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February 2012

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Food & Nutrition

HEALTHY SNACKS

HEALTHY SNACKS

Your family can nibble on healthy foods and fight tooth decay at the same time.

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Medical

Why Are Wisdom Teeth a Pain?

Why Are Wisdom Teeth a Pain?

Despite their name, it's often smart to remove these back-of-the-mouth molars.

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Book Reviews

Black History: Segregation and Little-Known Inventors

Black History: Segregation and Little-Known Inventors

Two fascinating books chronicle Jim Crow segregation and modern African-American achievers, as told by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Cuddly Characters

Cuddly Characters

These lively stuffed animals are bursting with personality. Plus: Exclusive reader discount and giveaway!

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Music Reviews

Jazzy, Piano-Centric Wit for Kids

Jazzy, Piano-Centric Wit for Kids

The CD Coal Train Railroad Swings is a phenomenal, jazzy collection of kids' experiences.

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Family Fun Features

Make Art Today!

Make Art Today!

Get creative at local studios where your family can paint pottery, make jewelry and complete other art projects.

First Look: Van Gogh at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

First Look: Van Gogh at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

What to expect and how to make the most of the visit with your kids.

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Ask Momma

Flashcards and Pusher Parents

Flashcards and Pusher Parents

Ask Momma tees off on parents who don't let their kids be kids.

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Steph Anderson

Steph Anderson

Meet our February mom of the month. Plus: Steph's recipe for Valentine's Day cupcakes

Outdoor Fun is In Camps' Nature

Outdoor Fun is In Camps' Nature

Camp connects kids to the natural world and helps them balance over-structured lives.

Language Camp: World-Class Fun

Language Camp: World-Class Fun

Summer camp is a great way for kids to gain world language skills, described as "a ticket for future economic prosperity."

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Early Education

Reading Fun for Little Learners

Reading Fun for Little Learners

Everyday tips for parents reading to babies, toddlers and elementary age children.

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Education Features

Students Practice Mutual Respect

Students Practice Mutual Respect

Delaware Valley schools combat intolerance and teach mutual respect through long-term initiatives.

Homeschoolers Socialize Too!

Homeschoolers Socialize Too!

They get together for proms, sports and many other activities.

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Mom Matters

STAND UP FOR YOURSELF! (without stepping on others)

STAND UP FOR YOURSELF! (without stepping on others)

Here’s how to speak up assertively and successfully when you find yourself too often putting aside your own interests.

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Parenting

Restrooms: Ready To Go It Alone?

Restrooms: Ready To Go It Alone?

If you’re unsure about your child’s restroom readiness, here are some factors to consider.

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Elementary Age

Restrooms: Ready To Go It Alone?

Restrooms: Ready To Go It Alone?

If you’re unsure about your child’s restroom readiness, here are some factors to consider.

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Special Needs Parenting

Take the Scare Out of Dental Care

Take the Scare Out of Dental Care

Visiting the dentist can be frightening to kids with special needs and their parents, but it doesn't have to be.

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