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Book Notes: Sticks and Stones

05/02/13

Book Notes: Sticks and Stones

An overview of the bullying book Sticks and Stones, as author Emily Bazelon prepares to give a lecture at the Baldwin School.

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Meet MetroKids' New Managing Editor

04/30/13

Meet MetroKids' New Managing Editor

MetroKids' new managing editor introduces herself.

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Say "Au revoir!" to April with arts & more

04/26/13

Say "Au revoir!" to April with arts & more

Roundup of this weekend's family and kids' events in the Philadelphia area, South Jersey and Delaware, April 26-28, 2013, including the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts Street Fair.

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Take Your Child to Work Day

04/25/13

Take Your Child to Work Day

MetroKids staff kids come to the office with their parents on Take Your Child to Work Day.

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Pickleball: It's a Thing

04/23/13

Pickleball: It's a Thing

A brief introduction to the racket sport of Pickleball

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Get down to Earth Day!

04/18/13

Get down to Earth Day!

Roundup of this weekend's family and kids' events in the Philadelphia area, South Jersey and Delaware, April 18-21, 2013, including Earth Day festivals and the Philadelphia Science Festival Carnival.

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Kids and the Boston Marathon Bombings

04/18/13

Kids and the Boston Marathon Bombings

If we as adults have problems coming to terms with the tragic events that occurred at the Boston Marathon earlier this week, just think how our kids feel. My 7th-grader came home from school the day after the bombings asking if a little girl had really been killed. He'd gotten some misinformation from a friend on the bus. It was little relief to tell him that while no young girl had been a casualty, an 8-year-old boy had indeed lost his life. Keeping this news from my son was not an option: He'd see the truth on whatever home page popped up while he checked his phone or opened the laptop to do homework. Talking to our kids in the wake of tragedy is never easy. It helps, though, that after such an event, expert advice on how to navigate the delicate topic is abundantly...

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Moms Rally for Gun Control

04/16/13

Moms Rally for Gun Control

This past Saturday, Brandon Holt, a 6-year-old Toms River boy accidentally shot dead when a 4-year-old friend picked up a rifle during a playdate, was laid to rest. That same day, a group of area mothers rallied at LOVE Park in Center City Philadelphia to call for stricter gun control laws, including universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons. Hours before, Francine Wheeler, whose 6-year-old son Ben was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre four months ago, delivered President Obama's weekly radio address, speaking eloquently and movingly about her loss while calling for Congress to act swiftly. No matter what your views on gun control are, the debate has come to the Delaware Valley — and it's an important one. As the Senate takes up the...

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Cherry blossoms on the cheap & more

04/11/13

Cherry blossoms on the cheap & more

Roundup of this weekend's family and kids' events in the Philadelphia area, South Jersey and Delaware, April 11-14, 2013, including cherry blossom & spring festivals.

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Dawn of the Daddy Bloggers

04/11/13

Dawn of the Daddy Bloggers

Dad bloggers are creating buzz online.

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