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Eating clean

Nutrition: Can diet changes help neurocognitive disorders? Read more…

Help your kids stay on track this school year

Education: Students with learning issues can overcome challenges with systematic, step-by-step educational solutions. Read more…

Find the source

Behavior: Dr. Marcie Beigel helps parents determine the trigger of their child’s problem behaviors, so they can parent more effectively. Read more…

Finding support online

Special Needs: Facebook support groups supply fundamental encouragement, knowledge, and understanding for parents of special-needs children. Read more…

The right ‘type’ of listener

Special Needs: When you interact with a parent whose child has type-1 diabetes, follow these tips, so you can be a supportive friend to the family. Read more…

‘Eight’ is enough

ADHD: Cindy Goldrich’s new book provides a guide to help parents handle the everyday challenges of raising a child with ADHD. Read more…

Moving forward

Toddlers: Strategies to enhance speech and language development with infants and toddlers. Read more…

Long winter’s night

Family Health: Your child’s change of behavior at the beginning of the school year, combined with sleepiness, lack of interest, and isolation may be symptoms of something more than typical teenage moodiness. Read more…

How long would mediation take?

Divorce & Separation: Where would you and your spouse land on the length of mediation spectrum? Read more…

Protecting your online legacy

Ask an Attorney: Taking the time to organize passwords and log in information for all your digital accounts will, in the long run, assure your documents and memories end up in the right hands after your death. Read more…

‘M is for Money’ is a good deal

The Book Worm: “M is for Money: An Economics Alphabet” gives 8- to 11-year-old kids a thorough lesson in supply and demand, taxes, and other facets of economics in terms that they’ll understand. Read more…

A lesson in sportsmanship

The Book Worm: Young athletes will enjoy hearing a tale of working together in “Little Shaq,” inspired by actual events in the childhood of legendary ball player and author Shaquille O’Neal. Read more…

Having ‘the talk’

Parents Helping Parents: Advice on how to broach sexual topics with preteens. Read more…

Dealing with distraction

Growing Up Online: Many parents are conscientious about making rules for when and how kids can use technology. But what about rules for parents? Read more…

Channel their energy

ADHD: Tips on how to help your child maintain positive behaviors while adjusting to long school days and less time to play outside. Read more…

Signs of hearing loss in children

Education: Plus a few games to enhance children’s math skills, and questioning whether teacher bonuses really do improve students’ achievement. Read more…

Labor of love

Letter from College: Take time to give thanks to the everyday heroes who work hard to support their families in more ways than one. Read more…

The humbling workout

Dad Stuff: A daddy-daughter workout to lose a few pounds is much more than what this dad had in mind. Read more…

Hostess with the mostest memories

Nutrition: When she invites family and friends to join her around her table, this mom reaps priceless anecdotes. Read more…

Nano demos at Sony

Featured Event: It’s hands-on nanoscience to learn just HOW small is small. Read more…

These ‘Ends’ are up

New & Noteworthy: The new CD from Andrew & Polly, “Odds & Ends,” is packed with silliness, delicious word play, and countless deftly played instruments. Read more…

Creating a seasonal meal to share

Nutrition: A few tips on updating classic fall recipes and how to get everyone in the kitchen. Read more…

It’s the Thanksgiving Day Parade

Featured Event: Take in all the sights of this grand tradition featuring with balloons, entertainers, and and a special guest. Read more…

Let the help come in

Letter from the Publisher: It’s impossible to do without help and support from a wide array of knowledgeable trained professionals. Read more…

Keep it or toss it?

Good Sense Eating: What do sell-by, best-by, and use-by really mean? Read more…

The misdiagnosed ‘impossible child’

Behavior: Parents, teachers, and doctors are pressed to find answers for children diagnosed with behavioral disorders and to medicate them. But what if there is another disorder no one is considering? Read more…

Giving thanks

Nutrition: Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for all you have and spend quality time with family in New York City. Read more…

Divorce: How to tell the kids

How should you break the news to your children that your marriage is ending? Read more…

Boys, guns, and violence

Raising Boys: As yet another mass shooting is carried out by a man, it’s time to take a look at what we as a society teach boys about managing their emotions. Read more…

Understanding premature births

Babies: Learn about premature births and organizations that strive to help families of babies born “too soon.” Read more…

Beam me up, Smartie!

New & Noteworthy: The new board game from Think Fun, Laser Maze Jr., blows traditional ones away with its working laser beam and 40 logic challenges. Read more…

To vitamin or not to vitamin — that is the question

Nutrition: When it comes to deciding whether or not vitamin supplements are necessary for their children, parents are divided. Read more…

Pushing past disabilities

Dyslexia: Four young people talk candidly about battling their disabilities and the deficiencies of the special education system and the program that helped them to enroll — and shine — in college. Read more…

Ready for another?

Healthy Living: Five questions to ask yourself before adding another child to your family. Read more…

Stroll through Gingerbread Lane

Featured Event: Marvel at the creative confections of Chef John Lovitz at the New York Hall of Science. Read more…

Does your child require special services in school?

Autism: If your child is living with a diagnosed disability, she is entitled to receive help at school. Here is some information as to how you can get the assistance your child deserves. Read more…

Put a stop to procrastination

Thirteen tips to help parents help their children end their proscrastinating ways. Read more…

After a miscarriage: How to provide support

Miscarriage: Advice from the perspective of a woman who has miscarried, to help you support a family member or friend who has lost a child. Read more…

Embrace Autism special circus performance

Featured Event: Families with special-needs children are invited to enjoy this specially adapted performance of “The Grand Tour” on Nov. 17. Read more…

Big message for little kids

Featured Event: Children in Pre-K through second grade learn about bullying in “Little is Big,” an undersea puppet musical adventure from Nov. 12 to Dec. 23. Read more…

Hit the holidays with the Laurie Berkner Band

Featured Event: Enjoy an early seasonal concert at Theatre at Westbury on Nov. 15. Read more…

Love should always be safe

Teens: The second in our two-part series about young people and dating violence. Read more…

Calling all book lovers

Featured Event: The annual Children’s Book Fair on Nov. 14 features author readings and art activities. Read more…

Play ball!

New & Noteworthy: Eeboo has improved upon the classic design of a toy ball to make it irresistable to baby’s little hands. Read more…

A brave new world

LGBT Parenting: Laws are gradually changing in favor of the same-sex community, and the conversation is expanding toward a more complex topic: same-sex couples and adoption. Part I in a two-part series. Read more…

The world of ‘Strega Nona’ comes to life

Featured Event: Enjoy a special reading of the classic book by the legendary author Tomie dePaola at BBAM cafe. Read more…

Positive memories about a childhood captured on negatives

This writer waxes nostalgic about the Kodak Brownie Hawkeye, which taught her some valuable lessons about patience, responsibility, and more. Read more…

Start a new tradition

Featured Event: Enjoy a learning concert with puppets featuring teaching artists Ora and Yoshie Fruchter. Read more…

The pleasures of returning to work

Working Moms: After 14 years as a stay-at-home mom, this writer returns to a full-time office job. Read more…

Hop aboard the Holiday Express

Featured Event: Take a tour of the Toys and Trains exhibit and learn interesting facts about the transportation on Nov. 7 and 22. Read more…

Ride through miniature New York City

Featured Event: Take the ride and view miniature landmarks at the New York Botanic Garden’s annual Holiday Train Show. Read more…

The magic of ‘Disney on Ice’

Featured Event: Enjoy all the Disney favorites singing and skating at the Barclays Center. Read more…

Alex and the Kaleidoscope Band

Featured Event: Children of all ages will enjoy this colorful, musical adventure on Nov. 7. Read more…

Help Jasper get his ball back

Featured Event: Enjoy this brand-new puppet musical at Symphony Space. Read more…

Neighborhood Concert series

Featured Event: A free concert from Israeli guitarist Gilad Hekselman on Nov. 6. Read more…

Spoiler alert!

New & Noteworthy: New secret agent gift set helps parents ease a child’s transition into being a Seasonal Secretkeeper after the “mysterious, maybe awful truth” of magical beings such as the Easter Bunny have been revealed. Read more…

Explaining menstruation to a special-needs daughter

Special Needs: Explaining periods to a daughter with special needs is much the same as preparing a daughter without special needs. Parents should initiate the conversation when their daughters turn 10. Read more…

An extra Halloween treat

Featured Event: Catch Rolie Polie Guacamole at Jalopy Theatre on Nov. 1. Read more…

Giving thanks every day

Letter from the Publisher: Each day is reason to be thankful. Read more…

Special-education school vs public

Parents Helping Parents: Advice for parents trying to decide between a special-education school vs an inlcusion program in a public school. Read more…
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