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Tips To Pack a Safe Lunch

Tips To Pack a Safe Lunch

A recent study found that more than 90 percent with perishable items (even with multiple ice packs) were kept at unsafe temperatures.

August 2011
It's a Good Time To Try Soccer

It's a Good Time To Try Soccer

The Women's World Cup has raised interest and awareness in soccer. Here's how to help your child get started.

August 2011
Heinz Wildlife Photo Contest

Heinz Wildlife Photo Contest

Kids, teens and adults have until Sept. 1 to enter the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum's annual photo contest.

July 2011
What Are the New Sunscreen Rules?

What Are the New Sunscreen Rules?

By summer 2012, products must protect against two types of radiation and have a SPF of at least 15 in order to claim they reduce the risk of skin cancer. They also must say how many minutes they resist water instead of claiming to be "waterproof." SPF ratings higher than 50 could be banned.

June 2011
New Children's Zoo To Open in 2013

New Children's Zoo To Open in 2013

The Philadelphia Zoo has broken ground for a new, world-class children's zoo that will open in 2013. Animals will move throughout the Zoo on new overhead trails.

June 2011
'My Plate' Replaces Food Pyramid

'My Plate' Replaces Food Pyramid

Four sections correspond to recommended dietary portions, with a dairy portion on the side. Officials and First Lady Michelle Obama say the new graphic is easier to understand.

June 2011
7.5 Million Preteens Use Facebook

7.5 Million Preteens Use Facebook

Consumer Reports survey finds many young childre use the service illicitly. Unsupervised, they are exposing themselves and their family to online risks.

May 2011
Jacob and Isabella Top Baby Names

Jacob and Isabella Top Baby Names

Sophia rose to the 2nd most popular girl's name in Social Security's 201 list. Aiden entered the top 10, while Elvis left the building.

May 2011
New Advice: Use Rear-Facing Seats Until Age 2, Booster Until Age 8-12

New Advice: Use Rear-Facing Seats Until Age 2, Booster Until Age 8-12

Wait until your child fully outgrows the seat, says the American Academy of Pediatrics, which also advises to keep kids in the back seat until age 13.

April 2011
Merion Mercy Science Trio Triumphs

Merion Mercy Science Trio Triumphs

The 9th graders envisioned a new method of earthquake protection for the national ExploraVision competition.

March 2011

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Book Reviews

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How to Be a Child Star

How to Be a Child Star

What it takes to help talented kids pursue their dream of becoming child actors, singers, dancers or models

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School Trends

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The latest on school trends, including using technology in the classroom, the flipped classroom, outdoor learning and TWI dual language immersion

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7 stress busters for moms caring for elderly parents and kids

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How to Be a Child Star

What it takes to help talented kids pursue their dream of becoming child actors, singers, dancers or models

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Prom Savings

Prom Savings

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Party Themes: 5 Parties That Give Back

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The charitable birthday bash is a party theme that gives back.

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