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Take the Scare Out of Dental Care

Take the Scare Out of Dental Care

Visiting the dentist can be frightening to kids with special needs and their parents, but it doesn't have to be.

February 2012
Independent Evaluation

Independent Evaluation

Parents probably won't get reimbursed for an outside evaluation if they disagree with the school district's assessment.

January 2012
LET'S MAKE A DEAL

LET'S MAKE A DEAL

For a child who lacks social skills, a behavior contract needs to be clear and thorough.

December 2011
A Special Need: Nurture Marriage

A Special Need: Nurture Marriage

Extra responsibilities and stress often require parents of kids with special needs to fine tune their marriage. Here are tips on how to stay connected and supportive.

October 2011
How To Find Social Skills Support

How To Find Social Skills Support

Social practice for kids with autism spectrum disorders and other cognitive deficits can be hard to find. Here's where to look.

September 2011
Build Positive School Relationships

Build Positive School Relationships

Strong family-school relationships improve a child’s chance for success at school. This is especially true for special education.

August 2011
5 Special Needs Vacation Ideas

5 Special Needs Vacation Ideas

When planning a vacation with a child who has special needs, begin months ahead and be prepared for false starts. These ideas can help.

June 2011
Therapeutic Horse Riding Choices

Therapeutic Horse Riding Choices

For kids with special needs, riding is an enjoyable, educational activity that develops skills and builds friendships.

May 2011
Beyond a Will and Trust, Leave Your Child a Special Needs Care Plan

Beyond a Will and Trust, Leave Your Child a Special Needs Care Plan

By assembling this information, parents can give future care providers the knowledge and insight that they may need.

March 2011
9 Special Needs iPhone Apps

9 Special Needs iPhone Apps

For parents of children with disabilities, here are 9 iPhone apps that offer convenient capabilities in an easy-to-carry package.

February 2011

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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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