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Ask the Expert: Advice for Coaching Your Child's Team

Ask the Expert: Advice for Coaching Your Child's Team

Soccer Friends USA co-owner and coach Sean Peckett kicks up great advice for coaching youth sports teams, from tips for coaching your own kids to promoting good sportsmanship for every athlete on the team.

Ask the Expert: What do I say when my child asks, 'When will I need to know this?'

Ask the Expert: What do I say when my child asks, 'When will I need to know this?'

Core subjects have real world applications in every child's future. Parents and teachers play an important role in motivating kids and helping them understand why school work is an investment.

'The Best Advice I Ever Got': How to Cope with a Special Needs Diagnosis

'The Best Advice I Ever Got': How to Cope with a Special Needs Diagnosis

Eleven parents of kids with special needs, all of whom have become experts in the special needs field, share the greatest wisdom they received that helped them cope after their children were diagnosed with disabilities.

Ask the Expert: What Safety Hazards Should I Keep in Mind When Buying Toys?

Ask the Expert: What Safety Hazards Should I Keep in Mind When Buying Toys?

Maja Djordjevic, M.D., director of pediatrics at Nyack Hospital, shares toy safety hazards to keep in mind to buy safe toys for young children and older children.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Explain to My Child That Teachers Are Sometimes Wrong?

Ask the Expert: How Do I Explain to My Child That Teachers Are Sometimes Wrong?

We spoke to Doris M. Aptekar, Ph.D., a Long Island-based psychologist, to get advice about how to explain to children that everyone makes mistakes and teachers are sometimes wrong without the student loosing respect for the teacher.

Ask the Expert: What Should I Do When My Toddler Tells Me She Hates School?

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.

Ask the Expert: Should My Child Specialize in a Single Sport?

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.

Ask the Expert: How To Choose A Guardian For Your Children

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.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Tell If My Child Has Food Poisoning?

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.

Ask the Expert: How Should a Parent Respond When a Child wants to Quit his Sports Team?

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.

Ask the Expert: Do You Recommend Mediation for Divorcing Parents of a Child with Special Needs?

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.

Ask the Expert: How Should I Treat My Child's Headache?

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.

Ask the Expert: What Makes a Pediatrician a Good Fit for My Family?

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.

Ask the Expert: What Should I Look For When Choosing a Pediatrician for My Family?

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.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Handle My Tween's Mysterious Halloween Behavior?

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.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Help My Child Get the Most Out of Tutoring?

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.

Investing in Your Child's Future: 529 College Savings Plans

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.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Remove Stuborn Halloween Makeup

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.

Ask the Expert: When Should I Get the TDAP Vaccine?

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.

Ask the Expert: What is Functional Disconnection Syndrome?

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.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Calm My Child Who is Afraid of the Doctor?

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.

Ask the Expert: What Is Multisensory Learning?

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.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Take the Best Photos of My Kids?

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 these tricks from a seasoned child photographer.

Ask the Expert: How Can Parents and Children Manage Anger?

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.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Help a Bully Manage Their Anger?

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.




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