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Kids' Books About Special Needs

Kids' Books About Special Needs

Picture and chapter books that teach kids what it's like to have autism, ADHD, a physical disability or other special need

August 2014
Auditory Processing Disorder

Auditory Processing Disorder

How to help kids with auditory processing disorder

July 2014
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

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Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder

Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder

What overlap exists between these two diagnoses?

Early Intervention for Children with Autism

Early Intervention for Children with Autism

Experts discuss the importance of identifying autism early and choosing the right therapy for your child to build toward future successes.

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In This Issue

What to Expect at the First Orthodontist Visit

What to Expect at the First Orthodontist Visit

When to take your child to the orthodontist and what to expect when you go.

The Dangers of Coats + Car Seats

The Dangers of Coats + Car Seats

Make sure your child's bulky winter clothing doesn't interfere with her car seat's ability to restrain her in an accident.

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Medical

What to Expect at the First Orthodontist Visit

What to Expect at the First Orthodontist Visit

When to take your child to the orthodontist and what to expect when you go.

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Music Reviews

Kids' Music: 2016 Grammy Nods, New Releases and Spanish-language CDs

Kids' Music: 2016 Grammy Nods, New Releases and Spanish-language CDs

Discover Grammy-nominated children's albums, several Spanish-language and bilingual CDs and two catchy new releases from popular artists.

Go Skiing with the Kids

Go Skiing with the Kids

At what age can kids learn to ski? What about lessons? Should you rent or buy their equipment? Local ski experts answer your questions.

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Family Fun Features

Family Guide to Black History Month

Family Guide to Black History Month

A roundup of venues in the Delaware Valley where families can celebrate and learn about influential African Americans throughout history.

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Photo Galleries

2016 Super Camp Fair Wrapup

2016 Super Camp Fair Wrapup

The 8th Annual MetroKids Super Camp Fair, held Jan. 31 at the Conshohocken (PA) Marriott, attracted hundreds of families who met with camp representatives and started planning their summer adventures.

2016 Super Camp Fair Wrapup

2016 Super Camp Fair Wrapup

The 8th Annual MetroKids Super Camp Fair, held Jan. 31 at the Conshohocken (PA) Marriott, attracted hundreds of families who met with camp representatives and started planning their summer adventures.

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Education

College Access for All Students

College Access for All Students

Tips on college preparation for first-generation college students and other students from families with limited college experience.

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Secondary Education

College Access for All Students

College Access for All Students

Tips on college preparation for first-generation college students and other students from families with limited college experience.

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Mom Matters

Connect with Your Spouse

Connect with Your Spouse

Follow these tips to stay connected with your spouse, even when family and work obligations create distractions.

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Parenting

The Dangers of Coats + Car Seats

The Dangers of Coats + Car Seats

Make sure your child's bulky winter clothing doesn't interfere with her car seat's ability to restrain her in an accident.

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