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Ask the Expert: How Can I Get My Child with Autism to Engage in Less Self-Stimulation?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Get My Child with Autism to Engage in Less Self-Stimulation?

We asked Michelle Colletti, an occupational therapist who practices in the NYC area, to give her insight on a question that often arises for parents of kids with autism: If my child is self-absorbed and often engages in self-stimulation, how can I get him to make more eye contact and "stimm" less?

Ask the Expert: Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal for Kids?

Ask the Expert: Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal for Kids?

Rebecca Meyerson, a certified nutrition counselor, discusses the importance of breakfast for kids and teens and offers a few easy and quick breakfast ideas.

Ask the Experts: How Can I Keep My Child Physically Active During the School Year?

Ask the Experts: How Can I Keep My Child Physically Active During the School Year?

Keith and Jyl Camhi, founders of the children's gym Great Play, offer parents five easy ways to keep their kids active during the school year, from simply turning off the TV to making fitness a family effort. Read on for their advice.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Explain a Special Needs Diagnosis to My Child?

Ask the Expert: How Do I Explain a Special Needs Diagnosis to My Child?

We asked Melanie Pearl, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist and certified school psychologist based in Stamford, CT, how to explain a special needs diagnosis to the affected child, and, specifically, her advice on how to tell a child with Aspberger's Syndrome that he has been diagnosed with Aspberger's.

Ask the Expert: How to Make Your Child's Birthday Party a Success for Everyone Involved

Ask the Expert: How to Make Your Child's Birthday Party a Success for Everyone Involved

A local Youth Rabbi presents two easy ways to make your child's next birthday party or special occasion both meaningful and memorable, for the birthday girl and her guests.

Ask the Expert: How Valuable are Singing Lessons for Kids?

Ask the Expert: How Valuable are Singing Lessons for Kids?

If a child doesn't seem to have a natural talent for singing, are voice lessons really worth it? Professional singer and musician Patricia Shih says they are, for several reasons.

Ask the Experts: Can My Child Catch Ringworm from the Sandbox?

Ask the Experts: Can My Child Catch Ringworm from the Sandbox?

Could ringworm be lurking in your child's play area? We asked Dr. Philip M. Tierno, Jr., director of clinical microbiology and immunology at NYU's Langone Medical Center.

Ask the Experts: What to Know Before You Send Your Kids to Camp

Ask the Experts: What to Know Before You Send Your Kids to Camp

Whether it's your first or fifth round with summer camp this year, heed the advice from these local experts for less stress at the starting line.

Ask the Experts: How to Not Spoil Your Kids

Ask the Experts: How to Not Spoil Your Kids

Striking the right balance between providing the best things for your children and spoiling them can be difficult, so we asked experts in the New York metro area for their best advice for parents.

How to Avoid Being an Overprotective Parent: Advice from the Experts

How to Avoid Being an Overprotective Parent: Advice from the Experts

We asked New York metro area experts: "How can I avoid being overprotective of my child?" Check out their best advice on how to let your kids go - and grow!

Ask the Experts: What's Your Best Advice for Nervous New Dads?

Ask the Experts: What's Your Best Advice for Nervous New Dads?

We asked experts in the New York metro area, including pediatricians and psychologists, how new dads and fathers-to-be can overcome their anxiety about being a parent. Read on to benefit from their wisdom.

How Parents Can Deal with a Child Who Back Talks: Advice from the Experts

How Parents Can Deal with a Child Who Back Talks: Advice from the Experts

For kids, back talk is often a developmentally normal method of asserting independence from parents. We asked the experts on child discipline how parents can discourage this bad behavior.

Ask the Experts: How Can Moms Avoid Stress During the Holiday Season?

Ask the Experts: How Can Moms Avoid Stress During the Holiday Season?

To help parents find more joy in the most wonderful time of the year (and all year-round) we asked experts in the New York metro area what their best advice is for stressed-out moms.

Ask the Experts: What is Your Best Advice for Raising Self-Confident Children?

Ask the Experts: What is Your Best Advice for Raising Self-Confident Children?

Experts in the New York metro area offer their best advice on how to instill and cultivate self-confidence in your child.

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?

How to Deal with an Unruly or Rude Guest at Your Child's Birthday Party: Advice from the Experts

How to Deal with an Unruly or Rude Guest at Your Child's Birthday Party: Advice from the Experts

Even when you've planned and prepared till the cows come home, hosting your child's birthday party can have its moments of stress - especially when a guest becomes unruly or disruptive, threatening the fun for everyone. We've compiled advice from party experts in the New York metro area on the best way to deal with a rude party guest, so you'll be prepared to save the day when the time comes.

How to Deal with Schoolyard Antics: Tips from the Etiquette Expert

How to Deal with Schoolyard Antics: Tips from the Etiquette Expert

Our etiquette expert Elise Mac Adam, author of the new book "See Dick Bite Jane: A Think and Do Book for Parenting Predicaments Big and Small," helps parents handle some hairy schoolyard situations that you too might face.

Ask the Experts: Making the Case for Meningococcal Vaccine

Ask the Experts: Making the Case for Meningococcal Vaccine

Dr. Pramod Narula, chairperson of the Department of Pediatrics at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, discusses what parents need to know about meningococcal disease and its vaccine.

How to Partner with Your Child's Teachers: Advice from the Experts

How to Partner with Your Child's Teachers: Advice from the Experts

Education experts from around the New York metro area - including NYC, Long Island, and the suburbs - weigh in on how parents can establish a positive relationship with their child's teachers, thus ensuring their child's long-term success in school.

How to Ease Your Child's Transition Back to School: Advice from the Education Experts

How to Ease Your Child's Transition Back to School: Advice from the Education Experts

From transitioning your kids' sleep schedules in advance to maintaining some of the good habits they developed during the previous schoolyear, there are a few key things parents can do to help their children get their groove back. Check out the advice we collected from education experts in the New York metro area.

How to Encourage Your Child to Learn How to Swim: Advice from the Experts

How to Encourage Your Child to Learn How to Swim: Advice from the Experts

Every child should learn how to swim to reduce the risk of drowning. But whether due to fear of the water or uninterest in swimming, some kids don't want to get in the pool to learn. That's why we asked local experts in the New York metro area for their advice on the best way to encourage your child to learn how to swim.

How to Handle a Child's Frustration with Sports: Advice from the Experts

How to Handle a Child's Frustration with Sports: Advice from the Experts

As a parent on the sidelines, it can be challenging to watch your little competitor have a tough day on the field. That's why we asked local experts to answer the following question: How should I handle it when my child is frustrated or upset after a particularly bad day with sports?

How to Teach Teeth Brushing Basics to Young Children: Advice from Dental Experts

How to Teach Teeth Brushing Basics to Young Children: Advice from Dental Experts

Dental experts around the New York metro area weigh in on the best way to teach dental hygiene and habits to toddlers and young children.

How Parents Can Deal with Young Children's Separation Anxiety: Advice from the Experts

How Parents Can Deal with Young Children's Separation Anxiety: Advice from the Experts

When it comes to raising your kids, you want the best advice out there, which is why we turned to the experts. Will this summer be your little one's first camp experience? His first time away from home and his family? Prepare for separation anxiety at camp by reading the advice we've compiled from experts, including camp directors in your area.

Serve the Right Food at Your Child's Birthday Party: Tips from the Experts

Serve the Right Food at Your Child's Birthday Party: Tips from the Experts

Food at parties seems to be an increasingly challenging issue. Some parents have gone organic, while more kids are diagnosed with allergies and lactose intolerances, and then there is the old-fashioned picky eater. See what advice the experts had for parents about serving food at children's birthday parties.




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