Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Special Needs

Apps for Kids on the Autism Spectrum
Technology has the power to unlock learning for kids of all ages and stages. And sometimes exploring and learning on a device first is less intimidating than trying out new skills with real people.... read more
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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
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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
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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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Regan McMahon
Deputy 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
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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
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