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Tourette Syndrome: What Parents Need to Know

Tourette Syndrome: What Parents Need to Know

Tourette's affects 1 in 360 kids. Here's what parents need to know, from tics to treatment

May 2015
Apraxia of Speech

Apraxia of Speech

Apraxia (aka childhood apraxia of speech) is difficult to diagnose. Learn about the symptoms and treatments.

March 2015
Dyslexia: Fix the Disconnect

Dyslexia: Fix the Disconnect

Defining and diagnosing dyslexia helps parents and schools connect to help kids with learning differences succeed. Plus, New Jersey's new dyslexia laws.

March 2014
ADHD in Kids on the Rise

ADHD in Kids on the Rise

ADHD in kids is rising dramatically. Philadelphia-area experts discuss the new ADHD information and what parents should do if they feel their child is misdiagnosed.

June 2013
Differences Welcome

Differences Welcome

Families with kids with special needs have many opportunities to explore programming and entertainment at area attractions this spring. Local family venues offer special events this month in recognition of Autism Awareness, as well as ongoing programming for kids with sensory issues.

April 2013
Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory Processing Disorder

A starkly real condition lacks recognition as a diagnosis — with a photo essay by Brian Mengini, The Faces of SPD.

January 2013
Unstuck: Escaping OCD's Grip

Unstuck: Escaping OCD's Grip

Strategies include freeing the mind from obsessions and compulsive behavior. Viruses sometimes cause the disorder.

July 2012
Pediatric Cancer Research Advances

Pediatric Cancer Research Advances

Scientists have made tremendous progress in understanding the basic genetics of cancer — why some kids get it and some don't.

November 2011
Parents Offer ADHD Advice

Parents Offer ADHD Advice

On the MetroKids Facebook page and at the support website DailyStrength, we asked parents of kids with ADHD for suggestions to other parents. Here’s what they said.

July 2011
Bipolar's Alarming Increase

Bipolar's Alarming Increase

Is it real, or just better recognition and diagnosis?

May 2011

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Meet MK Mom: Lori DeMonia

Meet MK Mom: Lori DeMonia

Local mom Lori DeMonia's family faves includes good autism support resources

Autism: Through My Eyes

Autism: Through My Eyes

10 things kids with autism want the world to know

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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

The Art of Public Speaking

The Art of Public Speaking

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

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

4 ways parents and teachers can encourage gifted children

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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