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Child’s mouth breathing can be misdiagnosed as ADHD

Diagnosis: Children who breathe through their mouths because of a dental issue may be easily misdiagnosed with the disorder. Read more…

What to do when motherhood doesn’t turn out to be your idea of perfect

Special Needs: Motherhood is a roller coaster ride of ups and downs. So here are some tips when you feel your ride is not what you expected. Read more…

The misunderstood child: Living with sensory processing disorder

Special Needs: Children with sensory processing disorder can find everyday experiences overwhelming. Read more…

Understanding the ‘Pandas’ disorder

Health: This rare pediatric autoimmune disorder is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. Read more…

Ring in the New Year at Grand Army Plaza dazzling fireworks display

Featured Event: Enjoy a fantastic pyrotechnique display and loads of entertainment on Dec. 31. Read more…

Laying off the sweets: How to help kids reduce sugar intake

Nutrition: Watching how much sweets we’re eating is important for kids and adults alike. Here are some ways to help kids manage their indulgence. Read more…

Tips for playdates with children with special needs

Friendship: Children with special needs benefit from playdates just as much as their peers. Here are some tips for hosting a playdate with kids with disabilities. Read more…

Make New Year’s resolutions as a family this year

Holidays: This group effort can help improve family relationships and well-being. Read more…

Teaching kids proper hand hygiene helps quell winter colds

Healthy Living: How do you keep your kids (and yourself) protect from picking up the rampant barrage of germs this season? Read more…

Cookies and Crafts at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

Featured Event: Children make some delicious confections on Dec. 23. Read more…

Welcome winter: 39th annual Winter Solstice Celebration at St. John the Divine

Featured Event: This annual musical event offers all the majesty of a holiday spectacluar performance on Dec. 20, 21, and 22. Read more…

Your year-end financial to-do list

Finance: A little year-end planning could put you on the path towards solid retirement and college planning, and might help you save on taxes. Read more…

Put polarizing politics aside at the holiday table — your kids are listening

Just Write Mom: It’s easy to recognize kids aren’t born with hate. Those things are learned. And yes, often at the dinner table. Read more…

Inspiring change: Child sex abuse survivor’s story leads to new legislation

Safety: The proposal would assure compensation for all survivors with a state fund. Read more…

Just a bite: Getting kids to try new holiday foods

Good Sense Eating: Many children shut down when they’re faced with eating something that is unfamiliar. And it can be embarrassing when you’re aware of how much time the preparer spent on the dish — particularly one that has been passed down through family generations. Read more…

Beautiful keepsake ornaments with Bubzi Co’s kit

The perfect gift for new parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. Read more…

Teach kids to give back to New Yorkers in need this holiday season

Feeding Your Family: Donate to or organize your own food drive to help families struggling to put food on the table. Read more…

Nutty ballet update ‘The Hard Nut’ returns to BAM

The beloved Brooklyn tradition, a cheeky homage to “The Nutcracker,” dances into the Opera House for the month. Read more…

‘The Nutcracker’ at Florence Gould Hall

Featured Event: The ballet dances on stage for showings on Dec. 14, 15, 16. Read more…

The perfect holiday finds from Lyss Stern

Fabulyss Finds: There are so many great places to find the ideal gifts for everyone this holiday season. Read more…

‘I Spy Butterfly’ puppet show at Symphony Space

Featured Event: Children of all ages will enjoy this musical eco-friendly romp full of fun critters, and lively music on Dec. 15. Read more…

‘The Snow Queen’ at Galli Theater

Featured Event: The endearing tale of friendship is performed weekends in December. Read more…

Celebrating culture: ‘Navidad – A Mexican American Christmas’

Featured Event: A festive performance by the youngsters in the Calpulli Dance Company now through Dec. 16. Read more…

Family Day collage-making at Brooklyn Historical Society Dumbo

Featured Event: Get a dose of history and have fun making a collage on Dec. 8. Read more…

‘The Rainbow Fish’ swims into Flushing Town Hall

The striking puppetry production — along with a pre-show puppet workshop — will enchant on Dec. 8. Read more…

Diagnose and ‘adios’: The landscape of diagnosing and treating autism

Diagnosis: In her new book, autism scientist and psychologist Bryna Siegel, PhD, explains the current practices of autism — and why they need to change. Read more…

Brooklyn Museum transforms to ‘Winterfest’

Featured Event: Museum grounds become a winter wonderland where visitors can enjoy shopping, activities, entertainment and fun activities for the kids. Read more…

‘A Christmas Carol in Harlem’ at City College Center for the Arts

The classic tale is re-imagined in present-day Harlem, now through Dec. 8. Read more…

Ballet Hispanico’s “Carmen.maquia” at Apollo Theater

Featured Event: This modern Picaso-inspired version of the classic opera “Carmen” on Dec. 7 and 8 is a thrill to all. Read more…

Explore historic home at Van Cortlandt by Twilight

Featured Event: Visitors enjoy the splendor of this grand Victorian home all dressed up for the season on Dec. 7. Read more…

Old-fashioned fun with Historic Games event at Lefferts Historic House

Featured Event: Children get a dose of history while playing fun games every weekend in December. Read more…

The end of the year — a new beginning

Letter from the Publisher: The year is almost over and exciting things are in store for 2019. Read more…

Pros and cons of homeschooling kids with special needs

Schooling: Important benefits and drawbacks to think about if your are considering homeschooling your child with special needs. Read more…
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