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February 2013

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Food & Nutrition

Food safety myths and facts

Food safety myths and facts

Most cases of foodborne illness result from improper food handling and preparation. To increase your family’s odds of eating safely, learn about these food myths.

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Medical

Teen tooth-whitening tips

Teen tooth-whitening tips

What parents should know before you let your tween or teeen reach for the bleach.

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Book Reviews

A heart-felt look at Horace  Pippin

A heart-felt look at Horace Pippin

A new kids' book chronicles the life and art of renowned local, self-taught African-American painter Horace Pippin.

Your funny valentine

Your funny valentine

This Valentine's Day, find something cute and clever like silly mustache valentines or scratch & sniff cards for your kid to share with friends and family.

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Music Reviews

The Hipwaders reinforce control

The Hipwaders reinforce control

"You Gotta Hold It" is a potty song that takes a grownup approach to a lifelong challenge. Also reviewed: The Not-Its!' latest CD, Kidquake.

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Family Fun Features

Make African American History Month meaningful

Make African American History Month meaningful

February is African American History Month, and many museums, historical sites and events in Philadelphia, Delaware and South Jersey offer exciting and educational ways to explore African American history with your family.

Romantic Valentine’s getaways

Romantic Valentine’s getaways

Whether you like New Hope, the Poconos or the Delaware beach, you don't have to travel far to find a romantic retreat for Valentine's Day.

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Vince Jenkins

Vince Jenkins

Meet our February 2013 dad of the month.

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Photo Galleries

2013 Super Camp Fair Photos

Families sampled activities and gathered in-depth information at the MetroKids Super Camp Fair, Jan. 27, at the Conshohocken (PA) Marriott.

2013 Super Camp Fair Photos

Families sampled activities and gathered in-depth information at the MetroKids Super Camp Fair, Jan. 27, at the Conshohocken (PA) Marriott.

An arts camp for every child

An arts camp for every child

Whatever your child's art interests -- acting, drawing, music, photography or another -- there's a summer program to match.

Camps help kids build resilience

Camps help kids build resilience

Under pressure to succeed academically, socially, in extracurricular activities and with social media, kids to be able to learn from mistakes.

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Education Features

Want a challenging school role?

Want a challenging school role?

Options include service on a school board, Odyssey of the Mind, After School Activities Partnership and Art Goes to School.

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Mom Matters

Romantic Valentine’s getaways

Romantic Valentine’s getaways

Whether you like New Hope, the Poconos or the Delaware beach, you don't have to travel far to find a romantic retreat for Valentine's Day.

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Toddlers

Is it a developmental delay?

Is it a developmental delay?

If you're worried that your toddler is not developing normally, observe, track and communicate rather than 'wait and see,' say experts.

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Tweens & Teens

Teen tooth-whitening tips

Teen tooth-whitening tips

What parents should know before you let your tween or teeen reach for the bleach.

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Solutions

Worries -- and what we can affect

Worries -- and what we can affect

If we're too obvious in our concerns about risky behaviors such as drugs, sex or violence, we signal a lack of confidence that our kids can handle challenges. obvious in our concerns, we signal a lack of confidence that our kids can handle challenges.

Tips to battle stereotypes

Tips to battle stereotypes

Help your children recognize at economic, gender and ethnic stereotypes in media. They paint people unfairly and misinform us about the world.

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Special Needs Parenting

Is it a developmental delay?

Is it a developmental delay?

If you're worried that your toddler is not developing normally, observe, track and communicate rather than 'wait and see,' say experts.

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