Take a step back and assess your family's technology use and take on the screen-free week challenge by turning off your TVs and iPhones to spend more time outdoors and increase quality family time.
The annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day presents an opportunity for more than just schmoozing by the water cooler—it can help expand your child’s horizons.
The Best of the Rest of the Web: Parenting with Depression, Spending More Family Time, and (Not) Shedding That Baby Weight
From the NYMetroParents April issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting facts and quotes from the web and the world of parenting.
A New York City mom decides to take her son to his first gay wedding and uses it as a teaching moment for her and her family.
Bruce Lansky, father and creator of several successful children’s fiction series, offers advice and tips to turn your kids from couch potatoes into avid readers.
Boys with ADHD often have low self-esteem and feel nervous about school-related tasks, such as taking a test or being called on by the teacher. Having low self-esteem makes it difficult to make decisions and some boys with ADHD find it challenging to make simple decisions. Authors of "Raising Boys with ADHD" provide advice on how to help boys with ADHD build their self-esteem.
With boys affected by ADHD, many have low self-esteem. Authors of "Raising Boys with ADHD" share tips on how parents can help their sons strengthen and build their self-esteem.
When kids are on medication and use prescription drugs for any of their diagnoses, it is important for parents and doctors to explain the drugs and its purpose to the child, ensuring the child understands why he or she is on medication and how the prescription drug can help certain symptoms.
The Best of the Rest of the Web: Bubble-Wrapped Words, Link Between Simplicity and ADHD, and Each Child's Uniqueness
From the spring summer 2013 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.
Getting involved in your community is a great way to find the support you may need from your nearby neighbors while showing your young children the importance of volunteering. The executive director of the JCC Mid-Westchester and a mom of two shares why families should volunteer and donate time to those who need it most.
When your typically developing child is in a class or program with a child with special needs, the lessons they can both learn are invaluable. Executive director of the JCC Mid-Westchester and her staff share their insight on inclusion classes created for children of all abilities.
Community centers serve as essential resources for its neighbors and aim to create an inclusive environment, though there are some who feel that their family's needs are not being met. The executive director of the JCC Mid-Westchester and her team offer suggestions on how to best advocate for your family and have your voice heard.
Ask the Expert: I Feel My Child's Needs Aren't Being Met at the Community Center's Public Programs. What Can I Do?
Your local community center may be a hub of public programs and activities for your child. But what can you do if you feel the children's programming and activities do not meet your child's needs? The new executive director of the JCC Mid-Westchester and her colleagues offer advice.
In the debate of raising your kids in the city versus raising your kids in the suburbs, the most important thing to consider is what's best for your family. A Manhattan mother discusses the benefits of both, and what you should consider before moving to the 'burbs.
Wee Westchester's "Westchester vs. Brooklyn" post caused a ruckus on the parenting blogosphere. Here's a sampling of the arguments for raising your kids in the city versus raising your kids in the suburbs.
"Youth disconnectedness" is a term used to describe young people who are disengaged from school or work during the transition from adolescence to adulthood. Here, tips for parents on keeping kids involved in their school and community, which can lead them to a more successful future.
Ever dream of running away with the circus? What about adding kids to the picture? If you've wondered what it's like for circus performers to raise their kids in the circus, we're going to give you a glimpse behind the scenes of family life on the road in the circus with one family from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Greatest Show on Earth.
The Best of the Rest of the Web: Traveling With Kids, Retirement Plans, Newtown Blame, and Getting Real With Bullying
From our March issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting facts and quotes from the web and the world of parenting.
It's natural for parents to want to shield their children from the world's dangers and to protect them from getting hurt, even when they run around the playground or play sports. But, here's why it's healthy for parents to allow children to take risks.
The third annual Screen-Free Week is April 29 to May 5. Take the challenge to turn off your cell phones, TVs, and iPads to spend more quality time with your family.
Parental support is shown as a key element for a successful student, but sometimes the line begins to blur regarding how much help is too much. Parents want their child to do well, so they "help" out as much as possible on homework, projects, and reports. The problem is that the student is not getting the benefit from those assignments: review of material and independent skills assessment. So how much help is too much? If parents follow these simple guidelines they can avoid making this error.
Friends are essential to a happy life as they enrich our lives, boost self-esteem, and can provide moral support. Help your children make friends and create good relationships in an effective and encouraging way with advice from The Child Mind Institute.
New research from the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education shows a link between preschool music activities and the development of reading and writing skills in children.
While the focus on school grades and test scores is increasing for our children, we must remember that while they grow they should also be learning life skills such as responsibility, persistence, and resourcefulness. Here, a life coach shares her advice on how to help your children develop these priceless character traits.
It's common to see children play with their parents' iPad or iPhone, but how many parents have experienced the loss of data and apps because a wrong icon or button was touched? Or how about accidental purchases your child made at the iTunes app store? Keep your iPad or iPhone data safe from your children by updating these 10 essential settings.