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9 Steps to More Effective Parenting

Parenting is incredibly challenging and rewarding. Here are 9 child-rearing tips that can help.

Autism Checklist: Babies & Preschoolers (Birth to age 5)

When your child is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, there's a lot to learn. This 7-step checklist can help you find the best path forward.

Autism Special Needs Checklist: Big Kids (ages 6-12)

Having a plan for the future can help your big kid reach his or her full potential. Follow this 8-step checklist to help your child succeed during the elementary school years.

Autism Special Needs Checklist: Teens & Young Adults

As your child moves toward adulthood, learn the tools you need to make the transition as smooth as possible. This 6-step checklist can help.

Balancing Schoolwork and Hospital Stays

When your child has a serious or chronic illness, it's hard to think beyond the next treatment. But with some planning, you can help your child balance schoolwork with hospital stays.

Biting

There are ways to get to the bottom of your toddler's biting habit. These steps can help.

Booster Seat Safety

Your tot's not a baby anymore! It's time for a big-kid booster seat. But how can you ensure that your child is still safe and secure in the car? Find out here.

Breath-Holding Spells

Kids who have these spells hold their breath until they pass out. Although upsetting to watch, the spells are not harmful and do not pose any serious, long-term health risks.

Camps for Kids With Special Needs

There are many camp choices for kids with special needs. From highly specialized camps to regular camps that accommodate kids with special needs, options abound.

Car Seat Safety

What's the right way to install an infant safety seat? Is your toddler ready for a convertible seat? Get the car seat know-how you need here.