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August 2010

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Medical

Vaccines: What Are the Side Effects?

Vaccines: What Are the Side Effects?

Not all parents are confident in vaccinations. Here are the most common reactions to vaccines against 14 diseases, as reported by major health organizations.

Are Alternative Remedies Safe?

Are Alternative Remedies Safe?

Many are, say experts. With some, though, use caution.

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Book Reviews

Architecture Books for Children

Architecture Books for Children

From the sublime of design to the nitty gritty of bricks and mortar, these books introduce kids to architecture.

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Music Reviews

Kids' Music: A Twang-Tastic Treat

Kids' Music: A Twang-Tastic Treat

The Okee Dokee Brothers achieve excellence with Take It Outside.

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Your Home

A Child's Art Gallery

A Child's Art Gallery

Here's how to appreciate your child's masterpieces without hanging every scribble on the fridge.

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Family Fun Features

Meet the Animals: Local Zoos & Aquariums

Meet the Animals: Local Zoos & Aquariums

Meet a kid-favorite critter (or two or more) you can greet by name when you visit the area’s zoos & aquariums this summer.

Hot Museum Deals

Hot Museum Deals

Beat the heat in museums' air-conditioned galleries while taking advantage of these hot discounts.

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Updates

Teen Hearing Loss Jumps 30%

Teen Hearing Loss Jumps 30%

At least one in five U.S. kids ages 12-19 now has at least mild hearing loss.

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Classes

Why Start Music Classes Early?

Why Start Music Classes Early?

Benefits include increased aptitude, social and emotional development and academic skills.

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Early Education

Why Start Music Classes Early?

Why Start Music Classes Early?

Benefits include increased aptitude, social and emotional development and academic skills.

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Education Features

Mental Prep Can Ease School's Start

Mental Prep Can Ease School's Start

Reintroducing routines and academics and discussing concerns will help prepare kids for a smooth start of school.

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In Style

School-Approved Style

School-Approved Style

Stay in style -- and in-line with dress codes -- with these back-to-school fashions.

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Health & Nutrition

Vaccines: What Are the Side Effects?

Vaccines: What Are the Side Effects?

Not all parents are confident in vaccinations. Here are the most common reactions to vaccines against 14 diseases, as reported by major health organizations.

Are Alternative Remedies Safe?

Are Alternative Remedies Safe?

Many are, say experts. With some, though, use caution.

Q & A: The Transition to Formula

Q & A: The Transition to Formula

Frequently asked questions and answers for breastfeeding moms

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Toddlers

A Child's Art Gallery

A Child's Art Gallery

Here's how to appreciate your child's masterpieces without hanging every scribble on the fridge.

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Solutions

Parenting Support: Why Go It Alone?

Parenting Support: Why Go It Alone?

Parenting support groups and programs can boost your knowledge and confidence, whether you’re addressing specific issues or just sharing ideas with other moms and dads.

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Special Needs Parenting

A 'Cheat Sheet' for the Teacher

A 'Cheat Sheet' for the Teacher

A two-sided page can give special needs educators and therapists a quick reference to understand your child's disability and behavior.

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MK Memo

MK Memo: Moms Know
August 2015 Preview

August 2015 Preview

The Aug. 2015 issue includes stories about charter schools, cool school supplies, gifted kids, public speaking, local U-pick farms and end-of-summer fun.

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CHOP's New Digs

CHOP's New Digs

Take a photo tour of CHOP's new Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care.

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Art Splash: Summer at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Art Splash: Summer at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

What parents can expect at the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Art Splash kids' summer program.

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MomSpeak

The voices of local moms
Countdown to Kindergarten

Countdown to Kindergarten

A mom reflects on the bittersweet moment as her "baby" gets ready to go to school full-time.

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What Makes Mom Feel Sexy?

What Makes Mom Feel Sexy?

Where do motherhood and sexiness intersect?

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The Apology

The Apology

A mom who's bullied and been bullied ponders the statute of limitations on an apology.

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FYI

Info & events for Delaware Valley parents
4th of July fireworks & celebrations in Philadelphia area, South Jersey & Delaware

4th of July fireworks & celebrations in Philadelphia area, South Jersey & Delaware

Guide to 4th of July festivals and activities for kids and families in the Philadelphia, South Jersey and Delaware areas for 2015.

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Weekend Planner: June 12, 2015

Weekend Planner: June 12, 2015

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for June 12 - June 14, 2015.

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Weekend Planner: June 5, 2015

Weekend Planner: June 5, 2015

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for June 5 - June 7, 2015.

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