February 2016
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Mount Kisco Medical Group Changes Name

Hot Topics: Mount Kisco Medical Group, long known to locals as MKMG, has changed its name to CareMount Medical. Read more…

Schools for Children with Special Needs

Dyslexia: Find the best schools, preschools and summer programs for kids with behavioral, developmental and physical disorders. Read more…

Classes for Children with Special Needs

Entertainment: S.N.A.C.C. (Special Needs Academic and Arts Read more…

Special Needs Sports and Recreation Center Programs

Child Development: There are a number of sports leagues and classes for your child with special needs. Sign up for swimming, soccer or baseball now! Read more…

Special Needs Services & Support

Dyslexia: ACHIEVE BEYOND. Pediatric therapy and autism services dedicated to providing quality evaluations and therapeutic/educational services for children ages birth to 21. The experts here speak English, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese and other languages. 333 Westchester Ave., West Suite 202, White Plains, 328-2868. achievebeyondusa.com Read more…

Special Needs Camps

Dyslexia: There are a growing number of camps in our area that specialize in serving children with special needs. We’ve included a few of our favorites. Read more…

Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Feeding Your Family: You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy the many delicious foods that hail from Ireland. And if your family is lucky enough you will round them up to have fun making this traditional soda bread. Read more…

MediSpas

Hot Topics: When you think of relaxation, the doctor’s office probably doesn’t come immediately to mind. The spa, however, has long been a go-to place for women to put their feet up, de-stress and be pampered and rejuvenated. Now, a new trend in the spa industry has been popping up throughout Westchester – hybrid establishments called MediSpas offering much more than just facials and manicures. Read more…

Professional Soccer Games

Hot Topics: You don’t have to wait for the World Cup to enjoy some world-class soccer in the New York area. There are four professional soccer teams close by, ready to satisfy what appears to be a growing hunger for the “other” football. And with reasonable ticket prices, kid-friendly stadium activities and constant action, your family is sure to get a kick out of the game day experience. Read more…

The HPV Vaccine

Teens: Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is a highly contagious virus that, untreated, can result in a number of life-threatening cancers. It is the most common sexually- transmitted disease, and, like some other STDs, it can also be spread outside of sexual contact. The HPV vaccine has proven to be one of the most reliable vaccines in existence, and when administered at an early age can protect an individual from the most common strains of this potentially lethal virus. Read more…

Special Needs Resource Guide

Hot Topics: We are fortunate that in our area services and support for children with special needs is growing. While there are still needs to be met, parents today have greater options for their children when it comes to special needs education, recreation, therapy, support and even camps. Read more…

10 Questions to Ask the Camp Director

Hot Topics: You’ve made the exciting decision to send your child to camp for a summer filled with swimming, sports, and arts & crafts, all while gaining important life skills such as independence and confidence. There are many camps to choose from so parents should do their research. The American Camp Association (ACA), New York and New Jersey recommends asking these 10 questions to help families better understand what a particular summer camp is all about. Read more…

Financial Strategies for Your Child with Special Needs

Hot Topics: Even the most well-adjusted, optimistic people struggle with being able to communicate how difficult it is to be the parent of a child with special needs. Saying that parenting a child with special needs is daunting is a profound understatement – at least it was for me. During the early years, as parents of children with special needs, we face an especially challenging day-by-day, task-oriented, emotionally and physically draining reality. Read more…

Social Skills For Children With Special Needs

Hot Topics: All children deserve to have friends and Where I Can Be Me helps kids learn to make friends and maintain relationships. There are specialized programs with appropriate placement for ages 2 to 17. This is a place where children can come and feel safe learning to develop these important skills. Read more…

Hockey Fans Root For The Brewster Bulldogs

Hot Topics: Hockey fans are cheering for the Brewster Bulldogs – Putnam County’s new professional hockey team. Now in the midst of their inaugural season, the team’s roster features talented players from all over the world – including Russia, Czech Republic, Canada and more – as well as players from around the country, even New York. Read more…

WHUD Kids Fair

Entertainment: The 21st Annual WHUD Kids Fair is a day of education and fun for children of all ages and their families. Kids enjoy hands on projects and games, children’s theater and educational activities, raffles, giveaways and live entertainment in a welcoming family-friendly environment. Read more…

Win a Trip to the New Kalahari Resorts in the Pocono Mountains

Vacations: Let’s face it, who do moms ask when they want the truth about a neighborhood shop, an afterschool class or a party entertainer? Other moms of course! Read more…

Water Parks

Travel: When the temperatures soar there’s nothing like a refreshing dunk. The kids are entertained all day and it’s even pleasurable for adults. Read more…

Youth Tennis

Hot Topics: Imagine trying to teach a group of 6-year-olds how to play baseball by plopping them at home plate at Yankee Stadium and asking them to hit a 90-mile-an-hour fastball with a major league-sized baseball bat. Or asking a 5-year-old beginner to defend a World Cup-sized soccer goal. Or expecting your kindergartener to shoot free throws into an NBA-regulation 10-foot high basket. Sounds a little silly, right? Read more…

Head Lice

Child Care: Peak times for head lice exposures are vacations, returns from summer camp and the first semester of the school year. However, anytime kids are in close contact with one another, lice are possible, if not probable. Have no fear, the lice myth busters are here! Read more…

Safer Sun for Everyone

Travel: You stocked up on sunscreen, doled out sunglasses and floppy sunhats, and managed to coat your kids in gooey white SPF 30 before hitting the local swimming pool. But they still came home looking like lobsters, moaning and groaning over their painful sunburns. What gives? Read more…

What’s New in Family Cruises From New York

Travel: Enjoying a trip to another country doesn’t require hours of planning flights, hotels, meals, tours and activities your kids will enjoy. A cruise provides an all-in-one option, particularly if your jour- ney begins in the New York City area. Several family-friendly cruise lines now serve the Manhattan Cruise Terminal, Brooklyn Cruise Terminal and Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, N.J. Read more…

Preparing Happy Campers

Camps: Summer camp is a time-honored tradition, rich with activities, newfound friendships and a lifetime of memories. Explore a few ways to make your child’s camp experience smooth sailing from start to finish. Read more…

Family Road Trip Survival Tips

Travel: The idea of a family road trip traditionally conjures up fears of the proverbial small-fry question in an endless loop. “Are we there yet? Are we there yet?” But airfares may not t into the family budget, and road trips o er impromptu opportunities that air travel doesn’t, such as visiting a quirky museum or a road stand market, as well as soaking up landscape utterly different than your own. With a little planning, families can survive a road trip and create fond memories at the same time. Here’s what to take. Read more…

15 Old-Fashioned Summer Time Activities

Hot Topics: Summer is the best time to be a kid. School is out, the weather is great and each day promises a new adventure. At least that is how it used to be. Today, summer’s biggest rival is the computer screen. With the return of sunny skies, there is no need to bask in the arti cial light of a digital display. Instead, encourage your child to gather up the neighborhood kids and show them how to have some old fashioned summer fun. Read more…

Enjoy Winter Sports in Westchester County Parks

Travel: Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino has announced that weather permitting Westchester residents can enjoy ice skating, cross-country skiing, ice fishing and sledding at many county park locations. Read more…
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