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February 2010

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Food & Nutrition

The #1 Kids' Disease: Tooth Decay

The #1 Kids' Disease: Tooth Decay

Tooth decay affects four times more children than obesity. It can start with baby's bottle.

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Book Reviews

A Kids' Chinese Banquet

A Kids' Chinese Banquet

A quartet of children's books on Chinese topics usher in the Year of the Tiger.

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Music Reviews

Brilliant Barry Louis Polisar Tribute

Brilliant Barry Louis Polisar Tribute

A two-CD collection interprets Barry Louis Polisar’s songs in a wide variety of styles. (Includes video.)

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Family Fun Features

Celebrate Black History

Celebrate Black History

African American history comes to life through traditional stories, jazz concerts, historical re-enactments & more February family fun

Longwood's Orchid Extravaganza

Longwood's Orchid Extravaganza

Photos of the Longwood Gardens Orchid Extravaganza exhibit, open through March 31, 2010.

New This Month

New This Month

An Ancient Rome exhibit, Picasso paintings, dinosaur drawings, a Beatles tribute & more

Spotlight On...

Spotlight On...

February treats & sweets, pancake days and valentine varieties

Spring Theater Preview

Spring Theater Preview

Coming to a theater near you: enchanting fairytales, Broadway musicals and cool concerts for kids

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Photo Galleries

2010 Super Camp Fair Photos

2010 Super Camp Fair Photos

Families sampled activities and gathered in-depth information at the MetroKids Super Camp Fair, Jan. 31, at the Conshohocken Marriott.

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Updates

Docs Seek New Steps to Prevent Young Children from Choking

Docs Seek New Steps to Prevent Young Children from Choking

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has called for new efforts to prevent choking, a leading cause of injury and death among children

YouTube Launches 'Safety Mode'

YouTube Launches 'Safety Mode'

The new feature screens out most material parents might find objectionable, but "isn't foolproof." (Includes video.)

2010 Super Camp Fair Photos

2010 Super Camp Fair Photos

Families sampled activities and gathered in-depth information at the MetroKids Super Camp Fair, Jan. 31, at the Conshohocken Marriott.

2010 Super Camp Fair Photos

2010 Super Camp Fair Photos

Families sampled activities and gathered in-depth information at the MetroKids Super Camp Fair, Jan. 31, at the Conshohocken Marriott.

How To Find the Right Camp

How To Find the Right Camp

This process will help parents to identify camps that match their child’s and family’s needs.

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Education Features

Religious Schools Retool

Religious Schools Retool

Technology, courses and training are changing amid economic challenges.

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In Style

Presidents Day Home Entertainment

Presidents Day Home Entertainment

Celebrate Presidents Day with these new, trivia-packed family entertainment choices.

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Mom Matters

Flextime Can Balance Work and Life

Flextime Can Balance Work and Life

If the advantages of a flexible work schedule appeal to you, but you’re not sure how to get the ball rolling, consider these ideas.

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Health & Nutrition

The #1 Kids' Disease: Tooth Decay

The #1 Kids' Disease: Tooth Decay

Tooth decay affects four times more children than obesity. It can start with baby's bottle.

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Elementary Age

Entitle-mania!

Entitle-mania!

Many parents feel their kids are "spoiled" to a degree. There's a way to break the cycle of overindulgence.

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Maternity

To-Do's for Dads-To-Be

To-Do's for Dads-To-Be

Some expectant dads want to share the burdens of pregnancy but don’t know what to do. Here’s what to tell them.

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Tweens & Teens

Rebels with a Cause

Rebels with a Cause

Teen “rebellion” is really establishing an identity. Experts advise parents to remember their own adolescence.

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Solutions

Give Your Child 4 Key Life Skills

Give Your Child 4 Key Life Skills

Here’s how to help kids triumph in the face of life challenge and become confident, optimistic, socially adept and purposeful.

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Special Needs Parenting

Big Wins for Special Needs

Big Wins for Special Needs

2009 was generally a good year for expanding the legal rights of children with special needs and their families.

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