ParentMap, October 2013 Issue

Published on: September 25, 2013

ParentMap, October 2013


Welcome fall, a season we love because it's like no other: The turning to a quiet yet celebratory time; the focus on family and learning; the crisp outdoor air and weekends of pumpkin-filled fun. This month we celebrate some of your most special kids, each one as unique and amazing as a brilliant autumn leaf. 

Read on for stories about how to survive and thrive as a family while raising a child with special needs; Asperger's redefined; how to approach speech issues, and much more.

Just for mom: Should you test for the breast cancer gene? And our special annual insert all about education, LearningMap.

And for some incredible fall fun and crucial family connection time, check out our apple-picking guide and awesome ways to prep your backyard space for maximum (and yes, rainy!) wintertime fun.

We hope your fall is as sweet as the crunchiest apple!

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Read the entire issue online, or scroll down for links and cool online-only content.


Ages & Stages:
0–4 Asperger's Redefined: What's in a Name?
5–8 Advocating for Your Child: Getting Kids Through the School System
9–12 The Kid's Speech: When Pronunciation Problems Persist
13–18 Deep Thinkers and Perfectionists: Getting to Know Your Gifted Teen

Someone You Should Know: Paul Vine

Voice: Superteen Kat Tiscornia

Feature: Special Kids: Surviving and Thriving While Raising a Child With Special Needs

Out & About:
Rain, Rain, Come and Play: Backyard Adventures for the Wet Season
7 Places to Go Apple Picking

Education Matters
Giving Together
Parent Health
Publisher's Note


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