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August 2010

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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

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

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
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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Babies & Zoo Animals: July Preview

Babies & Zoo Animals: July Preview

Preview of the July 2015 edition of MetroKids, including baby products, VBAC and baby care class info, as well as an introduction to the animals who live at zoos and aquariums.

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The Marvel Experience: What Should Parents Expect?

The Marvel Experience: What Should Parents Expect?

A parent's guide to The Marvel Experience at Lincoln Financial Field through July 5

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MomSpeak

The voices of local moms
Son vs. Summer Camp

Son vs. Summer Camp

Summer camp vs. independence: a mom/son struggle

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10 Patriotic Songs for Your 4th of July

10 Patriotic Songs for Your 4th of July

Mom blogger Lisa Lightner serves up 10 classic music videos to celebrate America.

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5 Great Card Games for Kids

5 Great Card Games for Kids

5 fun card games for kids

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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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