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How can a school psychologist help my child?

Whether a child is struggling academically or facing a bullying situation, a school psychologist can be a helpful resource to help resolve the issue along with parents and teachers.

Reluctant young reader? The Free Library has tips to help

Learn more about library programs and get book recommendations that will motivate children to read.

Do the benefits of youth sports outweigh the risks?

The National Athletic Trainers' Association offers tips to help prevent injuries associated with playing youth sports.

Research shows some food additives may harm children’s health

The American Academy of Pediatrics released a statement today recommending families reduce exposure to synthetic chemicals found in food colorings, preservatives, and packaging materials as a growing body of research shows they may harm children's health.

Elmwood Park Zoo introduces quiet space, programs for kids with autism

The zoo recently became a Certified Autism Center and will offer sensory mornings.

Local police departments receive autism training

The Center for Autism & Ruttenberg Autism Center offers a training to prepare officers for interactions they may have with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Get cooking at the Free Library's Culinary Literacy Center

Get out of a cooking rut and try one of a free and low cost cooking class. Plus, see how the CLC brings together the intersection of literacy, food, and nutrition in its various offerings.

What's the latest in orthodontic care?

We checked in with Neil Uffner, DMD, MS, from Broad Street Braces to get the latest on treatment options for kids and teens.

Is technology impacting my child's social and communications skills?

Your child's social skills may be suffering from too much screen time. Read more about the signs.

Kids learn to make food healthy choices in new Please Touch Museum exhibits

Bimbo Bakeries USA Bistro and Boboli Pizza Kitchen are two new exhibits at the Please Touch Museum. There is also fresh baked goods from Bimbo in the supermarket and bilingual signage now.