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Yoga Gives Kids Strength, Removes Stress, and Builds Confidence

Yoga Gives Kids Strength, Removes Stress, and Builds Confidence

You may wonder "Is yoga right for my child?" but the answer is simple: yoga is beneficial for everyone. Yoga helps kids stay healthy but it also helps kids release stress and gain confidence. Yoga classes for kids are all-inclusive, and you can practice yoga poses at home with your child, too.

8 Fun Things to Do Inside

8 Fun Things to Do Inside

When the weather keeps you inside, grab this handy list of fun activities—with items found in the house—to keep your kids from saying, "I'm bored."

Imaginary Friends: Should I Be Worried?

Imaginary Friends: Should I Be Worried?

Your child and her imaginary friend are inseparable, but, most likely, you shouldn't worry about the invisible companion. Imaginary play is important for children's development, and those who had imaginary friends are shown to have more creative problem-solving skills.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Each Kindness, Teens, and a Woman President

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Each Kindness, Teens, and a Woman President

From our December 2012 issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting facts and quotes from the web and the world of parenting.

5 Ways to Take the Frenzy Out of Your Family's Lives

5 Ways to Take the Frenzy Out of Your Family's Lives

With your children comfortably in the school year schedule, you may find that they are stressed with their busy after-school activities and homework. Susan Sachs Lipman, author of "Fed Up with Frenzy," offers 5 tips for a frenzy-free lifestyle.

Plan a Fun Halloween in Any Weather

Plan a Fun Halloween in Any Weather

Plan a fun Halloween in any type of weather, whether it's cold, warm, raining, snowing, or your town is experiencing a power outage. Get trick-or-treating and costume tips, plus a guide to fun indoor activities when you can't go outside.

Children in Therapy: Yea or Nay?

Children in Therapy: Yea or Nay?

A mental health consultant with offices in the New York area offers advice for parents who are considering whether they should send their child to therapy.

Therapy Is Not 'One Size Fits All'

Therapy Is Not 'One Size Fits All'

The National Institute of Mental Health defines the different types of psychotherapy that can be adapted for both children and adults.

You Are Your Child’s First and Most Important Teacher

You Are Your Child’s First and Most Important Teacher

Take advantage of the years before your child starts school to set the stage for success.

In the Spirit: A Month of Reflection and Appreciation

In the Spirit: A Month of Reflection and Appreciation

November—the beginning of the holiday season and the almost-end of the year—is, for one Long Island mom, a month of appreciation, and a time to reflect on what she has learned from her family and children.

Holding On to The Thanks

Holding On to The Thanks

A mother wonders how to sustain a spirit of gratitude in her family when shortly after the turkey’s cleared, our collective minds turn toward the next holiday—and all the gifts that come with it.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Unplugged, Baby Weight, and Soccer Snacks

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Unplugged, Baby Weight, and Soccer Snacks

From our November 2012 issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting facts and quotes from the web and the world of parenting.

7 Ways To Inspire Your Child To Be Curious And Creative

7 Ways To Inspire Your Child To Be Curious And Creative

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.

Encourage Your Kids To Be Creative and Curious

Encourage Your Kids To Be Creative and Curious

Don’t relegate creativity to the art classroom. Encourage your kids to explore, tap into their curiosity, and open themselves to a world of possibilities in every facet of their lives. Our expert tells you how to encourage kids to be creative and curious, and offers activities and exercises to strengthen the creativity muscle.

5 Tips to Making Play Dates Easier for Children with Special Needs
How a Gradeschool-Aged Child is Doing After 1 Year of Being Mainstreamed into the Classroom

How a Gradeschool-Aged Child is Doing After 1 Year of Being Mainstreamed into the Classroom

One year after mainstreaming her gradeschool-aged son, a NYC mother reflects on the new set of challenges that come with that “progress,” from persisting stigmas for her son to shifting her own parental identity.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Special Moments, Life-Changing Slice of Pizza, and Post-College Youth with ASD

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Special Moments, Life-Changing Slice of Pizza, and Post-College Youth with ASD

From the fall/winter 2012 issue of Special Parent magazine, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, or plain interesting thoughts from the web and the world of special parenting.

How To Share A Diagnosis With Your Child

How To Share A Diagnosis With Your Child

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.

4 Proven Benefits of Reading Out Loud to Your Baby

4 Proven Benefits of Reading Out Loud to Your Baby

If you think reading out loud to your wee one is just a way to bond, think again. A local expert details four proven and long-lasting benefits of reading aloud to babies.

Ease Your Anxiety About Your Child Playing Football

Ease Your Anxiety About Your Child Playing Football

With so much talk of concussions in the sport of football of late, many parents are shying away from the sport. If your child is set on hitting the gridiron, we’ve got ways to ease your anxiety.

Raise a Child who is Predisposed with Genius Qualities

Raise a Child who is Predisposed with Genius Qualities

Raising a child who is predisposed to do wonders with his or her mind is possible. Enable your child to succeed by following our expert's fundamental tips for guiding your child's lifelong learning.

Bullying Prevention: Parents Make the Difference

Bullying Prevention: Parents Make the Difference

How the movie "Bully" started a movement to end bullying, and why we as parents need to act on its message.

Expert Tips on Teaching Kids to Be Safe Around Dogs

Expert Tips on Teaching Kids to Be Safe Around Dogs

The American Kennel Club provides expert tips on what to teach your child to ensure his or her safety when bringing a dog into the picture for the first time.

How to Find the Right Kind of Help for Your Struggling Child

How to Find the Right Kind of Help for Your Struggling Child

When you see your child struggling socially or academically in school, it is important to seek out the right kind of guidance. A local child psychologist offers how to find plan road map to success for your child.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Learning to Trust Your Own Instincts, Busybodies, and How Smart Phones Change Our Lives

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Learning to Trust Your Own Instincts, Busybodies, and How Smart Phones Change Our Lives

From our October 2012 issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting facts and quotes from the web and the world of parenting.




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