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Ask the Expert: How Can I Help My Child Stay Connected to School and Community?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Help My Child Stay Connected to School and Community?

"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.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Find the Right Martial Arts School for My Child?

Ask the Expert: How Do I Find the Right Martial Arts School for My Child?

If you're planning to enroll your child in a martial arts program, choosing the right school and instructor is an important first step. Here, tips on how to find the right martial arts studio and the questions you should ask martial arts instructors.

Ask the Expert: How Often Should I Talk with My Child's Teacher?

Ask the Expert: How Often Should I Talk with My Child's Teacher?

An elementary school principal and father explains how to open up communication between parents and teachers, with advice on how parents can get involved in the classroom and what to do if you think a certain teacher isn't right for your child.

Special Needs Trusts: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Special Needs Trusts: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

If you're thinking of creating a special needs trust or supplemental needs trust for a loved one, first read these answers to frequently asked questions, including how to set up the trust, who can access it, and what benefits an SNT has compared to other options.

Ask the Expert: What are the Best Ways to Treat a Baby's Eczema?

Ask the Expert: What are the Best Ways to Treat a Baby's Eczema?

Dr. Hemmers of Allergy Center of Connecticut addresses the best ways to treat a baby's eczema and also comments on whether there are dangers to using steroidal medications or creams for repeat treatments on the baby's itchy rashes.

Ask the Expert: What Tests Can Help Determine Whether My Child's Eczema Is Caused By Allergies?

Ask the Expert: What Tests Can Help Determine Whether My Child's Eczema Is Caused By Allergies?

Your child has itchy rashes on his skin. A doctor of the Allergy Center of Connecticut provides an overview of the types and safety of tests you can get on your child to see whether his eczema is caused by allergies.

Ask the Expert: What Causes Eczema to Resurface When My Kids Get Older?

Ask the Expert: What Causes Eczema to Resurface When My Kids Get Older?

Your child had eczema as a baby and toddler but seemed to outgrow it around age 5. Now that she is a teenager, the eczema is resurfacing. Dr. Phil Hemmers of the Allergy Center of Connecticut explains why eczema resurfaces in teens and how to treat it in older kids.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Prevent Spreading Cavity-Causing Bacteria to My Child?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Prevent Spreading Cavity-Causing Bacteria to My Child?

Studies have shown that even kissing your child can cause the transfer of cavity-causing bacteria from you to your child. Marc Liechtung, D.M.D., shares what you can do to prevent this and help you child have good dental and oral health.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Minimize Varicose Veins in the Winter?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Minimize Varicose Veins in the Winter?

During the winter months, it's common for pregnant women and new mothers to have poor circulation, especially if standing or sitting all day with a new baby. Dr. Luis Navarro, founder and medical director of The Vein Treatment Center in Manhattan, provides tips, exercises, and dietary information to improve circulation and prevent varicose veins.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Help My Child Build Character?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Help My Child Build Character?

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.

Ask the Expert: What Types of Childcare Can I Take Off My Taxes?

Ask the Expert: What Types of Childcare Can I Take Off My Taxes?

As you get ready to file your taxes, you might be wondering what types of childcare are tax deductible, including nanny and babysitting expenses, day camp, overnight camp, summer school, and other daycare programs. Here, a federally licensed tax expert offers her advice.

Ask the Expert: Should a Married Couple File Taxes Jointly or Separately?

Ask the Expert: Should a Married Couple File Taxes Jointly or Separately?

As tax season approaches, are you wondering whether you and your spouse should file taxes together? A federally licensed tax practitioner offers advice on how to know whether you should file jointly or separately as a married couple.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Avoid Medical Identity Theft When Getting the Flu Shot?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Avoid Medical Identity Theft When Getting the Flu Shot?

With the Center for Disease Control suggestion of everyone ages 6 months and older to get a flu shot, clinics, grocery stores, and pharmacies are busy this time of year. Here are some tips from Experian's ProtectMyID to protect yourself against medical identity theft.

Ask the Expert: How Can Kids Benefit from Playing Tennis, and When Should They Start?

Ask the Expert: How Can Kids Benefit from Playing Tennis, and When Should They Start?

Tennis can help kids develop many physical, social, and mental skills that they can use in other areas of life. We asked Go! Tennis director George Garland what age is right to start tennis lessons and what the goals of those early lessons should be.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Stop My Children from Procrastinating on Their Homework and School Assignments?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Stop My Children from Procrastinating on Their Homework and School Assignments?

Whether students feel overwhelmed with the amount of homework they have or they have difficulty with time management, it is important for parents to help students learn how to meet due dates on school assignments by teaching them to not procrastinate.

Ask the Expert: Is It Safe for Pregnant Women to Get a Flu Shot?

Ask the Expert: Is It Safe for Pregnant Women to Get a Flu Shot?

If you're pregnant during the flu season, you may be worried about vaccines and medications affecting your baby's health. The March of Dimes women should get the flu shot while pregnant.

Ask the Expert: Is Golf the Right Sport for My Child?

Ask the Expert: Is Golf the Right Sport for My Child?

Kate Tempesta, founder and co-owner of Kate Tempesta’s Urban Golf Academy, shares her tips on the benefits children get from playing golf, how young kids can start golf lessons, and what to expect from your child’s golf teachers.

Ask the Expert: What Foods and Drinks Should I Avoid When Breast-Feeding?

Ask the Expert: What Foods and Drinks Should I Avoid When Breast-Feeding?

When women begin breast-feeding, many consider how their diets will affect the health of the baby. Advance practice registered nurse of Lactation Services of Connecticut, Lorna C. Aliperti, has been a lactation consultant for more than 10 years and shares answers to the most common diet questions for women who are breast-feeding.

Ask the Expert: What are Guidelines to Keep in Mind When Beginning to Sleep Train My Baby?

Ask the Expert: What are Guidelines to Keep in Mind When Beginning to Sleep Train My Baby?

Learning to fall asleep is a skill that needs to be taught to babies, and parents can do this with sleep training. Pediatric sleep consultant Brooke Nalle of Sleepy on Hudson shares guidelines parents should follow when beginning to sleep train their baby.

Ask the Expert: What are the Different Sleep-Training Methods?

Ask the Expert: What are the Different Sleep-Training Methods?

Sleeping and falling back asleep after waking up in the middle of the night are skills that babies need to learn. To help, pediatric sleep consultant Brooke Nalle of Sleepy On Hudson details the various sleep training methods and encourages parents to choose the one that fits their lifestyle the best.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Help My Children Handle a Divorce?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Help My Children Handle a Divorce?

A divorce lawyer offers advice on how to tell your children about a divorce, how much to involve your kids in the divorce process, keeping parent and child relationships intact, and when to seek extra help.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Soothe My Colicky Baby?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Soothe My Colicky Baby?

Does your baby have long bouts of unexplained crying, extreme fussiness, or exhibit other signs of colic? Alison Bevan, certified Gentle Sleep Coach and Happiest Baby Educator, shares her own tips, as well as Dr. Harvey Karp's tip to soothe a colicky baby.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Explain Alzheimer's to My Kids?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Explain Alzheimer's to My Kids?

We spoke to Matt Kudish, LMSW, vice president and director of education, outreach, and caregiver services for the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City chapter, and Danielle M. Bruzese, coordinator of education, outreach, and caregiver services for the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City chapter, about how to help your children understand Alzheimer's disease and how to help your children cope when they experience Grandma or Grandpa having a "bad day" with Alzheimer's disease.

Ask the Expert: Does Peanut Butter Need to Be Refrigerated?

Ask the Expert: Does Peanut Butter Need to Be Refrigerated?

Once you open that jar of peanut butter, it's recommended to refrigerate the peanut butter because the colder temperature helps prevent fungus growth, which naturally produces aflatoxin, a fungal toxin that has linked to cancer in animals.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Calm a Colicky Baby?

Ask the Expert: How Do I Calm a Colicky Baby?

If you've got a colicky baby, chances are you feel guilty and might be at a loss on how to soothe her. Dr. Alanna Levine, a pediatrician and mom, offers tips for calming colic and regaining your sanity.




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