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February 2011

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Fitness

Why Mouth Guards Matter

Why Mouth Guards Matter

There is a disconnect between parents’ concern for their children’s safety while playing sports and the protective equipment kids currently use.

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Food & Nutrition

MILK STRIKE!

MILK STRIKE!

Taken off breastfeeding or formula, some toddlers refuse cow's milk. The problem is the potential for a vitamin D or calcium deficiency.

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Book Reviews

3 Black History Month Biographies

3 Black History Month Biographies

An autobiography of Condoleeza Rice and biographies of Muhammad Ali and Harriet Tubman provide good reading for Black History Month.

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Music Reviews

CD Describes Friendship's Truths

CD Describes Friendship's Truths

In their CD Original Friend, the South Carolina trio Lunch Money combines an intimate sound with universal truths of friendship.

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Tech Talk

9 Special Needs iPhone Apps

9 Special Needs iPhone Apps

For parents of children with disabilities, here are 9 iPhone apps that offer convenient capabilities in an easy-to-carry package.

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Family Fun Features

Play, Create & Skate!

Play, Create & Skate!

Cabin fever have your kids going bonkers? Take them to these local play centers, art studios & skating rinks.

New This Month

New This Month

Delaware Deals

Delaware Deals

Check out these admission discounts and freebies in Delaware during February.

Kids' Day at the Auto Show

Kids' Day at the Auto Show

The Show's finale features family fun — and free admission for kids.

10 All-Time Great Family DVDs

10 All-Time Great Family DVDs

Critics differ, but these 10 DVDs, organized by age group, are among the greatest all-time family movies.

Kids' Tech Habits Need Balance

Kids' Tech Habits Need Balance

Facebook, texting, video games, YouTube — are they making our kids dumb? Rewiring their brains? Enabling them or distracting them?

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Photo Galleries

2011 Super Camp Fair Photos

2011 Super Camp Fair Photos

Families sampled activities and gathered in-depth information at the MetroKids Super Camp Fair, Jan. 30, at the Conshohocken (PA) Marriott.

Camps Without Borders

Camps Without Borders

Today's youth travel and adventure camps offer styles ranging from rustic to resort. Many blend adventure, service and cultural immersion.

Camp Extras Are Often Necessities

Camp Extras Are Often Necessities

For many busy families, camp conveniences such as transportation and extended hours are necessities. Camps have responded with a variety of extra features and services.

2011 Super Camp Fair Photos

2011 Super Camp Fair Photos

Families sampled activities and gathered in-depth information at the MetroKids Super Camp Fair, Jan. 30, at the Conshohocken (PA) Marriott.

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In Style

Black History Learning

Black History Learning

Introduce your kids to Duke Ellington, Rosa Parks & other historical figures through DVDs & learning kits.

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Mom Matters

Mommy Guilt vs. Mommy Wisdom

Mommy Guilt vs. Mommy Wisdom

We’ve all got a tough inner critic that judges us, tells us we are likely to fail and compares us unfavorably to the people in our midst. But we have a wise, gentle voice too, and we need to tune into it.

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Health & Nutrition

MILK STRIKE!

MILK STRIKE!

Taken off breastfeeding or formula, some toddlers refuse cow's milk. The problem is the potential for a vitamin D or calcium deficiency.

Why Mouth Guards Matter

Why Mouth Guards Matter

There is a disconnect between parents’ concern for their children’s safety while playing sports and the protective equipment kids currently use.

MILK STRIKE!

MILK STRIKE!

Taken off breastfeeding or formula, some toddlers refuse cow's milk. The problem is the potential for a vitamin D or calcium deficiency.

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Solutions

Kids' Tech Habits Need Balance

Kids' Tech Habits Need Balance

Facebook, texting, video games, YouTube — are they making our kids dumb? Rewiring their brains? Enabling them or distracting them?

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Special Needs Parenting

9 Special Needs iPhone Apps

9 Special Needs iPhone Apps

For parents of children with disabilities, here are 9 iPhone apps that offer convenient capabilities in an easy-to-carry package.

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