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August 2012

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Healthy Living

‘Gold’ eye in photos signals danger

‘Gold’ eye in photos signals danger

The digital picture reflection can give parents early warning for 15 diseases and cancer.

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Medical

Girls' Soccer Head Injuries Rise

Girls' Soccer Head Injuries Rise

Treatment for concussions and repetitive head injuries in youth sports are on the rise. Girls soccer ranks just behind football and boys' ice hockey.

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Book Reviews

Food for thought

Food for thought

Reviews of The Onion's Great Escape by Sara Fanilli and A World of Food: Discover Magic Lands Made of Things You Can Eat by Carl Warner.

Bold, Funky School Bags

Bold, Funky School Bags

Your kids will love this line of customizable backpacks, and drawstring, lunch and messenger bags by Forever Frogs.

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Music Reviews

3 collections with a message

3 collections with a message

Children's CDs encourage girls to study science and engineering, look at friendship and teach little folks to be nice.

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Your Home

Easy kids' bedroom makeovers

Easy kids' bedroom makeovers

Add a few bold items, change wall colors or use removable stickers to give your child's room a new look.

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Family Fun Features

Olympic Sports Close to Home

Olympic Sports Close to Home

We can't all attend the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, but try these local sporting events in the Philadelphia area, Delaware, and South Jersey for Olympic family fun a little closer to home.

HAPPY TRAILS

HAPPY TRAILS

Hike, bike or enjoy a stroll with baby at these 15 mom-recommended parks.

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Ask Momma

Son loves his pet more than mom!

Son loves his pet more than mom!

Of course he does, says humorist Jeanne Martin. The dog doesn't make your son clean his room.

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Danielle Glass

Danielle Glass

Meet our August mom of the month.

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Classes

Mom, I want to play the piano

Mom, I want to play the piano

Great, but how do you know if your child is ready for music lessons?

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Elementary Education

My kid got a 'bad teacher'!

My kid got a 'bad teacher'!

If you're concerned about your child's new teacher, here's how to identify your concerns and address them.

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Mom Matters

Ideas for Moms' Night Out Fun

Ideas for Moms' Night Out Fun

Girls still want to have fun, whether it's watching a chick flick, cooking or dining out together or partying at a crafts studio.

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Solutions

Back to school with LESS MESS

Back to school with LESS MESS

With this hour-by-hour guide to better organization, students are less likely to lose homework and misplace activity equipment.

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Parties

‘Gold’ eye in photos signals danger

‘Gold’ eye in photos signals danger

The digital picture reflection can give parents early warning for 15 diseases and cancer.

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Special Needs Parenting

Help teens gain medical self-reliance

Help teens gain medical self-reliance

As kids with special needs grow older, assuming responsibility for medical decisions and health care requires careful preparation.

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