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Ask the Expert: How Can I Prevent Getting and Spreading Lice?
When your child's friend has lice, it's possible your child will get it too. Local experts share tips to prevent your child from getting lice, ways to prevent spreading lice if your child already has it, and the responsibility of schools, camps, and you in terms of informing others about your child's lice. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What are Ways to Cope with the Stigma of Lice?
If your child has lice, they might feel embarrassed. Local experts weigh in with what to say to your child so he can cope with the stigma of lice, as well as reasons why you shouldn't feel ashamed about him having lice. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Are the Various Treatments to Get Rid of Lice?
When your child has lice, your main concern is removing the head lice. We spoke to six local experts from Licenders, LiceXchange, Lice Miracles, Fairy LiceMothers, The Lice Lady of Westchester, and The Lice Expert of Dobbs Ferry/Westchester about the various chemical-free head lice treatments they offer. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Should I Know About Lice?
Local experts share what every parent needs to know about head lice, including signs your child might have lice, how often you should check for lice, what lice look like, when your child can be around peers, how much of your house needs to be cleaned, and whether lice carry diseases. (read the story...)

Ask The Expert: What Challenges Make it More Difficult for Children with Autism to Stay Fit?
Children with disabilities and special health care needs are more likely to be overweight or obese. Louise Weadock, founder of sensory gym WeeZee, The World of "Yes I Can," discusses fitness obstacles for children with special needs and the physical and social benefits of sensory integration. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: Is My Child With Learning Disabilities Being Accorded Test-Taking Accommodations?
Children with learning disabilities can be granted extra time for test taking to accommodate their needs. Rachel Asher, Esq. and Julie Gaughran, Esq., of Asher, Gaughran LLP offer tips to make sure those accommodations are honored, fair treatment for children with learning disabilities, and how to become a better advocate. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Does Sleepaway Camp Help Children With ADHD Develop Better Decision Making Skills?
Sending your child with ADHD to summer camp or a travel program can be nerve-wracking. Eugene Bell, Ed.M. of Summit Camp offers advice for parents on how to worry less about summer programs geared towards children with ADHD and special needs, and how sleepaway programs can help children with ADHD learn decision making skills. (read the story...)

Ask The Expert: How Can I Help My Child Become A Strong Leader?
We all want our kids to stand out in a crowd, be the leader of the pack, and most of all, be confident in their abilities to move forward in this world. But what about the quiet kids – can they be leaders? And how do we teach any child the skills they need to be a leader and the value of learning new things? We spoke to Shakeh Tashjian, the director of Dwight-Englewood School Summer Connections program in Englewood, New Jersey, to discover how to teach your child leadership skills and a love of learning for good measure! (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Do I Know if My Child Should See Multiple Therapists?
If your child has special needs, a comprehensive approach to treatment that includes multiple therapists and other professionals will likely lead to more effective treatment and a faster recovery. Here, a psychologist with more than 20 years experience explains how to know when a comprehensive approach is right for your child as well as the benefits and challenges of this type of treatment. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Make Sure My Child's Therapists Are Communicating?
When your child is receiving treatment from multiple therapists and professionals, communication is key. Here, a psychologist with more than 20 years experience offers advice on how to make sure your child's treatment team is talking often and communicating effectively. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Teach My Daughter to Avoid Unhealthy Weight Gain in College?
Benay Rubin, owner of SHE3 Well-Fitness Boutique in Fairfield, CT, spoke to us about ways for teens who are about to go to college avoid the freshman 15, including healthy eating habits and managing stress. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Help My Child Make a Habit of Practicing the Piano?
Many children find it dreadful and boring to practice the piano after the lesson is over. The executive director and founder of Music Simply Music on Long Island offers parents tips on how to get their children to make a habit of practicing the piano while enjoying it. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Often Should My Child Practice the Piano?
Parents spend a lot of money sending their kids to music or piano lessons, yet aren't sure if doing so is worthwhile, especially if practicing the piano is not enforced. Children who take piano lessons should also spend time practicing what they learned to make the lessons a good investment, according to founder of Music Simply Music, one of Long Island's largest music education companies. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What Genre of Music is Most Beneficial to Your Child's Overall Learning Ability?
Starting music classes at an early age is beneficial in the development of children's learning abilities. The executive director of The Diller-Quaile School of Music in Manhattan shares whether the type or genre of music your child listens to matters, or if all music has the same effects. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: At What Age Should You Enroll Your Child in Music Class?
Sending your children to music classes at an early age can be beneficial to their overall learning ability and development, but at what age should you start? Executive director of The Diller-Quaile School of Music in Manhattan offers some insight. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Does Early Music Education Affect a Child's Learning Ability?
During early childhood years, children develop at a faster pace than adults, and it is during this period of time that music education can impact a child's learning ability and development as the executive director of The Diller-Quaile School of Music in Manhattan shares. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Get Involved in My Community?
Getting involved in your community is a great way to find the support you may need from your nearby neighbors while showing your young children the importance of volunteering. The executive director of the JCC Mid-Westchester and a mom of two shares why families should volunteer and donate time to those who need it most. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: What are the Benefits of Inclusion Classes for My Child?
When your typically developing child is in a class or program with a child with special needs, the lessons they can both learn are invaluable. Executive director of the JCC Mid-Westchester and her staff share their insight on inclusion classes created for children of all abilities. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: How Can I Approach My Local Community Center When My Family's Needs Are Not Met?
Community centers serve as essential resources for its neighbors and aim to create an inclusive environment, though there are some who feel that their family's needs are not being met. The executive director of the JCC Mid-Westchester and her team offer suggestions on how to best advocate for your family and have your voice heard. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: I Feel My Child's Needs Aren't Being Met at the Community Center's Public Programs. What Can I Do?
Your local community center may be a hub of public programs and activities for your child. But what can you do if you feel the children's programming and activities do not meet your child's needs? The new executive director of the JCC Mid-Westchester and her colleagues offer advice. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: Can Damage to My Daughter's Teeth from Bulimia be Corrected?
Bulimia is an eating disorder that often involves vomiting, which can cause damage to the patient’s teeth over time. The American College of Prosthodontists and Kenneth S. Kurtz, D.D.S., FACP, a board-certified prosthodontist, offer dental advice for those who have or know someone who has bulimia, including how to evaluate the extent of the damage and whether it can be corrected. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)


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