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MetroKids

May 2012

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Healthy Living

Start Early with Bike Helmets

Start Early with Bike Helmets

As soon as children begin riding a tricycle, parents should buy them a bicycle helmet to prevent head injuries.

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Medical

4 Family Stress Busters

4 Family Stress Busters

You often can't hide emotional issues from your kids. So take stock, take time, have some fun and take care of yourself

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Book Reviews

Maurice Sendak Dies at 83

Maurice Sendak Dies at 83

The Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia is the major repository for the beloved children's illustrator and author.

Books Can Help Parents Discuss Tough Topics with Teens

Books Can Help Parents Discuss Tough Topics with Teens

Reading the same book as their child can help parents discuss difficult issues such as date rape, drugs, alcohol and weight.

Photo Books

Photo Books

These specialty sites emphasize innovative processes that make creating custom keepsakes simple and fun.

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Music Reviews

The Okee Dokees Brothers’ Excellent Adventure

The Okee Dokees Brothers’ Excellent Adventure

Available in CD or DVD, this chronicle of a trip down the Mississippi River is a treasure for family music and traditional folk fans alike.

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Ask Momma

Advice Is Hard To Swallow!

Advice Is Hard To Swallow!

Momma's sort of tongue-in-cheek advice when you get unwelcome advice about breastfeeding: It's your life and your child.

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Melissa Street-Caulder

Melissa Street-Caulder

Meet our May mom of the month.

Why Kids Say They Love Camp

Why Kids Say They Love Camp

Friends, challenges, science experiments, acceptance, the food, the freedom to be themselves — that's why kids love camp!

DAY CAMP DECISIONS

DAY CAMP DECISIONS

Is your child ready? Which camp is right? How do you prepare? Advice for parents of young first-time day campers.

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Early Education

Early Education: Nature & Health

Early Education: Nature & Health

Here are ways to create environments that foster a healthy relationship between children and nature.

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Seconday Education

Hosting a Foreign Exchange Student

Hosting a Foreign Exchange Student

It can be a wonderful family experience, a way for your kids to learn more about the world without leaving home.

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Mom Matters

After Baby Arrives, Still Friends!

After Baby Arrives, Still Friends!

Having a baby doesn't mean your friendships have to go south. Reach out, make adjustments and include old friends in your new life.

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Health & Nutrition

4 Family Stress Busters

4 Family Stress Busters

You often can't hide emotional issues from your kids. So take stock, take time, have some fun and take care of yourself

Sophia and Jacob Top Baby Names

Sophia and Jacob Top Baby Names

It's a first for Sophia. Jacob has led baby boy names for 13 years. Mason was the only name that cracked either list's top 10 for the first time. Was it because of Mason Kardashian?

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Solutions

Start Early with Bike Helmets

Start Early with Bike Helmets

As soon as children begin riding a tricycle, parents should buy them a bicycle helmet to prevent head injuries.

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Party Features

Hot Ideas for Cool Parties

Hot Ideas for Cool Parties

Birthday celebrations can range from hip at-home parties to museum trips and fun at your child's favorite activity.

Special Parties for Special Needs

Special Parties for Special Needs

Careful organization, extra help and sometimes the expertise of an entertainer or party provider can make your child's birthday a happy one.

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Special Needs Parenting

Special Parties for Special Needs

Special Parties for Special Needs

Careful organization, extra help and sometimes the expertise of an entertainer or party provider can make your child's birthday a happy one.

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