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Home alone: Is your child ready?

Home alone: Is your child ready?

Here are ideas to determine if your child is ready, rules to consider and additional resources.

March 2013
Worries -- and what we can affect

Worries -- and what we can affect

If we're too obvious in our concerns about risky behaviors such as drugs, sex or violence, we signal a lack of confidence that our kids can handle challenges. obvious in our concerns, we signal a lack of confidence that our kids can handle challenges.

February 2013
Tips to battle stereotypes

Tips to battle stereotypes

Help your children recognize at economic, gender and ethnic stereotypes in media. They paint people unfairly and misinform us about the world.

February 2013
Does your child worry too much?

Does your child worry too much?

Excessive worry is one of the most frequent problems children face. Here's how to address your child's worries and manage the anxiety.

January 2013
Foster care: an adoption option

Foster care: an adoption option

Foster parents eventually adopt an estimated 50%-60% of children in their care. While avoiding the expense of conventional adoption, there are pitfalls to foster adoption.

November 2012
Parents of bullies can be sued

Parents of bullies can be sued

Parents of bullies face potentially devastating financial and emotional consequences, yet another reason to take bullying seriously.

November 2012
Listen first, then talk about weight

Listen first, then talk about weight

Experts say understand how your child feels about herself first, and armed with that knowledge, together you can discuss weight issues.

November 2012
I'll get you my pretty!

I'll get you my pretty!

Are there good reasons to let kids read frightening books or watch scary movies? Yes, say the experts.

October 2012
A day to celebrate grandparents

A day to celebrate grandparents

Sept. 9 is Grandparents Day. Here are ways for your family to celebrate.

September 2012
Big election offers big opportunity

Big election offers big opportunity

With intrigue, surprises and high passions, the 2012 presidential campaign offers parents a dramatic way to teach children about our political process.

September 2012

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Healthy Living

Corporal Punishment

Corporal Punishment

Experts and readers debate the physical discipline method of corporal punishment

Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in Public

How to breastfeed in public — in comfort and with confidence.

Cool School Supplies

Cool School Supplies

Cool school supply ideas for kids heading back to elementary school, high school, middle school and college.

The Women's Guide to Family Car Buying

The Women's Guide to Family Car Buying

Tips to get women comfortable with the process of buying a family car

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Music Reviews

Kids Music: For the Beach and Back to School

Kids Music: For the Beach and Back to School

Kathy gives us a beach playlist, talks up the Kids Corner Stage at the Philadelphia Folk Festival and reviews new back-to-school CDs.

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Meet Our CoverKid: Jaime Lynne W.

Meet Our CoverKid: Jaime Lynne W.

Meet 7-year-old CoverKid Jaime Lynne W., winner of a John Robert Powers scholarship

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Classes

The Art of Public Speaking

The Art of Public Speaking

Help kids get over their fear of public speaking with classes and tips.

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Education

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

4 ways parents and teachers can encourage gifted children

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Education Features

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

4 ways parents and teachers can encourage gifted children

The Art of Public Speaking

The Art of Public Speaking

Help kids get over their fear of public speaking with classes and tips.

Cool School Supplies

Cool School Supplies

Cool school supply ideas for kids heading back to elementary school, high school, middle school and college.

What Is a Charter School?

What Is a Charter School?

Everything parents need to know about charter schools in the Delaware Valley, including a list of area charter schools.

The Charter School Alternative — Delaware

The Charter School Alternative — Delaware

Everything parents need to know about charter schools in Delaware

The Charter School Alternative — South Jersey

The Charter School Alternative — South Jersey

Everything parents need to know about charter schools in South Jersey

The Charter School Alternative — Philly & PA Suburbs

The Charter School Alternative — Philly & PA Suburbs

Everything parents need to know about charter schools in Philadelphia and its suburbs

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Mom Matters

The Women's Guide to Family Car Buying

The Women's Guide to Family Car Buying

Tips to get women comfortable with the process of buying a family car

Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in Public

How to breastfeed in public — in comfort and with confidence.

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Maternity

Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in Public

How to breastfeed in public — in comfort and with confidence.

Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in Public

How to breastfeed in public — in comfort and with confidence.

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Solutions

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

4 ways parents and teachers can encourage gifted children

Corporal Punishment

Corporal Punishment

Experts and readers debate the physical discipline method of corporal punishment

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Special Needs Parenting

Divorce in a Special Needs Family

Divorce in a Special Needs Family

Divorce in a special needs family can be fraught. Here's how to act in your child's best interest.

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