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Adolescent dating and special needs

Teens: Starting to date is difficult for many teens, but certainly the challenges can be exacerbated for those with special needs. Read more…

Special-needs teens and dating

Parents Helping Parents: There is often more parental involvement, patience, and care needed with a special-needs child who is navigating her first potential boyfriend. Read more…

Giving voice to families impacted by autism

Autism: A new picture book, “Silent Voices,” by Barry Rudner, highlights the occurrence of autism, how it can afflict any child, and how it impacts families. Read more…

To the moon and back

Special Needs: Here are 10 ways to increase your family affection at home. Read more…

More ideas on showing your family some love

Special Needs: Need a few extra ideas on how to show affection? Read more…

Kidz Talk app tracks your child’s progress

Autism: An interview with Susan French, the developer of the speech aid app Kidz Talk. Read more…

Dealing with disappointment

Special Needs: How can parents help kids navigate a world that isn’t always fun or fair? Here are some age-by-age guidelines. Read more…

Exploring the great outdoors!

Toddlers: Toddlers, school-age children, and older teenagers with special needs can all benefit from learning outside. Read more…

Teens and autism

Autism: The major mountain to overcome during an autistic teen’s transition into adulthood is helping him coordinate independent living skills with a solid quality of life. Read more…

Trust your instincts

Autism: Feel more connected to your autistic child by going with, instead of against, him. Read more…

Ten reasons to make time for play

ADHD: As mammals, we appear to be hard-wired for play. Here are 10 reasons why play should be encouraged. Read more…

Seven habits of highly effective parents of special needs children

Special Needs: Tips to help parents of special-needs children parent with grace, balance, and energy. Read more…

Parenting a child with special needs? You have special needs, too!

Special Needs: This mother put her needs behind those of her special-needs child, and her other family members, until she learned that taking care of herself meant she could be a better caregiver. Read more…

How to take care of your needs

Special Needs: The more you take care of yourself, the better a caregiver you are to your special-needs child. Read more…

The benefits of special-needs camps

Travel: There’s a host of benefits children derive from attending camp, but for kids with special needs, those benefits are amplified. Read more…

Traditional vs. special-needs camps

Special Needs: Here are a few things parents should keep in mind before choosing a traditional or special-needs camp for their child. Read more…

How the new state budget affects you

Ask an Attorney: The state examined the impact of taxes on New Yorkers and passed a budget that will exempt almost 90 percent of all New York estates from estate tax. Read more…

Being responsible

Letter from the Publisher: We have to trust and want the best for our kids. It is important, however, to do the homework and not put forth blind trust. Read more…

Inhale calm, exhale fear

Special Needs: Taking deep breaths can calm a student’s mind and help him focus when he feels overwhelmed with schoolwork. Read more…

Take the sun, but avoid the burn

Family Health: Tips for avoiding the unwanted effects of sunburn. Read more…

The truth about stress

Letter from College: Stress is an inevitable part of life for people of all ages, and not all of it is bad. Read more…

‘Little Red’ rides into town

Featured Event: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre’s puppet-mobile is riding into a park near you. Read more…

Best-kept secret to boost your child’s motivation

When parental expectations are too high or too perfection-istic, children easily grow anxious and hypersensitive to criticism. Read more…

Synthroid not working?

Healthy Living: Many Hashimoto disease patients are finding that the medication Synthroid is not the only thyroid replacement pill that will treat their symptoms. Read more…

The new peer pressure

Growing Up Online: Peer pressure is nothing new, but research finds that social media can exacerbate the problem. Read more…

Meeting other parents in the big city

Parents Helping Parents: Being new to New York City can seem overwhelming, but there are ways to create a network of friends for both you and baby. Read more…

Food in bloom

Good Sense Eating: Add a pop of color to your family’s meals for spring. Read more…

Children learn how to protect our Earth

Featured Event: The beautifully presented puppet show is an inspirational tale for all children. Read more…

Cave diving with the insane

Death by Children: A vacation to Mexico introduced this family to what cave bats smell like. Read more…

PS 146 gets Green Flag for achievements

Education: The Brooklyn school was recognized by National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA program for conserving natural resources. Read more…

When parents don’t approve of the girlfriend or the music

Teens: Tips for parents to understand why their teens date people or listen to music they disapprove of. Read more…

How not to lash out at your toddler

Mommy 101: Her 2-year-old daughter’s sweet-and-sour behavior leaves this mom wondering, are all toddlers naturally a little bipolar? Read more…

Checklist for finding quality summer learning programs

Education: Teachers answer parents’ questions about educational summer camps, reading, and measuring. Read more…

How to tell when your child is ready for music lessons

Here are some steps for unlocking your child’s innate musicality and appreciation for music. Read more…

Learning about creative reuse through Materials for the Arts

The 36-year-old organization Materials for the Arts teaches children how to find new ways to use excess supplies. Read more…

Montessori education

Education: The head of the Brooklyn Heights Montessori School touches on what she believes the school offers today’s children. Read more…

Montessori’s 21-century skill teaching

Education: How the school cultivates students’ skills. Read more…

‘’Little Red’ puppet show in the park

Swedish Cottage puppeteers give fairytale a modern twist. Read more…

A puppet show celebrating Mother Earth through song and dance

Featured Event: Children learn how to prorect our Earth in this beautifully presented Shadow Box Theater show. Read more…

Are you a cool parent?

Lions and Tigers and Teens: How to keep up with your teen’s changes and culture without clumsily trying to be a teen yourself. Read more…

‘Cool parent’ dos and don’ts

Lions and Tigers and Teens: Here are some more tips for being a “cool” parent. Read more…

Mutual and other mistakes can stall a divorce

Divorce & Separation: The Hacketts were divorced: on January 12, 2006, the parties settled their divorce action and executed a written settlement agreement. Read more…

Families enjoy music, arts and crafts, and so much more at Greenwood Park

Featured Event: Family Day is back and bigger than ever. Read more…

Three ways to nurture creativity

Nutrition: Let your child’s originality shine through by modeling a creative life, prioritizing unstructured time, and exploring the kitchen with them. Read more…

Boost your child’s literacy skills with music

Education: Research and educators say sharing music with children can give them a boost when it comes to reading. Read more…

Music benefits teens’ literacy skills, too

Teens: Young children aren’t the only ones who may see an improvement in reading because of music. Music can help teens make connections to texts, too. Read more…

Missing kids awareness

May is Missing Kids Awareness Month, so it’s the prime time to renew your committment as a family to safety. Read more…

‘Under the Tangle’ premiere

Featured Event: Families go on a theatrical journey through mysterious wooded labyrinths in this charming Aily Citigroup Studio Theater productrion. Read more…

Daughter takes volunteering cue from her mom

Inspiring mother-daughter duo Matilda Cuomo and Maria Cuomo Cole have made a big difference in the lives of many New Yorkers. Read more…

ID your treasures at the AMNH

Featured Event: American Museum of Natural History invites visitors to bring in their specimens and objects for identification. Read more…

Kentucky Derby from A to Z

The Book Worm: Hand your 3-to-13-year-old horse lovers “D is for Derby” — they’ll want to read it, again and again. Read more…

Big book of vehicles for little drivers

The Book Worm: If your 3-to-5-year-old child loves anything with wheels, then he’ll love “The Ultimate Book of Vehicles From Around the World” by Ann-Sophie Baumann. Read more…

The play inspires children to protect our Earth

Featured Event: Children are inspired in this puppet production presented by the Shadow Box Theatre. Read more…

It all begins with mom

Just Write Mom: So many of us moms have become so absorbed in building a family that we have forgotten we owe it to ourselves to build a happy person from the inside out. Read more…

Happy Birthday, SONY!

Featured Event: Help celebrate SONY Wonder Lab’s 20th anniversary with fun tech-based activities. Read more…

Journey into Greek mythology

Featured Event: Learn about mythological titans at Onassis Cultural Center’s “”The Greek Monsters by Beetroot” exhibition. Read more…

Thirty days to a healthier social life

One day at a time, rev up your social skills for increased happiness and satisfaction for you and your family. Read more…

‘Cinderella’ with a magical twist

Featured Event: The fairytale from the godmother’s point of view! Read more…

Children celebrate Mother Earth

Featured Event: ‘The Earth and Me’ inspires children to protect our earth and keep it in balance and harmony. Read more…

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo

Featured Event: Children enjoy the music of Mexico with a dance concert performed by the Calpulli Mexican Dance Company at the Center for Performing Arts at the College of Staten Island on May 6. Read more…

Celebrating Mom on Mother’s Day

Fabulyss Finds: Treat mom to a FabULyss day in New York with our DivaMoms suggestions. Read more…

PS 122 essay contest winner in a class of her own

The Flushing first-grader was the grand prize winner in Be Kind People Project’s national essay-writing contest about kindness, acing competitors from Delaware to California. Read more…

Rock out to the Suzi Shelton Band

Featured Event: The Bell House hosts Suzi Shelton, her band, and guests on May 4. Read more…

The science of moms

Psychiatrists and neuroscientists are now able to measure the beneficial impact good moms have on their kids, resulting in children with a larger hippocampus, reduction of the stress hormone cortisol during intense situations, less drug addiction, and more. Read more…

Children explore the farm and learn about sheep shearing.

Featured Event: See wool being made at a spinning workshop when Queens County Farm Museum presents a sheep-shearing day. Read more…

Clang, clang, goes the trolly

Featured Event: First Fridays are back at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum. Read more…

‘Dear Albert Einstein’ at Theater 3

Making Books Sing makes math and reading fun for children. Read more…

Families celebrate 100 years of the Children’s Garden

Featured Event: Brooklyn Botanic Garden celebrates 100 years of growth. Read more…

Mother’s Day musings

Letter from the Publisher: Looking back on the maternal experience and wishing all moms a happy Mother’s Day. Read more…

Lizards, frogs and snakes - oh my!

Featured Event: Visitors learn all about the reptiles at the Blue Heron Nature Center. Read more…
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