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Special Needs Parenting

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Stop Coddling!

Stop Coddling!

Ideas to foster autonomy and independence in kids with special needs

May 2014
5 Steps to an Inclusive Playdate

5 Steps to an Inclusive Playdate

How to plan an inclusive playdate, so friends of children with special needs can play safely and successfully

April 2014
Girls on the Autism Spectrum

Girls on the Autism Spectrum

More girls than you realize are diagnosed with high functioning autism. Here's how to spot symptoms of Aspergers and autism spectrum disorders.

April 2014
Area Adaptive Playgrounds

Area Adaptive Playgrounds

8 inclusive playgrounds with adaptive equipment for kids with special needs

April 2014
Vacation Planning and Special Needs

Vacation Planning and Special Needs

How to go plan a destination family vacation when you've got a child with special needs.

January 2014
MK Mom: Larisa Parker

MK Mom: Larisa Parker

MK Mom Larisa Parker shares how she parents her family of four

December 2013
Sleep Issues in Kids with Special Needs

Sleep Issues in Kids with Special Needs

How to deal with the snoring, sleep apnea and sleep disorders that often affect kids with special needs and can be linked to learning disabilities.

December 2013
Record a Family Medical History

Record a Family Medical History

A family health history helps doctors know how to treat you and your kids.

November 2013
Dual Enrollment for Special Education

Dual Enrollment for Special Education

The pros and cons of dual enrollment for special education

November 2013
Vocational Training Prepares Young Adults for the Future

Vocational Training Prepares Young Adults for the Future

How vocational training in the Delaware Valley prepares students for career success. Plus, school-to-adult transition planning begins at 14.

October 2013

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Healthy Living

Are E-cigarettes Safe? No!

Are E-cigarettes Safe? No!

E-cigarettes appeal to tweens and teens, but the dangers of vaping — including nicotine poisoning — are high.

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Medical

Are E-cigarettes Safe? No!

Are E-cigarettes Safe? No!

E-cigarettes appeal to tweens and teens, but the dangers of vaping — including nicotine poisoning — are high.

Baby Tech: 4moms' rockaRoo

Baby Tech: 4moms' rockaRoo

Wow a baby shower guest of honor with this high-tech swing rocker.

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Music Reviews

Kathy O'Connell's Earth Day Playlist

Kathy O'Connell's Earth Day Playlist

Kathy O'Connell's kids' Earth Day playlist

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Family Fun Features

Mother Nature's Best Kid Spots

Local places for kids to go wild with nature

Take the Kids: Cape May, NJ

Take the Kids: Cape May, NJ

What to do with kids in and around the popular shore town of Cape May, NJ

Take the Kids: Cape May, NJ

Take the Kids: Cape May, NJ

What to do with kids in and around the popular shore town of Cape May, NJ

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Meet MK Mom: Lori DeMonia

Meet MK Mom: Lori DeMonia

Local mom Lori DeMonia's family faves includes good autism support resources

Adventure Camps Give Kids the World

Adventure Camps Give Kids the World

Adventure camps that let kids travel to learn or perform community service broaden horizons.

Camp: A Day in the Life

Camp: A Day in the Life

A day in the life of a summer camp

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Education Features

Autism Teaching Strategies

Autism Teaching Strategies

Autism teaching methods parents can use at home

Hot Topic: Standardized Testing

Hot Topic: Standardized Testing

An overview of the local standardized testing debate and the controversy surrounding the administration of Pennsylvania's PSSA, New Jersey's PARCC and Delaware's Smarter Balanced Assessment

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Health & Nutrition

Are E-cigarettes Safe? No!

Are E-cigarettes Safe? No!

E-cigarettes appeal to tweens and teens, but the dangers of vaping — including nicotine poisoning — are high.

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New Mom

Baby Tech: 4moms' rockaRoo

Baby Tech: 4moms' rockaRoo

Wow a baby shower guest of honor with this high-tech swing rocker.

Baby Shower Planning

Baby Shower Planning

Cute baby shower ideas and party themes for preggos

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Maternity

Baby Tech: 4moms' rockaRoo

Baby Tech: 4moms' rockaRoo

Wow a baby shower guest of honor with this high-tech swing rocker.

Baby Tech: 4moms' rockaRoo

Baby Tech: 4moms' rockaRoo

Wow a baby shower guest of honor with this high-tech swing rocker.

Baby Shower Planning

Baby Shower Planning

Cute baby shower ideas and party themes for preggos

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Tweens & Teens

Are E-cigarettes Safe? No!

Are E-cigarettes Safe? No!

E-cigarettes appeal to tweens and teens, but the dangers of vaping — including nicotine poisoning — are high.

Archive »

Party Features

Baby Shower Planning

Baby Shower Planning

Cute baby shower ideas and party themes for preggos

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Special Needs Parenting

Autism Teaching Strategies

Autism Teaching Strategies

Autism teaching methods parents can use at home

Meet MK Mom: Lori DeMonia

Meet MK Mom: Lori DeMonia

Local mom Lori DeMonia's family faves includes good autism support resources

Autism: Through My Eyes

Autism: Through My Eyes

10 things kids with autism want the world to know

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Autism Research & Advice

Autism Teaching Strategies

Autism Teaching Strategies

Autism teaching methods parents can use at home

Meet MK Mom: Lori DeMonia

Meet MK Mom: Lori DeMonia

Local mom Lori DeMonia's family faves includes good autism support resources

Autism: Through My Eyes

Autism: Through My Eyes

10 things kids with autism want the world to know

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