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December 2011

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Medical

ALLERGIC to CHRISTMAS?

ALLERGIC to CHRISTMAS?

Seasonal allergies can turn this into the sneezin' season.

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Book Reviews

The Best Children's Books of 2011

The Best Children's Books of 2011

The Horn Book Magazine has published its Fanfare List of the top kids books published in the past year.

Find a Book that Fits Your Child

Find a Book that Fits Your Child

Parents can help kids find books that match their interests and reading level.

Gift Books: In with the Old!

Gift Books: In with the Old!

New books for kids revisit The Odyssey, nursery rhymes, the Phantom Tollbooth and Houdini.

It's A Wrap

It's A Wrap

These creative wraps bring personality to any package. Plus: How to perfectly wrap a gift

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Music Reviews

The Top Family CDs of 2011

The Top Family CDs of 2011

Trout Fishing in America tops Kathy O'Connell's favorite family albums with the latest in their Chicken Joe series.

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Ask Momma

Get a Wii Out of Grammy

Get a Wii Out of Grammy

Tongue-in-cheek instructions for getting a big Christmas present from your child's grandparents.

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Stefanie Roselle

Stefanie Roselle

Meet our December mom of the month. Plus: Stefanie's recipe for "Magic Reindeer Food"

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Photo Galleries

Toy Test 2011 Photo Gallery

Toy Test 2011 Photo Gallery

Check out our readers' toy testers in action.

Lights, Camera, Action!

Lights, Camera, Action!

Film and TV camps give kids friends, skills and exposure to careers.

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Education Features

Is Your Child Bored with School?

Is Your Child Bored with School?

These tips can help kids stay interested in academics.

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Mom Matters

Stay Cool as the Holidays Heat Up!

Stay Cool as the Holidays Heat Up!

Here are stress-busting suggestions to help you have gentle holidays this year.

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Elementary Age

Play Ball! Youth Sports Team Basics

Play Ball! Youth Sports Team Basics

Here's when and how to get your child started in a sports league.

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Toddlers

7 Games Promote Toddler Behavior

7 Games Promote Toddler Behavior

These fun activities can get your child to cooperate with you while having fun.

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Solutions

Give Gifts with Meaning this Season

Give Gifts with Meaning this Season

The holidays give parents the opportunity to steer kids away from materialism and toward the spirit of giving.

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Special Needs Parenting

LET'S MAKE A DEAL

LET'S MAKE A DEAL

For a child who lacks social skills, a behavior contract needs to be clear and thorough.

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