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What is a Supplemental Needs Trust?

Ask an Attorney: Everything you need to know about a Special Needs Trust or Supplemental Needs Trust. Read more…

The benefits of therapy animals for special needs children

Special Needs: Therapy pets and their owners have found their calling in life by helping others. Read more…

Sticks and stones: Kinder, thoughtful words mean a lot

Autism: When you are parenting a special-needs child, you often encounter more than your fair share of unwanted advice and judgment. Read more…

Babies, head trauma, and scans

Family Health: Pediatric emergency medicine physicians follow a strict protocol in determining whether a child with head trauma should receive a head scan. Read more…

Put technology away and play

Behavior: Special activities that the whole family participates in can build lifelong memories for your children, and teach them important life skills. Read more…

Healthcare proxies — why do you need them?

Ask an Attorney: It’s important to understand the benefits of making healthcare proxy, because the alternative can be fraught with complexity and potential for conflict. Read more…

Know and flex your emotional intelligence muscles

Teens: How do you measure in the five components of emotional intelligence? Read more…

Strategies to help special-needs students with their homework

Homework: Here are some helpful techniques and suggestions from a speech-language pathologist. Read more…

Five (temporary!) parenting struggles

Teens: Rest assured, there will come a day when all the things you are going through right now will cease. Read more…

Becoming a ‘mother-by-love:’ Because ‘mother-in-law’ is so outdated

Legal: My first order of business as a mother-in-law is to replace this anachronistic moniker. Read more…

Little Makers Gingerbread Celebration at New York Hall of Science

Featured Event: Tots will enjoy making a mini gingerbread house and viewing Gingerbread Lane on Nov. 27. Read more…

A visit from Sinterklaas: St. Nicholas and Dutch treats at Lefferts Historic House

Featured Event: Learn how Dutch families prepared for winter and meet the man in red on Nov. 27. Read more…

There is help for varicose veins!

Healthy Living: Rest assured, you can get rid of the bulging purple or red veins so many women develop during pregnancy. Read more…

George Balanchine’s ‘The Nutcracker’ at Lincoln Center

Featured Event: The beloved holiday tradition is back from Nov. 25 through Dec. 31. Read more…

Give thanks for superfoods

Good Sense Eating: Many of us groan at the possible calorie disaster if we overeat our Thanksgiving meal, but many of the items on the table can be considered nutrient-rich superfoods. Read more…

Changing screen habits

Media: Is there life without electronics? Monitoring, guidelines, and parental controls in part two of our series. Read more…

Alex and the Kaleidoscope family concert at the Jewish Museum

Featured Event: Children 3 to 10 years old will enjoy this fun, interactive show on Nov. 20. Read more…

The 90th annual Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Day Parade

Featured Event: Children’s — and kids’ at heart — favorite holiday event is back! Read more…

He’s the boss: Tony Danza performs at Brooklyn College

Featured Event: The actor takes to the stage on Nov. 20. Read more…

Holiday Train Show at New York Botanical Garden

Featured Event: More than 150 city landmarks in miniature form greet visitors at this annual exhibit from Nov. 19 through Jan. 16. Read more…

A look at the costs and timeline of a mediation

Divorce & Separation: The first in a series of articles following a typical couple starting mediation. Read more…

Smart snacking for fall

Nutrition: The Snacking Mama offers a few easy tricks to transform your kids’ diets, which will help them power through their busy days while powering up their mood and immune systems. Read more…

Uniquely Rosie

Special Needs: A mother of a special-needs son uses their experiences to pen a series of thoughtful and creative books starring a pink hippo. Read more…

Educating boys

ADHD: Psychologist Leonard Sax gives his viewpoints on how the country’s education system has failed boys in the latest edition of his book “Boys Adrift.” Read more…

Good holiday ex-etiquette

Ten tips to peaceful solutions when coming together with your ex for holiday celebrations. Read more…

Wave Hill Fall Family Nature Walk with Gabriel Willow

Featured Event: Children can explore and discover the beauty and wonder of fall at Wave Hill. Read more…

‘Land of Cards’ Bangladeshi dance opera at Long Island University

Featured Event: Traditional Bangladeshi dance depicts the battle between bold new ideas and strict tradition in this performance at the Kumble Theater on Nov. 12. Read more…

Solve the ‘Mystery at Ginger Creek’

Featured Event: This interactive show on Nov. 12 is fun for the whole family. Read more…

Food, flowers and fun

Nutrition: Harvest ways to enjoy fall in the city with your family — from shows to a recipe for crafting turkeys out of Oreos. Read more…

The great homework debate

Homework: How can parents and teachers find the right homework balance for students and their families? Read more…

Boogie to the hits: Baby Loves Disco family-friendly dance party at BRIC

Featured Event: Toddlers, pre-schoolers — and parents — will love boogieing to the hits at this deejayed dance party on Nov. 12. Read more…

Pump smarter: New breastpump syncs to an app

New & Noteworthy: The new Bluetooth-enabled breast pump from Lansinoh has an app that makes record keeping for this labor of love easier and convenient. Read more…

When children have nothing to eat

Nov. 12–20 is Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week. Read more…

The disability vote: What the 2016 election means for those with special needs

Special Needs: People with disabilities are often overlooked in elections, but they represent the country’s largest minority group. Read more…

DIY science lab

New & Noteworthy: Science educator Jack Challoner’s latest book, “Maker Lab,” guides children and parents through interesting — and fun — experiments they can make in their own home. Read more…

Sonia De Los Santos and Elena Moon Park at Symphony Space

Featured Event: The musicians offer folk music from around the world on Nov. 5. Read more…

Run to help those with special needs

Featured Event: All ages and abilities are invited to attend and benefit children and adults with autism and special needs. Read more…

Rise and shine: Tasty, healthy breakfast burritos

New & Noteworthy: Good Food Made Simple’s line of frozen breakfast burritos come in a variety of flavors to quickly feed everyone from vegetarians to the bacon cravers. Read more…

Teen tech time: Digital Media Lab at Museum of the Moving Image

Featured Event: Dive into the world of Snapchat in this event on Nov. 4 and 18. Read more…

‘Hansel and Gretel’ a tasty treat

Featured Event: The siblings are lured into the woods by a pizza-loving witch! Read more…

Creativity Lab: Drop-in art workshop at the Brooklyn Museum

Featured Event: Experiment with materials and learn artistic techniques at this workshop on Nov. 6 and 27. Read more…

Politics and kids: The impact of the 2016 presidential election

Letter from the Publisher: One can only hope this circus-like election hasn’t affected our children with long-term negativity about politics. Read more…
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