

Teaching Your Kids to Live in the Moment

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.

How to Make Easy &  Healthy School Lunches for Your Kids: Tips & Recipes from Weelicious.com

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!

Maintaining Friendships During Motherhood

Maintaining Friendships During Motherhood

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.

Tips To Turn Your Child Into A Better Reader

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.

Volunteer with Your Kids in the Community this Year

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

How to Manage Volunteer Work: Tech Help

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.

How to Store and Freeze Baked Goods

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.

7 Tips from an Occupational Therapist on Teaching Kids Basic Self-Care Skills

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.

How to Make Chores Fun

How to Make Chores Fun

Silvana Clark, aka The Fun Consultant, offers parents creative tips on how to make chores fun - or at least more tolerable - for kids. Drawing tips from her book "Fun-Filled Parenting," Clark explains how to help kids of all ages - from toddlers to teens - put a positive spin on chores and establish a good work ethic early on.

How to Treat Typical and Special Needs Siblings Fairly

How to Treat Typical and Special Needs Siblings Fairly

Follow these tips to make sure you're paying enough attention to the siblings of a child with special needs.

Cooking Tips and Shortcuts for Novice Chefs

Cooking Tips and Shortcuts for Novice Chefs

Addicted to "Top Chef" but still unsure about your own culinary abilities? These four easy cooking tips and shortcuts from "The Lazy Gourmet" cookbook will give you the confidence you need in the kitchen.

How to Support the Siblings of a Child with Special Needs

How to Support the Siblings of a Child with Special Needs

When one child has special needs, families face the challenge of keeping the stress away from brothers and sisters. Our expert offers advice on how to help siblings cope during trying times.

Raising Our Kids to Love the Environment

Raising Our Kids to Love the Environment

Going a little greener here and there is not only easier than making huge, unrealistic changes, it's also more likely to instill a lifelong environmentally conscious attitude in your child. Here's tips on how to teach your kids to respect the natural world and live sustainably.

How to Avoid Gender Stereotypes in Child Raising

How to Avoid Gender Stereotypes in Child Raising

So, girls play with dolls, boys with trucks, eh? With parents, adults, and the rest of society and the media reinforcing ideas of what it means to be a feminine woman and a masculine man and that those gender roles are correct, it's easy to send children the wrong message at a young age. To avoid teaching your preschooler to follow traditional gender roles, read on for more information.

End Your Child's Test Stress

End Your Child's Test Stress

Use these tips from a tutor and education expert to help your kids overcome test anxiety and ace their final exams.

How to Save a Financially Wounded Marriage

How to Save a Financially Wounded Marriage

Relationship expert Laurie Puhn offers advice on how to salvage a marriage that's been strained by money issues.




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