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How to Pick a Preschool

How to Pick a Preschool

How parents can pick a quality preschool or early education daycare center

March 2015
Safe School Spot Check

Safe School Spot Check

Hallmarks of a safe school and classroom environment

October 2014
Preschool Trends for a Successful Start

Preschool Trends for a Successful Start

An early childhood education expert discusses current preschool trends in Philadelphia, South Jersey and Delaware.

March 2014
Family Fun: Science Museums

Family Fun: Science Museums

Kid-friendly science museums in Pennsylvania, Delaware and South Jersey

November 2013
Soothe Separation Anxiety

Soothe Separation Anxiety

An early education expert's advice on reducing preschool separation anxiety.

August 2013
Quality Child Care: Local Trends

Quality Child Care: Local Trends

Major trends in child care throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware and South Jersey include ratings systems, staff education, backup child care and technology.

July 2013
Kids need sensory play

Kids need sensory play

Fun sensory activities for kids

April 2013
Day camp or day care?

Day camp or day care?

Summer day camps offer many of the advantages of day care as well as fun and active outdoor play.

March 2013
Choices for Early Education & Care

Choices for Early Education & Care

Know your options, do the legwork and trust your judgment when you search for day care that matches your child.

March 2011
How To Find a Reliable Sitter

How To Find a Reliable Sitter

Trusting your children with a new babysitter isn't easy. How do you find someone you can rely on?

April 2010

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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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