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Ask the Expert: What Should I Do When My Toddler Tells Me She Hates School?
We spoke to Suzanne Boydstun, director of The Early Childhood Center at Memorial United Methodist Church in White Plains, about what to do when your toddler claims to hate school and tips to help with separation when a toddler starts preschool. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: Should My Child Specialize in a Single Sport?
Wondering if your child is too young to specialize in one sport? Monica Holmes, founder of a youth fitness consulting firm in Harlem, explains what age is best to begin specialization and why your child should try out multiple sports at first. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How To Choose A Guardian For Your Children
Attorney Laura J. Burns shares her insight about estate planning, from preparing the right documents to protect your family, to choosing a guardian for your children should an unforeseen circumstance occur. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Tell If My Child Has Food Poisoning?
It can be tough to tell the difference between food poisoning and a stomach bug, but doctors recommend similar treatment for both illnesses. Read on for tips from a pediatrician on how to treat food poisoning in kids and when to bring your child to the doctor. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Should a Parent Respond When a Child wants to Quit his Sports Team?
Sometimes kids outgrow a sport, and that's okay. We asked the owner of Soccer by Coach Fher how to navigate the transition if your athlete decides they want to quit the team. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: Do You Recommend Mediation for Divorcing Parents of a Child with Special Needs?
Many attorneys suggest mediation for parents who are divorcing. We asked H. Michael Stern, Esq., MSW, an attorney and certified mediator on Long Island, how mediation can help in a divorce, especially when a child with special needs is involved. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Should I Treat My Child's Headache?
Wendy Anderson-Willis, M.D., a pediatrician at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH, shares what causes headaches in children and the treatments for a child's headache. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Makes a Pediatrician a Good Fit for My Family?
We interviewed Hai Cao, M.D., a local pediatrician, to find out what qualities families should look for in a pediatrician, what to ask during a pediatrician meet-and-greet, and why his practice offers sick and well waiting rooms. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Should I Look For When Choosing a Pediatrician for My Family?
Sanjiv Shah, M.D., chief medical officer of Fidelis Care, shares what families should look for when choosing a pediatrician, what questions to ask a pediatrician during an interview, the qualities to look for in a pediatric office, and how to switch pediatricians. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Handle My Tween's Mysterious Halloween Behavior?
We spoke to Nicholas Strouse, LCSW, of Westport Family Counseling to get tips on handling tween's embarrassment of dressing up for Halloween, talking to your tween or teen about their inappropriate costume, and how to handle your teens mischievous Halloween behavior and pulling pranks on others. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Help My Child Get the Most Out of Tutoring?
We asked the experts at Tutors on Wheels for advice on how to help kids get the most out of their tutoring sessions, including how to motivate your child to do additional work at home. (read the story...)

Investing in Your Child's Future: 529 College Savings Plans
Saving money for your child's college education can be intimidating. We spoke to local experts from New York's 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan and CHET about 529 College Savings Plans, choosing investments, and more. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Remove Stuborn Halloween Makeup
We spoke to NYC dermatologist Ariel Ostad, M.D., to find out what kind of makeup to buy for children for Halloween, the best way to remove makeup, and how to prepare your child's face for makeup. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: When Should I Get the TDAP Vaccine?
Pertussis, or whooping cough, can be serious, even fatal, for infants. The best way to protect your newborn from whooping cough is to make sure your friends and family get the TDAP vaccine. We spoke to Margaret Stillman, M.D., about the TDAP, when you should get it, and how long pertussis is contagious. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What is Functional Disconnection Syndrome?
Mark Goldenberg, DC, DABCN, FACFN, a board-certified chiropractic neurologist who specializes in the treatment of learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADD, and autism spectrum disorders, describes Functional Disconnection Syndrome, as well as some of its symptoms and treatments. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Do I Calm My Child Who is Afraid of the Doctor?
Board-certified behavior analyst Jennifer Kourassanis-Velasquez shares expert tips to calm a child who is afraid of the doctor and prepare a scared child for a doctor's appointment. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Is Multisensory Learning?
Learn about the multisensory approach to teaching math and other subjects -- including the Orton Gillingham Method, which is used to teach reading and spelling -- as explained by Dr. Emily Levy, founder and director of EBL Coaching. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Take the Best Photos of My Kids?
Snap the best candid and posed shots of your kids at home with tricks from PhotoOp NYC photographer Robert DeSantos. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can Parents and Children Manage Anger?
Certified peer mediation specialist David Wolffe shares tips to help parents control their anger with anger management techniques, as well as how anger manifests itself differently in young and teen boys and girls. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Help a Bully Manage Their Anger?
Is your child a bully who needs help managing their anger? Is your child bullied, and your worried about how he deals with the anger he feels because of it? Certified peer mediation specialist David Wolffe shares tips to help bullies and the bullied deal with the anger they feel in a positive manner. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Anger Management Tools Work for Children with Special Needs?
Does your child with special needs need help managing their anger? Certified peer mediation specialist David Wolffe shares what anger management techniques help children with special needs manage and express anger in a positive way. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Do I Choose the Right Backpack for My Child?
Dr. Michael Cocilovo of New City Chiropractic Center offers 7 guidelines for choosing a good backpack or book bag for your child, to avoid back pain or back problems like scoliosis. Read his tips before you start your back-to-school shopping this year. (read the story...)

Tips and Tricks from FlatRate Moving for Do-It-Yourself Packing
Over the past 20 years, FlatRate Moving, the nationwide leader in the moving and storage industry, has compiled a list of nine tips and tricks to pack for a move, as well as tips on how to pack books, photos, fragile items, liquid containers, electronics, and more. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Should I Handle When My Children Roughhouse Play?
We spoke to Nyack-based psychologist Steven Lee, Ph.D., about the benefits of children participating in roughhouse play, as well as how to handle roughhouse play between girls and boys and how to handle overly aggressive roughhouse play. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Does Yoga Help Kids with Special Needs?
Lindsay Malejko, co-founder of Prasanthi Studio in Westchester, explains how yoga can benefit kids who have special needs, how yoga classes are modified for children with special needs, and why she recommends yoga for parents of kids with special needs. (read the story...)


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