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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.

To Play or Not to Play: How to Help Boys Who Don't Play Sports

To Play or Not to Play: How to Help Boys Who Don't Play Sports

What happens when you are raising a boy who has no interest in sports? Society has deemed that raising boys to play sports is the norm, and often times as a result, these boys become the targets of bullying. Written by a psychologist and an educational consultant, "The Last Boys Picked" shows parents how to help their child build resilience and a healthy self-esteem.

Advice on Empty-Nest Syndrome

Advice on Empty-Nest Syndrome

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.

Back To School Jitters: Who’s More Anxious You Or Your Child?

Back To School Jitters: Who’s More Anxious You Or Your Child?

As we prepare to send our kids off to school this week, we are excited, overwhelmed, and yes, a little nervous. Mental health consultant Stefanie Weiss offers some tips to handle the situation.

5 Tips to Raise a Child Who Will Change the World

5 Tips to Raise a Child Who Will Change the World

Raising a child to be a world-changer is no easy task. Being an intentional parent while instilling strong values in your children is important. Here are five tips that can help you raise a forward-thinking world-changer.

How To Help Your Kids Get Better Grades

How To Help Your Kids Get Better Grades

Teacher and school administrator Gary Howard has been helping children get better grades for over 35 years. He has just released a book, "Help Your Kids Get Better Grades," and he shared some of his key tips with us.

How To Handle Your Child's Food Allergies During Sports Season

How To Handle Your Child's Food Allergies During Sports Season

Paul Antico, father of three children with food allergies and the founder of AllergyEats, offers advice on how to manage children's special diets during sports season, when they're eating and traveling with their teams.

Empty Nest Survival Guide for Parents

Empty Nest Survival Guide for Parents

As teens head to college this fall, many leave their parents behind to live in an empty nest for the first time since having children. Mom.Me offers tips on how to cope with an empty nest after the kids have gone off to college for the year.

Five Reasons Why Dogs Make Great Reading Partners For Children

Five Reasons Why Dogs Make Great Reading Partners For Children

It turns out dogs are not only good for our health, finding missing people, and helping disabled people live independent lives – they're good for kids' report cards, too. Michael and Linda Amiri offer five reasons why dogs make great reading partners for your kids.




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