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In the Magazine: April 2019

In the Magazine: April 2019

Take a peek inside our April 2019 issue!

This month's issue is jam-packed with the most relevant articles, from a lesson on living with zero waste for Earth Day to the best tips for having awkward conversations with your teen (because it's bound to happen at some point)! Plus, in honor of Autism Awareness Month and the upcoming release of our Special Parent digital guide, this issue is focusing on the special needs community. Read the heartfelt story of a mother using tragedy to create a better future for her son with autism, five ways to help your teen through mental health struggles, and how to make sure your child with special needs will be adequately taken care of even when you're no longer around.


Special Needs

How to Plan For Your Child With Special Need's Future

Parents of children with special needs must plan for the years ahead in important ways. Here’s where to begin.

Advocating for My Daughter with Special Needs

The inspiring story of a mother-daughter duo taking on higher education.

Creating a Future for My Son with Special Needs
After tragedy struck, Spanakos decided to use her frustration and grief to build enterprises that create integrated employment opportunities for people with special needs.

School-Home Collaboration is a Cornerstone of The Gillen Brewer School

This school for children with significant learning challenges on the Upper East Side works with parents to ensure students are getting the instruction they need.

Raising Kids

Helping Teens with Anxiety, Depression, and Other Mental Health Struggles

Its important to ensure that your teenager feels supported and not alone through mental health related difficulties.

How to Potty Train Your Child
Getting your kids out of diapers can be a frustrating—but ultimately rewarding—task. Here’s how to make the experience as smooth as possible.

8 Tips For Getting Through Awkward Talks With Your Teen

As our kids get older, it’s time to have conversations that make us uncomfortable, from ‘the talk’ to drinking and personal hygiene.

Things to Do

April Calendar of Family-Friendly Activities

Family Fun in Manhattan

From the NYC Earth Day Bazaar to a Jazz for Kids concert, there's so much to do in the city!

Where-To Guides

While the kids are out of school for Spring Break you can take a family trip to a botanical garden to revel in the newly sprouted greenery, or a take a ride on the wild side with a carousel. On a sunny day, you can “putt” each other to the test with a friendly game of mini golf! And if the April showers seem unending you can try for a strike at a bowling alley!


Family Life

How to Become a Zero-Waste Household

Here’s how to make the green movement of limiting the amount of trash your family creates work for your household.

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