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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
2010 Special Needs Law Update

2010 Special Needs Law Update

In a quiet year for special needs legislation, bullying became a national focus and two major laws marked anniversaries.

January 2011
Choosing Toys for Special Needs

Choosing Toys for Special Needs

Here's how to choose gifts that promote lifelong motor, language, cognitive and social skills.

December 2010
Is Private School the Answer?

Is Private School the Answer?

For kids with special needs, receiving independent school tuition hinges on wheher the home district can provide an apppropriate education.

November 2010

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Healthy Living

Corporal Punishment

Corporal Punishment

Experts and readers debate the physical discipline method of corporal punishment

Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in Public

How to breastfeed in public — in comfort and with confidence.

Cool School Supplies

Cool School Supplies

Cool school supply ideas for kids heading back to elementary school, high school, middle school and college.

The Women's Guide to Family Car Buying

The Women's Guide to Family Car Buying

Tips to get women comfortable with the process of buying a family car

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Music Reviews

Kids Music: For the Beach and Back to School

Kids Music: For the Beach and Back to School

Kathy gives us a beach playlist, talks up the Kids Corner Stage at the Philadelphia Folk Festival and reviews new back-to-school CDs.

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Meet Our CoverKid: Jaime Lynne W.

Meet Our CoverKid: Jaime Lynne W.

Meet 7-year-old CoverKid Jaime Lynne W., winner of a John Robert Powers scholarship

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Classes

The Art of Public Speaking

The Art of Public Speaking

Help kids get over their fear of public speaking with classes and tips.

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Education

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

4 ways parents and teachers can encourage gifted children

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Education Features

The Art of Public Speaking

The Art of Public Speaking

Help kids get over their fear of public speaking with classes and tips.

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

4 ways parents and teachers can encourage gifted children

Cool School Supplies

Cool School Supplies

Cool school supply ideas for kids heading back to elementary school, high school, middle school and college.

What Is a Charter School?

What Is a Charter School?

Everything parents need to know about charter schools in the Delaware Valley, including a list of area charter schools.

The Charter School Alternative — Delaware

The Charter School Alternative — Delaware

Everything parents need to know about charter schools in Delaware

The Charter School Alternative — South Jersey

The Charter School Alternative — South Jersey

Everything parents need to know about charter schools in South Jersey

The Charter School Alternative — Philly & PA Suburbs

The Charter School Alternative — Philly & PA Suburbs

Everything parents need to know about charter schools in Philadelphia and its suburbs

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Mom Matters

The Women's Guide to Family Car Buying

The Women's Guide to Family Car Buying

Tips to get women comfortable with the process of buying a family car

Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in Public

How to breastfeed in public — in comfort and with confidence.

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Maternity

Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in Public

How to breastfeed in public — in comfort and with confidence.

Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in Public

How to breastfeed in public — in comfort and with confidence.

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Solutions

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

4 ways parents and teachers can encourage gifted children

Corporal Punishment

Corporal Punishment

Experts and readers debate the physical discipline method of corporal punishment

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Special Needs Parenting

Divorce in a Special Needs Family

Divorce in a Special Needs Family

Divorce in a special needs family can be fraught. Here's how to act in your child's best interest.

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