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May 2010

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Medical

Asthma: The Focus Is on Control

Asthma: The Focus Is on Control

With no single cause to pursue for a cure, in recent years the medical emphasis has been on controlling asthma. Here's what parents need to know.

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Book Reviews

Fresh Illustrations Enliven Classics

Fresh Illustrations Enliven Classics

Careful, colorful adaptions bring Moby-Dick, Treasure Island and Alice in Wonderland to life in new kids' books.

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Music Reviews

Great Production Lifts Twangy CD

Great Production Lifts Twangy CD

Kids' music reviews include Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem's Ranky Tanky and Uncle Rock's The Big Picture.

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Family Fun Features

Spotlight On...

Spotlight On...

Family festivals & time with Mom

New This Month

New This Month

Historical stories, imaginative garden displays, Ringling Bros. & more

Guide to Amusement Parks & Waterparks

Guide to Amusement Parks & Waterparks

What’s new for 2010, the best rides by kids' ages & cost-saving tips

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Updates

Studies Show Possible Autism Links to Fertility Drugs, In Vitro Fertilization and Pre-Term Birth

Studies Show Possible Autism Links to Fertility Drugs, In Vitro Fertilization and Pre-Term Birth

Researchers call for further research. The large majority of women who use fertility drugs do not have autistic children.

ADHD-Pesticide Link in Produce

ADHD-Pesticide Link in Produce

Buy organic, suggest study's author and watchdog group.

PediaCare Added to Medicine Recall

PediaCare Added to Medicine Recall

Parents have been told to stop using liquid versions of children's Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec, Benadryl and PediaCare.

3 Area Presidential Scholars Chosen

3 Area Presidential Scholars Chosen

Three Delaware Valley high school seniors, Benjamin Lei, Daniel Sullivan and Amy Yang are among 141 outstanding students named 2010 U.S. Presidential Scholars.

Summer Programs Keep Skills Sharp

Summer Programs Keep Skills Sharp

An array of summer academic programs can close learning gaps, keep skills sharp or give kids a taste of college.

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Seconday Education

College Isn't the Only Option

College Isn't the Only Option

College isn't right for every student — including many who enroll in four-year programs. Here are alternatives.

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In Style

Party Pleasers

Party Pleasers

Planning an at-home birthday party just got easier, thanks to these cool new kits and games.

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Mom Matters

Feeling the ‘Sandwich’ Squeeze?

Feeling the ‘Sandwich’ Squeeze?

Odds are strong that today's "sandwich generation" mothers will care for children, elderly parents and themselves.

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Health & Nutrition

Asthma: The Focus Is on Control

Asthma: The Focus Is on Control

With no single cause to pursue for a cure, in recent years the medical emphasis has been on controlling asthma. Here's what parents need to know.

Diaper Debate: Cloth or Disposable?

Diaper Debate: Cloth or Disposable?

Concern for the environment leads many new parents to choose between cloth and disposable diapers, wondering which is better for Mother Earth.

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Solutions

The Virtues of Bedroom-Sharing

The Virtues of Bedroom-Sharing

Children learn useful life skills when they room together — and your home will gain living space.

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Party Features

Party Pleasers

Party Pleasers

Planning an at-home birthday party just got easier, thanks to these cool new kits and games.

Party Food Pointers

Party Food Pointers

Birthday party expert Jamie Jarvis suggests foods to match your child's party style.

6 Creative Birthday Parties

6 Creative Birthday Parties

Looking for new birthday party ideas? Though labeled "boys" and "girls," several of these fun themes transcend gender.

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Other Disabilities Research & Advice

Asthma: The Focus Is on Control

Asthma: The Focus Is on Control

With no single cause to pursue for a cure, in recent years the medical emphasis has been on controlling asthma. Here's what parents need to know.

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Special Needs Parenting

Your Extended School Year Rights

Your Extended School Year Rights

Our federal and state special education laws recognize that your child’s disability does not take a vacation. As a result, a school district’s obligation to provide qualified students with a Free and Appropriate Public Education doesn’t end in June.

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