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Secrets to Successful Co-Parenting

Secrets to Successful Co-Parenting

You've heard it all before: Divorce hits the kids hardest. Parents and experts agree that kids suffer less when both parents remain active in their children's lives. Here are some tricks and tips to ensure that each family member stays sane and hap...

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Tips from a Divorcee on Successful Co-Parenting

A local mom deals with the pangs of guilt when her kids visit their dad, from whom she is divorced, and shares what helps her get through the tough times.

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Assistive Technology: What to Ask Colleges

Assistive Technology: What to Ask Colleges

When your college-bound teen relies heavily on assistive technology (AT) to compensate for his or her learning disability, it's imperative to know what to ask colleges, beginning with the laws as it relates to assistive technology.

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How to Get Assistive Technology in College

Many students with learning disabilities rely on assistive technology (AT) to help improve functional abilities, and these tools have to be left behind at the school once students graduate, making the transition into college a challenge. Here is in...

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Goals for Personal Growth After Divorce

Divorce may be extremely painful, but it also forces a unique opportunity for personal growth. The very fact a divorce is occurring serves as a tangible indicator that something is very wrong which must be addressed. Issues may have been overlooked...

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Tips for Parents: How to Handle Awkward Birthday Party Situations

Here's help in handling the trickiest birthday party conundrums, including divorced parents; birthdays for twins and multiples, adopted children, and those that fall on holidays; and summer birthdays.

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What to Do When You Suspect Your Child Has a Developmental Disability

If you suspect your child has a developmental disability, follow these valuable tips from a psychologist with more than 25 years experience in the special needs field. Early recognition of signs is key.

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Learning Disabilities: Know Your Child's Rights

A learning disability diagnosis can usher in a challenging time for your family. But understanding the law and what your child is entitled to can spell success for the future.

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Family Resource Centers Offer Free Information and Support to NYC Residents

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene funds nine Family Resource Centers (FRCs) throughout New York City, which opened last fall and now offer a full menu of services to local families.

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Wish You Were Here!: How to Keep Kids Close to Distant Relatives

When your relatives don't live right around the corner, heed our tips to help your kids stay close to them in other ways.

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The Happy Stepmother: How to Keep Your Family Harmonious, Even During the Holidays

Rachelle Katz, a family therapist and stepmother herself, offers advice for stepmoms on how to set boundaries and keep your blended family harmonious, even during holidays.

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A Guide to Planning Ahead for Your Child with Special Needs: Services and Care Options After High School and Beyond

Parents of children with autism and other special needs must prepare in advance for their kids' well-being and long-term care. Consult our guide for advice from special needs experts on the services and options available to your child after high sc...

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New Book Promises to Transform Your Relationship

In her new book, to be released on October 12, Fight Less, Love More: 5-Minute Conversations to Change Your Relationship without Blowing Up or Giving In (Rodale), couples expert Laurie Puhn explains the simple strategies that can immediately impro...

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Tips for Buying and Selling a Home with Family in Tow

Considering a move? Here's a primer for families looking to dip into the real estate market, with advice on buying, selling, financing, and how to get the timing right.

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Life Insurance: What Does Your Family Need?

The death of a parent can leave families in financial turmoil. Read our tips for selecting a life insurance plan that's right for your family.

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Smart Money for Single Parents

Check out these tips from finance guru Kara Stefan, single mom and author of "Head of Household: Money Management for Single Parents."

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10 Tips for Stepfamily Sanity this Holiday Season

Wednesday Martin, Ph.D., author of "Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do," offers ten tips for stepfamilies to make this holiday season a smoother and more enjoyable one for everyone.

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Dating with Children

Internet dating, hookups, blind dates, and the odd booty call -- how does this cornucopia of dating delights mesh with your role as a mom and caregiver to your kids?

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When Your Child’s Injury Justifies Legal Action

In spite of our vigilance, we can't always keep our children out of harm's way. They may be hurt due to circumstances beyond our control.

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Blending Families for the Holidays

The holidays can be particularly difficult for divorced or stepfamilies. Jeannette Lofas, founder of Stepfamily Foundation, Inc. in NYC, offers these tips for helping the holidays go smoothly...

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Should You Insure Your Children?

Many people find the idea of insuring their children to be somewhat distasteful—or downright offensive. But purchasing a permanent life insurance policy for your child today could give them a financial head start tomorrow.

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As Your Child Grows, Consider a Health Care Proxy

An HCP is a critical component of any estate plan since, without it, the ability to make health care decisions for you, particularly in emergency and life-threatening situations, can be significantly impeded.

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Single Parenting : Kids in the Middle

Divorce is stressful for a family. If there are children involved, the situation is even more heartbreaking.

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When Divorce Moves on to Dating

With divorce rates over 50 percent, chances are a parent will start dating and considering new relationships while their children are still in the home.

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How to Keep Kids Out of Divorce Court

Say hello to the NYC Family Court Mediation Program.

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Dealing With Divorce During The Holidays

It can be difficult for kids to cope with the divorce of their parents at any time of year, but the holidays can be especially challenging

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Divorce Dilemma – Can I Still Qualify For A Home Loan?

Jill walked out of the lender’s office with the crash of her collapsing dream ringing in her ears. “I’m sorry, but you just don’t qualify for this home,” her loan officer had informed her.

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After divorce...Surviving the Holidays

Divorce. I have been there and done that, along with 19 million other adults in this country. Although it has lost some of its stigma over the years, divorce hasn't lost any of its heartache. As a divorced parent, nothing is more heartbreaking than...

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The New Face of Divorce: A kindler, gentler approach (if possible)

Every other Friday evening, Sherrie*, a New York City mom, leaves work with a small suitcase. Inside are her clothes and toiletries for a weekend away. But her destination is not a country inn or a beach house, but rather the apartment in the city ...

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