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Kars4Kids Launches Kids4Kars “Kid Donation” Awareness Campaign on April Fools’ Day
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 01, 2014

As an awareness campaign to encourage parents to focus on their children when spending time with them, national car donation charity Kars4Kids announced the launch of its new division Kids4Kars, a kid donation program, on April Fool's Day.


4 Tips for Creating a Healthier Easter for Kids
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 28, 2014

Chocolate bunnies aren't exactly the healthiest Easter treat, but that doesn't mean they should be withheld altogether. Childhood obesity expert, Dr. Dyan Hes, offers 4 tips to creating healthier Easter baskets that kids will love.


Less Doing, More Living: Q-and-A with author Ari Meisel
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 28, 2014

In his book Less Doing More Living, author Ari Meisel outlines a series of 21st century life-hacks designed to help individuals manage stress and spend more time doing the things they enjoy.


NYMetro Special Parent Spring/Summer 2014 Table of Contents
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 24, 2014

The Spring/Summer 2014 issue of NYMetro Special Parent magazine focuses on The Future for children with disabilities and their families. Read essays, profiles of local individuals with special needs, and helpful articles on transitioning from pediatric to adult health care, adult housing for those with disabilities, the value of overnight respite, and much more.


The Future for Children with Special Needs: Four Unique Perspectives
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 21, 2014

A young girl with autism, a sibling to two brothers on the spectrum, and two parents of children with disabilities share their unique perspectives on what the future will be like for their loves ones with special needs.


How to Build a DNA Kit for Your Child
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 20, 2014

Having a current child ID kit enables parents to provide immediate and essential information for the search, recover, and rescue of a missing child. Follow these tips to build a DNA kit for your child.


The Best of the Rest of the Web: Max Gamer, an Accessible Icon, and Celebrating Small Milestones
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 20, 2014

From the NYMetro Special Parent Spring/Summer 2014 issues comes a selection of thought-provoking quotes about special needs parenting, including one dad's take on miniscule milestones, optimism about autism, and an introduction to the new accessible icon.


Attend Free Comic Book Day At Local Comic Shops
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 19, 2014

Attend Free Comic Book Day at local comic shops on Saturday, May 3 for free comic books and fun activities.


Everyday Heroes: Inspiring Individuals with Disabilities
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 18, 2014

Meet seven area individuals whose special needs, from cerebral palsy to Down syndrome, have not defined them. Their families deserve plenty of credit for their achievements, for sure, yet it's their heart, determination, and personality that deserve to be emulated.


Everyday Heroes: Meet Courtney Raible
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 18, 2014

Busy, busy: With a four-day-a-week job, a regular volunteering gig, volleyball, bingo, theater, and more, this developmentally delayed young lady is never bored, and always determined.


Everyday Heroes: Meet Joshua Eber
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 18, 2014

Joshua Eber, an accomplished Rockland-based actor who happens to have Down syndrome, is a role model and a downright happy guy. Joshua has defied many medical expectations throughout his life in order to pursue his passion for performing.


Camp Fire USA Encourages Adults to Celebrate Children
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 18, 2014

On what has been dubbed Absolutely Incredible Kid Day, Camp Fire USA, a national youth program, asks adults across America to write a letter to encourage kids in their lives.


Eastern Jungle Gym Swing Set Giveaway
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 13, 2014

Eastern Jungle Gym, a leading manufacturer of cedar swing sets, is kicking off their "Swing Into Spring" swing set giveaway contest. Read below for your chance to win an Eastern Jungle Gym swing set.


NYMetroParents Wins 16 Awards at 2014 Parenting Media Association Banquet
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 11, 2014

NYMetroParents was recognized by the Parenting Media Association with 16 excellence awards at its 2014 Editorial and Design Awards Competition banquet in Philadelphia. This is a record-high number of PMA awards for NYMetroParents.


2014 Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship by Shire
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 10, 2014

Shire, a company dedicated to helping those with life-altering conditions lead better lives, has added two scholarships to their 2014 Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship. In memory of Michael Yasick, the awards will go to students who are 25 years of age and older and are attending or returning to college as undergraduates.


Overnight Respite Programs for Children with Special Needs in the NYC Area
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 10, 2014

If your child has special needs, an overnight respite program can provide some much needed relief. Here, we put together a list of places that offer overnight respite for children in the NYC area, including Long Island and Westchester, Rockland, and Fairfield counties.


'Avonte's Law' to Provide Free GPS Tracking for Children on the Autism Spectrum
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 06, 2014

The disappearance of a nonverbal Queens boy prompted a New York Senator to introduce "Avonte's Law," legislation that would provide GPS tracking free of charge for children on the autism spectrum.


Regular Family Routines May Impact Children's Social-Emotional Health
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 04, 2014

A study at the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University shows that children who sped time with their family reading books or eating dinner have higher social-emotional health, which translates to children's success in school and life.


Young NYC Tennis Players Set a Guinness World Record in Queens
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 04, 2014

More than 400 young tennis players from across NYC set a Guinness World Record on March 2 for the largest tennis lesson, which they played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens.


What is Panic Disorder and How Can I Cope?
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 04, 2014

Six million American adults suffer from sudden panic attacks each year. Francine Rosenberg, Psy.D., shares the symptoms of panic attacks and panic disorder, as well as ways to cope with panic attacks and panic disorder.


Top Six Reasons Why Kids Choose to Smoke
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 04, 2014

Michael Popkin, Ph.D., spokesperson for Real Parents Real Answers, a campaign to prevent kids from smoking, shares six reasons kids choose to smoke cigarettes.


NYC Students Featured in First-Ever White House Student Film Festival
by NYMetroParents Staff - March 03, 2014

Two second-grade students from SciTech Kids in Manhattan traveled to Washington, DC to meet President Obama and debut their short film about STEAM in the classroom at the first-ever White House Student Film Festival on Feb. 28.


The Best of the Rest of the Web: Sunny Days, Family Vacations, and The Good Mother Myth
by NYMetroParents Staff - February 28, 2014

From the NYMetroParents March 2014 issues, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting quotes about parenting. This month features Mommy Shorts' musings on family vacations, an excerpt from "The Good Mother Myth," one mom's hope for sunny days ahead, and more.


Family Services of Westchester’s RideConnect Program Extends Services
by NYMetroParents Staff - February 26, 2014

Family Services of Westchester's RideConnect program has been awarded renewed funding through 2017 and extended its services to five new towns in the county, including Cortlandt, New Castle, Ossining, Peekskill, and Yorktown.


Tips for Safe Ice-Skating
by NYMetroParents Staff - February 25, 2014

Dr. Attilio Pensavalle gives safety tips on preventing ice-skating injuries when taking your kids ice skating.



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