December 2011 Issue

Cover credit: www.chasing-fireflies.com and Denis Horan Photography

Letter from the Editor

Program Coverage

Music and Your Child
Finding an ideal instructor and instrument.

Program Directory
Leading programs and resources near you.

Health & Fitness

Vision Problems
An eye exam is one test to ensure a child passes

Healthy Holidays
Helpers for keeping weight in check.

Special Needs

Selective Mutism
A challenging yet treatable silence.

Special Needs and Health & Fitness Directory
Experts and services catering to family wellness and special needs.

Features

Spreading Smiles
Holiday presents to delight the children in your life.

Gifts Galore
Picks for parents and other adults on your list.

Spills and No Frills
Decorating a house for children.

True Vacations
Tactics for planning and saving on family travel.

Your Community

Long Island
Unbridled Potential
Equestrian therapy and special needs.

Manhattan
Food for Thought
Local kids are learning about nutrition in school.

New Jersey
Finding Support
A local resource for families with special needs.

Contests

Birthday Blowout

Unwrap the Magic Photo Contest

Womom

HPV
What all women and girls should know.

Feeling Good, Looking Good
Luxe beauty and fashion buys to keep you fabulous.

Columns

Don't Miss
This month's entertainment, contests and activities.

Travel
Destinations, product picks and getaway tips.

Around Town
The latest news on local schools and businesses.

Update
Books, essentials and information for your clan.

In Season
Recipes to warm hearts and bellies.

Bonus

Travel Directory
Attractions and accommodations for great getaways.

What's Happening
A comprehensive listing of your neighborhood's classes, performances and events.