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4 Ways to Make Dad Feel Extra-Special on Father's Day
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. (read the story...)

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Summer Camps, Father's Day, and Adoption
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. (read the story...)

Autism Speaks Honors Mothers of Autism Community at Luncheon in NYC
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. (read the story...)

Ask The Expert: Swim and Water Safety For Kids This Summer
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. (read the story...)

Professor Pedals Teaches All Ages to Ride on Long Island
Professor Pedals, a father of two on Long Island, focuses on safety and cycling in his approach to teaching children to ride. (read the story...)

Raising a Bicultural Child
One mom shares her thoughts on raising her half-Filipino, half-all-American children in a way that honors her multicultural family tree. (read the story...)

The Benefits of Outdoor Play for Kids
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. (read the story...)

Girl Scouts Survey Uncovers Lack of Financial Confidence in Girls
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. (read the story...)

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Mother's Day, Being a Man, and Why It's Not Easy Being a Rich Kid
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. (read the story...)

10 Tips for Taking Great iPhone Photos of Your Kids
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. (read the story...)

How to Raise Happy Kids
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. (read the story...)

One Mom Asks Us To Imagine What Life Is Like For A Child With Autism
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. (read the story...)

How Camp Helps Kids Gain Confidence and Independence
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. (read the story...)

Participate in Screen-Free Week as a Family
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. (read the story...)

The Importance of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

10 Things to Ask When Researching Schools for Your Child with Special Needs
An NYC mom of four, including a son with special needs, searches for a middle school for her child with special needs and shares the top 10 questions and things to consider when interviewing schools. (read the story...)

Taking My Son to His First Gay Wedding
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. (read the story...)

Make Your Child Love Reading
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. (read the story...)

How to Help Build Your Son's Self-Esteem When He Has ADHD
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. (read the story...)

10 Ways to Help Build Your Son's Self-Esteem When He Has ADHD
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. (read the story...)

How To Talk To Your Kids About Their Meds
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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Get Involved in My Community?
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. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What are the Benefits of Inclusion Classes for My Child?
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. (read the story...)


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