Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Special Needs

Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Device Hacks for Kids with Special Needs
One-size-fits-all might be fine for some things, but it's definitely not OK when it comes to devices. Fortunately, you can tweak most tablets, phones, and computers to make them work better for your... read more
Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
School-Readiness Boosters for Kids with Learning and Attention Issues
For kids with special needs, the idea of heading back to school is both fun and fraught. Keeping up with academics, staying on top of tasks, and managing relationships each offer challenges and... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
5 Ways Video Games Can Help Kids with Special Needs
Strengthening skills through play is a proven strategy to help kids learn. For kids with special needs, video games can offer opportunities to practice everything from communication skills to... read more
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Apps for Kids on the Autism Spectrum
Technology has the power to unlock learning for kids of all ages and stages. Recent innovations in the app world have introduced a whole new wave of learning tools and products to kids around the... read more
Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
Wimpy Kid Author's 6 Tips to Hook Reluctant Readers
Jeff Kinney is no slacker -- unlike hapless middle schooler Greg Heffley, star of Kinney's blockbuster Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, which has 150 million books in print. The books also have been... read more
Ingrid Simone
Senior Editor, Apps | Mom of two
Three Great Parent Resources for Learning and Attention Issues
Finding and choosing the best apps and learning tools can be a challenge for any family. But if you have a kid with learning and attention issues, you may face even greater difficulty figuring out... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
18 Questions to Ask on Back to School Night
Students heading to school this year may be the most technically savvy, media-aware bunch ever. YouTube, Minecraft, and even MythBusters are being used to engage kids in class, while Instagram,... read more
Digital-Media Tips for Parents of Socially Challenged Kids
As a founding partner of Social Foundations in Los Angeles, I work with teachers and parents who worry that constant access and exposure to digital media will hinder kids' social-skills development.... read more
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