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9 Strategies For Nurturing Special Siblings

Understanding the challenges and triumphs of siblings of special needs children Studies from Penn State show that by age 11 children spend about a third of their time with their siblings, which is more than time spent with parents, friends, teachers or even alone. Siblings can have as much of... more

22 Best Mobile Apps For Kids With Special Needs

Enhance certain developmental skills with fun, new technology. Technology has been -- and continues to be -- a boon to people with disabilities, especially children. Mobile devices like the iPad, enable children with developmental delays and other special needs to acquire life skills, engage in self-directed play, and perhaps most importantly facilitate... more

How To Handle The 4 Most Challenging Autism Behaviors

Do you have an autistic child? Here are parenting tips to help. Does your child scream if he can't wear his favorite shoes? Does he enjoy fondling material of certain textures without regard for where or on whom that fabric may be located? Does he fear the toilet, the... more

5 Steps To Hiring A Special Needs Child Care Provider

  Ask any parent and he or she will tell you that finding a great babysitter isn't easy, exacerbated only by the fact that there's no replacing Mom and Dad. And when you add the variable of a child with special needs, that task can become even more... more

This Is The Year I...

How to tackle 8 life-changing (yet do-able) New Year's Resolutions - and how your babysitter can help. As if you don't have enough on your to-do list already. But tell us, how many of those to-dos are for you? Chances are they're things like "start potty training" and... more

Safe Snow Driving

Should you go to work in bad weather? Do you ask your nanny to drive in a storm? Here's how to judge the conditions, and how to prep your cars.Winter is here and it's bound to bring mornings when you ask yourself "should I really drive in... more

Snow Days: How To Prepare For A Last-Minute Care Crisis

4 tips for finding backup care during bad winter weather. The great thing about today's sophisticated storm tracking equipment is that it allows us to prepare for extreme weather well in advance. Shovel? Check. Rock salt? Check. Hot cocoa and marshmallows? Check. Backup child care plan? Oh, need to... more