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A new way of learning for children with special needs

Special Needs: A mother creates iPod apps to help her daughter learn Read more…

Dangerous book for boys

Raising Boys: One-on-one with Barry Lyga, author of ‘Archvillian’ Read more…

Have a jolly, stress-free holiday

Special Needs: Here are some tips to having a stress-free holiday if you and your child with special needs will be visiting friends and family. Read more…

Powwow wow!

Experience Native American culture on Nov. 24 Read more…

Being an effective, affectionate communicator

Our Relationships: How to talk about what’s bothering you without falling into traps Read more…

Feed the beasts!

Featured Event: Zoo animals — and humans — get a special treat on Nov. 21 Read more…

Reach the roach

“La Cucarachita Martina” at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater. Read more…

Taking the fear out of peer pressure

Family Health: How you can prevent your children from falling under the influence of negative peer pressure. Read more…

Get baked

Pastry Chef Newton Pryce has some tips for you at Wave Hill Read more…

When texting replaces talking

Teens: Teaching your texting teens public speaking skills can give them the edge they need for job interviews. Read more…

Talking to your teenager about her sexual orientation

Parents Helping Parents: Ways you can make your teen comfortable about opening up to you. Read more…

Dating and the single parent

Single Parenting: Dating can be complicated - especially when there are children involved. Here are some ways to get yourself out there in the world of dating. Read more…

Youth in revolt

Teens: From the time children are babies they are trying to break free. As soon as toddlers can stand and take their first wobbly steps, they start to run. Invariably, they run away, racing out into the world, arms outstretched — not to brace for the inevitable fall, but to grab the world in their hands. Kids are like that: craving independence, every step of the way. Read more…

Children, adolescents, substance abuse and the media

Family Health: You may be working to get your children to “just say no” to drugs, but movies and television are working against you - to get them to “just say yes.” Read more…

The healthy side of Thanksgiving

Good Sense Eating: Thanksgiving dinner may be healthier than you realize Read more…

Pulled from the pages

Featured Event: At the Brooklyn Public Library, some of the best material isn’t on the shelves — it’s on the walls. Read more…

Nine websites to help you spend less on making merry

Growing Up Online: Knowing you got the most out of every dollar is a little gift for yourself in Decemeber. Read more…

Is the baby sitter too close? 

Twice the Advice: Next-door-neighbor’s kiss on the mouth has this mom worried. Read more…

Sounding the Trumpette

New & Noteworthy: This winter, warm up those little toes with socks from Trumpette. Read more…

Ready, set, teach!

New & Noteworthy: As your child grows, Teach My Toddler’s products grows with him. Read more…

The giraffe you just gotta have

New & Noteworthy: This little guy — well, girl — is hardly new, but for brand new mothers, she’s a must-have. Read more…

Your favorite new toy

New & Noteworthy: Don’t let the name fool you — Jellycat isn’t about jelly, or cats. Read more…

Anything but boring bookends

New & Noteworthy: This bookend is wildly cute. Read more…

Theater that floats!

Featured Event: Catch the wave at Kingsborough Performing Arts Center! Read more…

Clowning around

Featured Event: Clown around with Irondale this month. Read more…

Bufferflies a-flutter

Featured Event: The butterflies are back! Read more…

Red, rhythm, and rhyme

Featured Event: Little Red Riding Hood gets re-imagined at Queens Theatre in the Park. Read more…

Daring literature

Featured Event: “I’ve left some clues for you. Read more…

Fall, the flu and your child’s health

Family Health: Get vaccinated now to protect against winter’s pain Read more…

Thankful for my mother-in-law

Newbie Dad: I’m not afraid to admit that I love my mother-in-law Read more…

Transition brings trying times for treasured toys

Cinematters: Have a family movie night with “Toy Story 3” Read more…

Sing along with ‘Auntie Mame’

Bayside’s Bay Ridge Jewish Center presents the classic musical. Read more…

The benefits of yoga for children

Yoga for children? It can help your child in more ways than you think. Read more…

Learning about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD: You may have noticed that your child’s grades are inconsistent, and after the usual nightly conflict, his homework is only partially done. Everyone is frustrated and you’re convinced he’s lazy and not meeting his full potential. Read more…

Giving thanks this holiday season

Letter from the Publisher: Every society has a designated day for giving thanks. Our day, in November, is perhaps my favorite holiday. It’s truly a national holiday and, while celebrated on different days in different lands, an international holiday in spirit. It’s a day on which we count our abundance, whatever that amounts to. Read more…

Finding the right school for your child

Brooklyn: Parents must take the time to explore all the school options and deem which fit their child. Read more…

Supernanny comes to Brooklyn

Elementary: Reality star Jo Frost gets A+ from Bed-Stuy students Read more…

Bet your bottom dollar ‘The Butt Book’ is a lot of fun

Author Artie Bennett really gets to the bottom of things in his children’s tome, “The Butt Book,” a clever and unique work that’s sure to delight both kids and adults. Read more…

Can you be seen with your teen?

Lions and Tigers and Teens: Your teen doesn’t want to be seen in public with you - is this normal? Read more…

Consider foster care adoption

Adoption: Adoption is easier than you think. You can give a child a safe and loving home. Read more…