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Medical

Are Alternative Remedies Safe?

Are Alternative Remedies Safe?

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

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.

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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

Hot Museum Deals

Hot Museum Deals

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

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.

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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

Are Alternative Remedies Safe?

Are Alternative Remedies Safe?

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

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.

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
Educational Fun at Linvilla Orchard's Fore! The Planet Miniature Golf

Educational Fun at Linvilla Orchard's Fore! The Planet Miniature Golf

Learn about the environment while you play minigolf at Linvilla Orchard's indoor course.

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Tarantulas: Alive and Up Close at the Academy of Natural Sciences

Tarantulas: Alive and Up Close at the Academy of Natural Sciences

Learn surprising facts about tarantulas at the Academy of Natural Science's newest special exhibit.

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2016 Book & Media Award Winners Showcase Diversity

Find out which books won the prestigious 2016 Newbery and Caldecott Medals and other prizes for children's lit.

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MomSpeak

The voices of local moms
Why Our Family Celebrates Chinese New Year

Why Our Family Celebrates Chinese New Year

Mom blogger Kelly Raudenbush's family finds festive ways to celebrate her adoptive daughter's birth culture during Chinese New Year.

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Boys, Come Date My Daughters

Boys, Come Date My Daughters

This dad blogger isn't afraid of his daughters growing up and starting to date because he's preparing them to be empowered, independent women.

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Children's Books About Inclusion and Acceptance

Children's Books About Inclusion and Acceptance

Share these books with your kids to help them to understand how differences make us each special.

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FYI

Info & events for Delaware Valley parents
Weekend Planner: February 5, 2016

Weekend Planner: February 5, 2016

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for Feb. 5 - Feb. 7, 2016..

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