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The misunderstood child

An organization started by a New York mom offers a helping hand to those who struggle with nonverbal learning disability. Read more…

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

Spoiled brats: The art of saying ‘no’ to your child

Mental Health: Accepting a “no” answer is a critical skill for all children. Start teaching this now. Read more…

Advice for finding a caregiver for your special-needs child

Special Child: Here are some important criteria to look out for when hiring a caregiver for your special-needs child. Read more…

Understanding variations in toddlers’ nap times

Toddlers: Often, the more we want our baby to nap, the less he will, and other sleep-related mysteries are considered by pediatrician Dr. Perry Klass and sleep scientist Dr. Monique LeBourgeois. Read more…

Math dyslexia has a name: Dyscalculia

Special Child: Does your child struggle with math? It could be dyscalculia. Read more…

A resolution to consider: Estate planning

Ask an Attorney: Issues to consider before meeting with an estate-planning attorney. Read more…

Got nutrition? Tips for handling picky eaters

Good Sense Eating: What can you do if you suspect your child has avoidant or restrictive food intake disorder? Read more…

Optimize your fertility: Seven dos and don’ts to help women conceive

Healthy Living: Yale University’s Dr. Mary Jane Minkin offers advice on how women can optimize their health and increase their chances of becoming pregnant. Read more…

Avoid choking hazards during the holidays

Family Health: The holidays are an exciting time for young children. By knowing the risks and precautions you can take to make sure he doesn’t choke on small objects or foods, your family can have a happy and safe holiday season. Read more…

A sample mediation session addressing custody concerns

Divorce & Separation: Part 2 of a series exploring what a real-life divorce mediation looks like. Read more…

Ooh, aah: New Year’s Eve dazzling fireworks display at Grand Army Plaza

Featured Event: Enjoy the night sky lit up at Grand Army Plaza on Dec. 31. Read more…

‘Kids and Yiddish’ Hanukkah show at Museum of Jewish Heritage

Featured Event: It’s 10 percent Yiddish, 90 percent English, and 100 percent fun! Read more…

Celebrate Hanukkah with fun art activities at the Jewish Children’s Museum

Featured Event: Enjoy Hanukkah activities from Dec. 25 to Jan. 1. Read more…

New Year’s resolutions: Tips for a successful 2017

Mental Health: Habits, attitudes, and behaviors to leave behind in 2016. Read more…

Celebrating holidays in our own way — and allowing others to do the same

Holidays: Whatever holiday we celebrate — religious or not — and however we choose to celebrate it, we must respect the rights of others to celebrate theirs in their own ways. Read more…

Sticks and stones: Kinder, thoughtful words mean a lot

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

Forgiveness for the non-sporting soul: Supporting your kids’ passions — whatever they may be

There may come a time in a parent’s life when she has to realize her son is not going to be the athlete she dreamed about. Read more…

Calpulli Community dance and music performances at Flushing Town Hall

Featured Event: Children and adults will perform folk dances from across Mexico in this Dec. 18 event. Read more…

Ho, Ho, Hanukkah: Tips on celebrating Hanukkah and Christmas for interfaith families

Forget the “December dilemma” this holiday season. Read more…

The holiday season in Manhattan

Holidays: All of the fun ways to enjoy December in the city with your family. Read more…

‘iLuminate’ glow-in-the-dark dance show lights up New World Stages

Featured Event: “iLuminate” delivers wizardry, dance, and fun audience interactive games now through Jan. 8. Read more…

Great holiday gifts for your child’s teacher

Here are 15 fabulous $10-and-under ideas. Read more…

What does Daddy do?

A graphic designer’s tips for explaining an abstract job like his to a 5 year old. Read more…

A changing table in every restroom: A dad’s take on Bathrooms Accessible in Every Situation Act

Single Parenting: A new law signed by President Obama mandates that all restrooms in public buildings include baby-changing stations. Read more…

Israeli children’s tale ‘Hanna and the Moonlit Dress’ come to life at 14th Street Y

Featured Event: Children learn the value and power of good deeds in this adaptation now through Dec. 18. Read more…

New York Theatre Ballet presents Keith Michael’s ‘The Nutcracker’ for children

Featured Event: Children 3 years and older will enjoy this holiday favorite, complete with dancing mice, luminous owls, and Sugar Plum fairies. Read more…

Giving back: Opportunities for kids to volunteer in New York City

Raising Girls: Here are a few ideas for what your family can do to help others around the holidays. Read more…

Celebrate the holidays with Grace Choral of Brooklyn’s Holiday Concert at Grace Church

Featured Event: Visitors are treated to this fabulous holiday concert in the beautifully restored Grace Church on Dec. 9 and 11. Read more…

Have breakfast with the animals and meet the penguins at the New York Aquarium

Featured Event: Children enjoy a day with the animals on Dec. 10. Read more…

‘The Hard Nut,’ Mark Morris’s disco-era version of the classic ‘The Nutcracker’

Featured Event: Older children will enjoy this modern take on the classic fairy tale at BAM from Dec. 10 to 18. Read more…

Sweet home: Gingerbread House Workshop at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

Featured Event: Learn from gingerbread expert Jon Lovitch to build a convection of your own. Read more…

Feet-uring friendship

New & Noteworthy: Brooklyn entrepreneur Hannah Lavon’s line of children’s mismatched socks come with a message that encourages kids to get to know others who are “different” because they just might make a friend. Read more…

Laurie Berkner’s holiday show at Concert Hall at New York Society for Ethical Culture

Featured Event: Join in the holiday spirit and sing along on Dec. 3. Read more…

Unique family tree

New & Noteworthy: “The Great Spruce” is a new children’s picture book about a grandfather and his grandson, who share a love for for a very special conifer. Read more…

Klezmer band Golem performs Hanuakkah concert at Kingsborough Community College

Featured Event: Celebrate the holiday with fun music on Dec. 4. Read more…

Kids can have Breakfast with the Animals at Central Park Zoo

Featured Event: Meet animal keepers and watch bears get their breakfast on Dec. 3. Then meet the penguins on Dec. 17. Read more…

‘Peter and the Wolf’ with Isaac Mizrahi at Guggenheim Museum

Featured Event: Children will enjoy this holiday version of the classic story, narrated by Isaac Mizrahi. Read more…

Living in a ‘blue’ state

Letter from the Publisher: After the surprising election results, New York is a blue state in more ways than one. Read more…

Holiday activities in historic Cape May, New Jersey

The beach town transforms into a twinkling Victorian Christmas village in November and December, offering plenty of holiday family fun. Read more…

Delicious real estate

New & Noteworthy: Healthier cookies from Dancing Deer Baking Company make Hanukkah and Christmas even sweeter. Read more…

Have breakfast with the penguins at the Bronx Zoo

Featured Event: Have a yummy breakfast and learn all about the webbed birds of the frozen Arctic on Dec. 3. Read more…

Humbug: ‘The Most Miserable Christmas Tree’ on stage at Fort Hamilton

Featured Event: Meet Douglas Fir in this fun-filled musical taking the stage on Dec. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11. Read more…

Tree lighting and a visit from St. Nick at Queens Botanical Garden

Featured Event: Enjoy a day at the garden with tours, holiday performances, tree lighting, and a visit with Santa on Dec. 4. Read more…

‘Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol’ at the Vanderbilt Museum a new spin on classic Dickens tale

Featured Event: Hear the beloved story from Jacob Marley’s perspective on Dec. 2, 3, and 4. Read more…
Sponsored Content

Come Play Preschool: A new option for 18–23 month olds

Come Play Preshool starts Dec. 5! Read more…

Strategies to help special-needs students with their homework

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

Baby’s first robot

New & Noteworthy: Primo Toys masterfully pairs design and function in Cubetto, a wood robot that takes direction from very young kids. And they learn the basic concepts of programming in the process. Read more…

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

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