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July 2011

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Food & Nutrition

The Healthiest Drinks for Kids

The Healthiest Drinks for Kids

What a child drinks can drastically affect the amount of calories consumed, as well as the amount of nutrients needed to build strong bodies.

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Medical

What Doctors Want Parents To Know

What Doctors Want Parents To Know

We asked several Delaware Valley pediatricians what they'd like to tell every mom and dad. Here's what they said.

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Mom's Health

Hey Mom, Take a Deep Breath!

Hey Mom, Take a Deep Breath!

Deep breathing releases tension from the body and clears the mind. It is an easy way to improve both your physical and mental well-being. Here's how to begin.

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Book Reviews

Funky Facts for Frivolous Fun

Funky Facts for Frivolous Fun

For kids' summer reading, books of light facts go well with light meals, light suntan and plain old light.

For a First Phone, Consider Prepaid

For a First Phone, Consider Prepaid

Get “a cheap, simple phone with a prepaid plan and see how things go,” says Consumer Reports' electronics editor.

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Music Reviews

Cool Tunes To Beat the Heat

Cool Tunes To Beat the Heat

Kathy O'Connell recommends summer kids music from Groundwork Music Orchestra and Baron Von Rumblebuss plus cool concerts featuring The Plants and Princess Katie & Racer Steve.

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Family Fun Features

Summer Concerts

Summer Concerts

Find free and low-cost live entertainment right in your backyard: dozens of concerts, by county

First Look: George Washington at the National Constitution Center

First Look: George Washington at the National Constitution Center

A photo tour of the new free-for-kids summer exhibit

New This Month

New This Month

Make your own ice cream flavor in Lancaster, catch the excitement of Summer Stage in Upper Darby — and more fun for families in July

Family Favorites

Family Favorites

We asked, you answered: Your favorite museums, playgrounds, zoos and other kid-friendly places to visit

Backseat Boredom Busters

Backseat Boredom Busters

Tired of hearing “Are we there yet?” Keep antsy kids occupied during your next car or plane ride with these on-the-go toys.

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Updates

Heinz Wildlife Photo Contest

Heinz Wildlife Photo Contest

Kids, teens and adults have until Sept. 1 to enter the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum's annual photo contest.

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Seconday Education

Quality Extracurricular Activities Can Be Crucial to College Admission

Quality Extracurricular Activities Can Be Crucial to College Admission

Activities like student government, band and sports could make a critical difference, say admissions officials.

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In Style

Backseat Boredom Busters

Backseat Boredom Busters

Tired of hearing “Are we there yet?” Keep antsy kids occupied during your next car or plane ride with these on-the-go toys.

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Mom Matters

Hey Mom, Take a Deep Breath!

Hey Mom, Take a Deep Breath!

Deep breathing releases tension from the body and clears the mind. It is an easy way to improve both your physical and mental well-being. Here's how to begin.

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Health & Nutrition

What Doctors Want Parents To Know

What Doctors Want Parents To Know

We asked several Delaware Valley pediatricians what they'd like to tell every mom and dad. Here's what they said.

The Healthiest Drinks for Kids

The Healthiest Drinks for Kids

What a child drinks can drastically affect the amount of calories consumed, as well as the amount of nutrients needed to build strong bodies.

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New Mom

Hey Mom, Take a Deep Breath!

Hey Mom, Take a Deep Breath!

Deep breathing releases tension from the body and clears the mind. It is an easy way to improve both your physical and mental well-being. Here's how to begin.

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Solutions

Why Is My Child So Angry?

Why Is My Child So Angry?

Numerous triggers can irritate children, produce stress and anxiety and set off anger. Here are suggestions from professionals and parents for dealing with angry children.

How To Tell If Your Child Is Lying

How To Tell If Your Child Is Lying

Body language, expressions and defensive responses can provide telltale signs that a kid is fibbing

4 Car Seat Questions & Answers

4 Car Seat Questions & Answers

Car seat transitions should be clear-cut — but often they’re not. Here are answers to frequently asked questions.

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Other Disabilities Research & Advice

Parents Offer ADHD Advice

Parents Offer ADHD Advice

On the MetroKids Facebook page and at the support website DailyStrength, we asked parents of kids with ADHD for suggestions to other parents. Here’s what they said.

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