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Safety: The Center for Disease Control has seen a 57 percent jump in brain injuries in children ages 19 and younger between 2001 and 2009. Read more…
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Discipline: Try a token system for encouraging behavioral change in a child struggling with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Read more…

Pregnancy superhero: Study ties mother’s folic acid intake to lower autism risk for baby

Autism: A new study found that women taking multivitamins with folic acid before and during pregnancy may lower their baby’s risk of autism. Read more…
Special Needs: Some companies are beginning to examine their human resources practices to better access and accommodate a neurodiverse talent — meaning more job openings for our intellectually or developmentally disabled children. Read more…

‘Not Always Happy’ is a real look at adoption and Down syndrome

Education: Kari Wagner-Peck’s memoir discusses the issues that arose when she and her husband adopted a toddler with Down syndrome, and the difficulty the young boy faced in public school. Read more…

When is it okay to lie to your special-needs son?

Schooling: What do you say to your autistic son who has ambitions way beyond his ability? Read more…

When the special-needs boy turns into a man

Health: Raising a child and then sending him off into the world is a very scary place to be for a parent. But when you have a special-needs child, that spot is 10 times worse. Read more…
New & Noteworthy: Summer camp is an incredible experience for all children, but for those with special needs, it can be a true respite from the challenges of everyday life. Read more…

Crack the code

New & Noteworthy: Children and parents will love learning the basics of coding with the help of their Kibo robot. Read more…

Estate planning protects the finances of special-needs children

Medical Issues: Many special-needs children will be financially dependent on others their entire lives, so it is essential to have a plan in place that protects their long-term financial well-being and those of any other dependents. Read more…

Preparing your child for the arrival of a new baby

Family Health: It’s important to talk with your children about what to expect when you’re expecting. Read more…

Ditch punishment for praise

Ditch punishment for praise

Discipline: Punishment does NOT need to be part of a successful parenting equation. Read more…
Featured Event: Students show off their masterpieces on May 5 and 6. Read more…

Estate planning hot topics: What cryonics and Bitcoin mean for your future

Ask an Attorney: This month our legal eagle addressing these two hot topics in estate planning. Read more…

March of Dimes marches for babies on the Upper West Side

Featured Event: Walk to raise funds and awareness for premature babies and those born with birth defects at the annual March for Babies on April 29. Read more…

Not much of a bookworm? How to instill a love of reading in your child

Tips from a Teacher: If getting your child to read is a struggle, take her shopping for books at the library. Once she reads a tome that she absolutely loves, her perception of reading will change for the better. Read more…
Featured Event: Enjoy a performance of stepping — intricate, synchronized patters of stomp, claps, and kicks — on April 28. Read more…

Slow down and enjoy parenting

Slow down and enjoy parenting

Family Values: Enjoy each stage of your child’s life with these tips. Read more…
Featured Event: Enjoy the blooms and celebrate Japanese culture at the beloved event on April 28 and 29. Read more…
Featured Event: Raise funds and for your favorite animal or species at the annual event on April 28. Read more…
Featured Event: See Alice in a whole new light at the Florence Gould Hall on April 28 and 29. Read more…

Tuffy Tiger hosts Family Day in Park Slope

Featured Event: Enjoy a fun day with activities, games, and Tuffy Tiger on April 28. Read more…

Holocaust Stories Infuse B’nai Mitzvah Ceremonies with Meaning

Bar & Bat Mitzvahs: If you are planning a bar or bat mitzvah consider including the Twin with a Survivor program courtesy of the White Plains-based Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center in your ceremony. The program offers a profoundly meaningful option for children to learn about the Holocaust and have a personal connection to Holocaust surviivors in thei community. Read more…
Good Sense Eating: Eating a variety of natural foods, playing outside, and avoiding over sanitization can boost our digestive tract, leading to less allergies, asthma, and other inflammatory disease. Read more…
Self-care: When a parent’s emotions are not addressed properly, they can become obstacles in the process of raising his child and can be detrimental in moving forward with appropriate strategies and therapies. Read more…

Problems with misbehavior? Dr. Marcie Beigel’s ‘Love Your Family Again’ could be the solution

Discipline: Dr. Beigel’s new book is a reference guide for families whenever misbehavior arises. Read more…

Stomp, clap, and sing with Little Miss Ann and Suzi Shelton

Featured Event: Rock out with the children’s performers at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch on April 24. Read more…

Viva Earth Day

New & Noteworthy: Look no farther than Mister G’s eighth children’s album, “Mundo Verde/Green World” for a bilingual soundtrack to your 2018 Earth Day celebration. Read more…

New to the stock market?: Five things first-time investors need to know

Finance: Here are five important tips you should consider when investing. Read more…
Featured Event: Celebrate Mother Earth and learn how to recycle, reuse, and take care of our planet at the April 21 event. Read more…
Featured Event: Enjoy live entertainment, crafts, and more at the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at Randall’s Island Park on April 21. Read more…

The big bad web: Ensuring your child is safe online

The internet is a fantastic tool that has changed the world in many great ways; however, as with many things in life, the web has a sinister side. Here are some tips to ensure your child is never exposed to those dangers. Read more…
Healthy Living: Periods don’t have to be such a pain. Read more…

Connect with locals moms with NY Parenting’s Facebook group

Join our social media sisterhood to find mothers in your neighborhood. Read more…

Journey back to ‘The Island’ in ‘Islandborn’ reading

Featured Event: Author Junot Diaz signs and reads from his debut children’s picture book on April 13 at the United Palace Theater. Read more…

Charge it?: Think twice before putting these five things on your credit card

Finance: You can use a credit card to pay for just about anything, but that doesn’t mean you should. Read more…
Featured Event: The local kindie rock sensation shares new music with children on April 14. Read more…

Flying under the radar: Autism underdiagnosed in girls

Diagnosis: So-called “higher-functioning” autistic women are relatively rare birds. And the reason for this, says guest columnist Sally J. Pla, is that she believes they can reach adulthood undiagnosed. Read more…
Safety: This month we examine our need to share and how to teach our teens to share safely. Read more…

Rocket Park Mini Golf blasts off at New York Hall of Science

Featured Event: Children will learn about more than just golf at this nine-hole miniature course now through October. Read more…
Hot Topics: Teachers must observe and ask questions until they get to the possible root of a student’s bad behavior. Read more…

The best April finds a la Lyss Stern

Amazing explosion cakes, cowboy fun at Johnny Utah’s, and a pod to enjoy your child’s game regardless of the weather. Read more…

Products to help prevent sexual assault

Safety: Proceeds from the sales of a pepper spray case and personal alarm will be used to advocate against sexual violence and help protect survivors. Read more…

Jumper for joy

New & Noteworthy: JoJo Maman Bebe’s must-have spring collection features a blue feathered friend on their sunshine yellow jumper and cardigan. Read more…
Featured Event: Children will enjoy this version of the classic fairy tale performing this month. Read more…
Movies: Sci-fi buffs, as well as devotees of the original book by Madeleine L’Engle, won’t want to miss this Disney adaptation. Read more…

Paleo humor

New & Noteworthy: You’ve tried the Paleo Diet, now expose your dino-mite kids to some paleo humor with Artie Bennett’s new joke book, “The Universe’s Greatest Dinosaur Jokes and Pre-Hysteric Puns.” Read more…

Sewn into history: Make your own crazy quilt square at King Manor Museum

Featured Event: Children will have fun learning about history and creating a fun project at this crafting event on April 7. Read more…
Featured Event: Children 3 years and older are sure to enjoy this adventure weekends from April 7 to April 29. Read more…
Featured Event: Children soar up, up, and away in this joyous production of balloons, kites, and soaring tricks, now through April 15. Read more…
Featured Event: School is out, so get outside and search for clues in this scavenger hunt on April 6. Read more…

Kid power: This country’s children are standing up to demand change

Letter from the Publisher: However divided adults might be about gun violence, kids across this nation are determined to end it. Read more…

Best ways to research a camp

Campers: Here are a few ways to find the right match for your camper. Read more…
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