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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.

The Importance of Lying to Others

The Importance of Lying to Others

Sometimes telling a lie is the polite thing to do, right? One mom whose son doesn’t quite grasp the delicate art of social “glossing over” riffs on the theme—and hopes you’ll remember her words when the time is right.

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.

Ask the Experts: Proper Posture and its Effect on Spinal Health

Ask the Experts: Proper Posture and its Effect on Spinal Health

I try to teach my teenager to have good posture, but it doesn't always work. Why is good posture so important? Are there any health risks associated with bad posture?

New in Manhattan - Speech Zone & Skateboarding Camp

New in Manhattan - Speech Zone & Skateboarding Camp

2 new places have landed on the scene in NYC for kids! One is a series of social group classes for children with special needs, the other is a camp made for skaters...

Caring for Kids, With Help From Her Own

Caring for Kids, With Help From Her Own

Find out how Edith McCarthy, M.D., balances being a mother and having her own pediatric practice.

How to Detect the Very Earliest Signs of Autism During Infancy

How to Detect the Very Earliest Signs of Autism During Infancy

An important breakthrough makes it possible to spot precursors of autism in infants once you know what to look for. The earlier autism is diagnosed and therapy is begun, the greater the chance your child can be helped.

The Great TV Debate

The Great TV Debate

Dr T. Berry Brazelton, the child development expert and co-author of Touchpoints Three to Six, agrees with the American Academy of Pediatrics' advice restricting children under 2 from watching TV.

Babies With Healthy Smiles

Babies With Healthy Smiles

So many infants and toddlers are having problems with tooth decay. What can I do now to prevent tooth decay in my newborn’s mouth?




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