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10 Ways to Get Creative with Chores

10 Ways to Get Creative with Chores

Want to nurture your child's creativity and get him to do some chores around the house at the same time? Here are 10 ways to make chores more fun for kids by letting them get creative with cleaning, cooking, and even feeding their pets.

Regular Family Routines May Impact Children's Social-Emotional Health

Regular Family Routines May Impact Children's Social-Emotional Health

A study at the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University shows that children who sped time with their family reading books or eating dinner have higher social-emotional health, which translates to children's success in school and life.

Teaching Kids to Manage Valentine's Day Expectations

Teaching Kids to Manage Valentine's Day Expectations

For some kids, Valentine's Day can be more of a disappointment than a sweet celebration. Help your kids put things into perspective and deal with their V-day heartaches with these five tips for managing expectations.

Study on Autism Shows Link Between Motor Skills and Social Skills

Study on Autism Shows Link Between Motor Skills and Social Skills

Communicating can be difficult for children with autism spectrum disorder, but a new study shows a link between social interaction and motor skills. Researchers believe that helping children with autism develop motor skill will also improve their social skills.

Live Music Is Good for Child Development

Live Music Is Good for Child Development

Is it really worth the time, energy, and money to take your children to a live concert? A music therapist says yes, for several reasons. Find out how live music helps kids develop social skills, listening skills, motor skills, and more.

Ask the Expert: What Genre of Music is Most Beneficial to Your Child's Overall Learning Ability?

Ask the Expert: What Genre of Music is Most Beneficial to Your Child's Overall Learning Ability?

Starting music classes at an early age is beneficial in the development of children's learning abilities. The executive director of The Diller-Quaile School of Music in Manhattan shares whether the type or genre of music your child listens to matters, or if all music has the same effects.

Ask the Expert: At What Age Should You Enroll Your Child in Music Class?

Ask the Expert: At What Age Should You Enroll Your Child in Music Class?

Sending your children to music classes at an early age can be beneficial to their overall learning ability and development, but at what age should you start? Executive director of The Diller-Quaile School of Music in Manhattan offers some insight.

Ask the Expert: How Does Early Music Education Affect a Child's Learning Ability?

Ask the Expert: How Does Early Music Education Affect a Child's Learning Ability?

During early childhood years, children develop at a faster pace than adults, and it is during this period of time that music education can impact a child's learning ability and development as the executive director of The Diller-Quaile School of Music in Manhattan shares.

How to Help Build Your Son's Self-Esteem When He Has ADHD

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.

The Benefits of Open-Ended Toys for Kids

The Benefits of Open-Ended Toys for Kids

This holiday season when shopping for toys and gifts, consider open-ended toys like blocks that foster play and spark imagination versus toys that only offer direct play in order to help benefit children's development.

8 Questions to Ask When Buying Developmental Toys for Your Child

8 Questions to Ask When Buying Developmental Toys for Your Child

When buying toys for your children, keep in mind how the toy will help your child's motor skill development and cognitive learning so that the toys can be used as learning tools and can help your child's development.

Studies Show Female Teens Tell More Descriptive Stories

Studies Show Female Teens Tell More Descriptive Stories

When you ask your teen to tell you about your day, does your son tell you a short, not-so-descriptive story while your daughter tells a more descriptive story that includes internal emotions? A study conducted at the University of Missouri shows that this is common in teens.

The Bone Bank

The Bone Bank

By the time teens get through their growth spurts, about 90 percent of adult bone mass is established and after that, no more calcium can be deposited in the body's "bone bank."

Ask the Expert: What are the Effects on Proper Movement and Development of a Child Who Begins Walking Too Soon?

Ask the Expert: What are the Effects on Proper Movement and Development of a Child Who Begins Walking Too Soon?

An "early walker" is a child who begins walking before he or she turns one year old. A physical therapist shares the effects of walking too soon on a child's proper movement and development.

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.

How to Create a Learning Wonderland at Home

How to Create a Learning Wonderland at Home

Louise Weadock, a registered child psychiatric nurse and founder of WeeZee World, explains why sensory play is important to children's development and offers tips on how you can create a dynamic learning environment at home.

Tips for Coping with Back-To-School Separation Anxiety in Kids

Tips for Coping with Back-To-School Separation Anxiety in Kids

Whether it's your child's first day of kindergarten or his first day at university, the thought of going to school, meeting new people, making new friends, and being away from familiar family members for a good part of the day or year can cause anxiety in a lot of children. A psychologist shares tips on how to deal with separation anxiety in kindergarten and college students.

Sports Fans May Benefit Academically and Socially

Sports Fans May Benefit Academically and Socially

If your child can cite the on-base percentage of every player on the Yankees or whiles away more time than you would like playing Madden NFL on Xbox, have no fear. Research shows that sports interest may help children grow academically and socially.

Understanding Rett Syndrome

Understanding Rett Syndrome

Rett Syndrome is a rare and life-altering brain disorder that almost exclusively affects girls. Intense therapy is required to manage the disorder, but recent research presents reasons to hope a cure is possible.

Does Your Child Wet His Pants During the Day?

Does Your Child Wet His Pants During the Day?

An expert in pelvic floor dysfunction offers parents advice on the causes of bladder and bowel dysfunction in toddlers and children, plus tips on how to avoid and treat these conditions with proper diet and behavior changes.

Why Good Nutrition is Important for New Moms

Why Good Nutrition is Important for New Moms

New moms need good, nutritious meals to keep their infants healthy. Check out these commonly asked nutrition questions for new moms, courtesy of Greenwich Hospital.

How to Help Children with Special Needs Engage in Imaginary Play

How to Help Children with Special Needs Engage in Imaginary Play

Learn why pretend play is important to development and how you can help it come more naturally to your child with special needs.

The Importance of Pretend Play for Children with Autism and Other Special Needs

The Importance of Pretend Play for Children with Autism and Other Special Needs

Imaginative play may be elusive for the youngest autistic children, but it has an important place in your child's life.

Stuttering in Children: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Finding Support

Stuttering in Children: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Finding Support

About 5 percent of kids stutter at some point in their young lives, and most (with early intervention) leave it behind for good. Our experts explain the disorder and how to manage it.

Section 504 and IDEA Comparison Chart

Section 504 and IDEA Comparison Chart

If you're the parent of a child with special needs, take a look at this chart that compares services provided by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1975.




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