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November 2012

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Food & Nutrition

Listen first, then talk about weight

Listen first, then talk about weight

Experts say understand how your child feels about herself first, and armed with that knowledge, together you can discuss weight issues.

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Mom's Health

Urinary incontinence affects many

Urinary incontinence affects many

The 40% of middle-aged women who have stress or urge incontinence often can be helped.

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Book Reviews

Sympathy for a cockroach

Sympathy for a cockroach

Kids' books centered on two unusual protagonists — a cockroach and a glacier — win thumbs up from reviewer Frank Lipsius.

Great gifts for children

Great gifts for children

Check out these 2012 NAPPA award-winning books, DVDs, games, music, toys and virtual products.

Tiny tape

Tiny tape

Decorate pens, iPods, lockers, lunch boxes and craft projects with miniature tape Try a tinier version of tape that comes in all sorts of colors and patterns.

Toy drives meet widespread need

Toy drives meet widespread need

Toys for Tots, Salvation Army drives, the Ronald McDonald Houses and many local drives help bring kids holiday happiness.

5 holiday shopping money-savers

5 holiday shopping money-savers

Make a list... Don’t rush... Avoid debt... Carry less cards and cash

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Music Reviews

The best family CDs of 2012

The best family CDs of 2012

Reviewer Kathy O'Connell declared a 20-way tie for 2012's best children's music. Scroll her choices and see videos from the artists.

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Family Fun Features

Celebrate Native American History Month

Celebrate Native American History Month

Visit these local museums to learn about the traditions and contributions of Native Americans during November, Native American History Month.

Toy drives meet widespread need

Toy drives meet widespread need

Toys for Tots, Salvation Army drives, the Ronald McDonald Houses and many local drives help bring kids holiday happiness.

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Geri Albano

Geri Albano

Meet our October grandmother of the month.

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MomSpeak

Alphabet exercises as easy as ABC!

Alphabet exercises as easy as ABC!

Most kids need repeated exposure to learn the alphabet. Here are ways parents can reinforce ABC learning.

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Early Education

Alphabet exercises as easy as ABC!

Alphabet exercises as easy as ABC!

Most kids need repeated exposure to learn the alphabet. Here are ways parents can reinforce ABC learning.

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Health & Nutrition

Urinary incontinence affects many

Urinary incontinence affects many

The 40% of middle-aged women who have stress or urge incontinence often can be helped.

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Solutions

Foster care: an adoption option

Foster care: an adoption option

Foster parents eventually adopt an estimated 50%-60% of children in their care. While avoiding the expense of conventional adoption, there are pitfalls to foster adoption.

Parents of bullies can be sued

Parents of bullies can be sued

Parents of bullies face potentially devastating financial and emotional consequences, yet another reason to take bullying seriously.

Listen first, then talk about weight

Listen first, then talk about weight

Experts say understand how your child feels about herself first, and armed with that knowledge, together you can discuss weight issues.

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Special Needs Parenting

IEP vs. 504: What’s the difference?

IEP vs. 504: What’s the difference?

If your child has a disability and the school recommends a 504 Plan, be aware that the protections are weaker than an IEP's.

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