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Ask the Expert: What Anger Management Tools Work for Children with Special Needs?

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.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Choose the Right Backpack for My Child?

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.

Tips and Tricks from FlatRate Moving for Do-It-Yourself Packing

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.

Ask the Expert: How Should I Handle When My Children Roughhouse Play?

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.

Ask the Expert: How Does Yoga Help Kids with Special Needs?

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.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Prevent My Child From Growing Up Too Fast During a Divorce?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Prevent My Child From Growing Up Too Fast During a Divorce?

After a divorce, children may worry about their parents and feel the need to take on adult responsibilities in the home. An expert offers advice on how to keep your children out of "grown-up problems" and help reduce their anxiety about the process.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Make Sure My Child is Safe When Riding Their Bike?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Make Sure My Child is Safe When Riding Their Bike?

President of Bike and Roll NYC Chris Wogas shares tips for staying safe on a bicycle, including the safety accessories every bike should have, how to tell if a helmet fits properly, proper bike seat positioning, and what to look for in a bike maintenance check before every ride.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Stay Safe While Riding My Bike in Traffic?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Stay Safe While Riding My Bike in Traffic?

Chris Wogas, the president of Bike and Roll NYC, shares tips for riding bikes with traffic and in large groups, as well as how some bike laws differ in each state.

The ABC's of Advocacy

The ABC's of Advocacy

A is for advocate, B is for b*&#!, C is for communication, concern, and compromise. One mother of a child with cerebral palsy taps 20 years experience to offer tips for getting results for your child without, well, becoming a "B."

Ask the Expert: How Should I Handle It When My Child Doesn't Meet Milestones on Schedule?

Ask the Expert: How Should I Handle It When My Child Doesn't Meet Milestones on Schedule?

When a child with special needs doesn't meet milestones "on schedule," it may affect his confidence. Here, the co-founder of a martial arts program for kids with autism and other disabilities offers tips on how parents can boost their child's self-confidence.

Ask the Expert: What Is Martial Arts Therapy and How Can it Help My Child?

Ask the Expert: What Is Martial Arts Therapy and How Can it Help My Child?

Dr. Alisha Griffith-Berkeley, co-founder of a specialized martial arts program in Brooklyn, explains what martial arts therapy is and how it can help children with special needs such as autism, ADHD, and sensory issues.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Prevent and Treat Sunburns?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Prevent and Treat Sunburns?

We spoke to dermatologist Elizabeth C. Smith, M.D., about preventing and treating sunburns, including SPF guidelines for children, how often you should buy sunscreen, and tips for applying sunscreen properly.

Ask the Expert: What Should I Look for in a School for My Child with Learning Disabilities?

Ask the Expert: What Should I Look for in a School for My Child with Learning Disabilities?

We asked Kevin Pendergast, Head of School at The Kildonan School, what a parent should look for when visiting a potential school for their child with learning disabilities and what aspects of a school help a child with LD thrive.

Ask the Expert: Why Is My Son Less Focused in School Than at Home?

Ask the Expert: Why Is My Son Less Focused in School Than at Home?

If a young child who is focused at home becomes distracted and unable to answer questions in school, there may be several explanations. An expert on ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders offers his insight and advice.

Ask The Expert: How Can I Keep My Child Academically Engaged This Summer?

Ask The Expert: How Can I Keep My Child Academically Engaged This Summer?

We asked Veronica Verdino, director of FasTracKids in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn how we can keep kids engaged in learning through the summer months, and how the gradual separation teaching style at FasTracKids can help enrich children academically.

Ask the Expert: Can Music Improve My Child's Reading Skills?

Ask the Expert: Can Music Improve My Child's Reading Skills?

A music therapist and award-winning children's musician explains how dancing to music and playing musical instruments may help improve a child's reading skills through the use of cross-lateral movement.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Set Limits on My Child?

Ask the Expert: How Do I Set Limits on My Child?

Setting limits on your child's behavior can be difficult. Here, a behavioral specialist explains why setting limits is important, when you should set limits, and how to set effective limits and consequences.

Ask the Expert: What Should I Do When My Child Gets a Bug Bite or Sting?

Ask the Expert: What Should I Do When My Child Gets a Bug Bite or Sting?

The warmer months bring more outdoor activities, and your family may often end up with bug bites and stings. Premier Care's Adhi Sharma, M.D., a board-certified medical toxicologist, shares tips to prevent bug bites and bee stings, how to remove ticks and bee stingers, the signs of Lyme disease and bee allergies, and how to select the right bug repellant.

Ask the Expert: Potty Training 101 with The Potty Whisperer

Ask the Expert: Potty Training 101 with The Potty Whisperer

The Potty Whisperer, Adriana Vermillion gives parents advice, tips, and information on potty training children, from what age children should begin potty training, to facing difficulties and challenges with the potty training process.

Ask the Expert: Should I Enroll My Shy Child in Musical Theater Classes?

Ask the Expert: Should I Enroll My Shy Child in Musical Theater Classes?

The education director of TADA! Youth Theater in Manhattan answers why it might be a good idea for parents to enroll a shy child in musical theater classes to help their development, why parents' support is essential in nurturing an artistic child, and the importance of "failing forward."

Why Your Child Should Should Learn to Ride a Balance Bike

Why Your Child Should Should Learn to Ride a Balance Bike

Skip the tricycle and training wheels and choose a balance bike to help your child learn how to ride a bike. Here's all you need to know about balance bikes, including how they work, tips for getting started, and answers to safety questions.

Ask the Expert: What Should I Do if My Teen is Missing a Tooth?

Ask the Expert: What Should I Do if My Teen is Missing a Tooth?

Whether your teenager was born with missing teeth or has lost teeth due to an injury, you may be wondering what your options are to replace his or her pearly whites. Here, a prosthodontist offers expert advice on dental implants for children.

Ask the Expert: What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech?

Ask the Expert: What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech?

Wondering about childhood apraxia of speech? An NYC-based speech-language pathologist weighs in on the pediatric speech disorder, explaining what apraxia is and how it's treated in children.

Ask the Expert: My Child Is 2 and Only Says a Few Words, Should I Be Concerned?

Ask the Expert: My Child Is 2 and Only Says a Few Words, Should I Be Concerned?

If your child is 2 years old and only says a few words, you may be concerned that he has a speech delay or disorder. Here, a Manhattan speech-language pathologist explains what parents should do in this case.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Get My Picky Eater to Try New Foods?

Ask the Expert: How Do I Get My Picky Eater to Try New Foods?

A therapist who treats children with feeding delays and disorders offers her tips for parents on how to get their picky eaters to eat new foods and try a variety of textures and tastes.




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