This Father's Day, teach the kids to show just how special dad is to the family with these four tips that will help dad feel extra-special.
From the NYMetroParents June summer activities issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting facts and quotes from the web and the world of parenting.
Autism Speaks celebrated mothers of the autism community at a luncheon in New York City on Wednesday, May 1 with special guest Dee Ocleppo, the nonprofit's national board member, fashion designer, and former model.
Summer is right around the corner, and that means pools, beaches, and water sports galore. But when you spend time near the water with your kids, the number one thought for many parents is water safety. As temperatures begin to heat up and Memorial Day weekend is in sight, it's time to increase awareness about the importance of learning to swim. Swimways, a leading manufacturer of pool and outdoor recreational products, is hosting National Learn to Swim Day on Saturday, May 18. In honor of this educational campaign, Simways is partnering with Mario Vittone, former Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Swimmer. Vittone spoke with us about the best ways to keep your kids safe and to prevent drowning when it comes to water safety.
Professor Pedals, a father of two on Long Island, focuses on safety and cycling in his approach to teaching children to ride.
One mom shares her thoughts on raising her half-Filipino, half-all-American children in a way that honors her multicultural family tree.
Free play is beneficial to all kids, but nature-based play is even better because it allows children to develop a range of science, math, and engineering skills.
A Girl Scouts survey reveals the lack of confidence girls have when it comes to finances, though the survey also uncovered that girls understand the importance of being financially literate and stable.
From the NYMetroParents May issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting facts and quotes from the web and the world of parenting.
Turn everyday moments with your kids into great photos that will last a lifetime with these 10 tips on taking photos on your iPhone or smartphone.
Todd Patkin, author of "Finding Happiness: One Man’s Quest to Beat Depression and Anxiety and—Finally—Let the Sunshine In", suffered a breakdown at age 36 after dealing with anxiety and depression throughout his life. Patkin suggests eight ways parents can help their children develop good habits to grow up to be a happy adult.
In honor of Autism Awareness Month, we ask that you sit quietly and really — really — try to imagine how it is for some children to exist, as described by a mom who knows all too well. This is what life is like for a child who has autism.
Summer camp, and especially sleepaway camp, helps kids develop confidence and independence, and their experiences at camp help them break through their comfort zones, build lasting friendships, and find who they truly are.
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.