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October 2010

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Food & Nutrition

Mom, I Want To Be a Vegetarian!

Mom, I Want To Be a Vegetarian!

Here's how to support teens when they choose a vegetarian diet, including ways to make sure they get adequate nutrition.

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Medical

Help Kids Cope with Acne Anxiety

Help Kids Cope with Acne Anxiety

Insecurity about appearance is common for tweens and teens. Here's how parents can help.

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Mom's Health

Mammogram Basics

Mammogram Basics

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a great time to schedule a mammogram. When you go for your test, here are ways to avoid discomfort.

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Book Reviews

Parallel Universes for Ages 4-8

Parallel Universes for Ages 4-8

In new books for the post-toddler set, ironic twists give kids the upper hand in the world that adults have to fit into.

6 Ways to Trim Your Baby Budget

6 Ways to Trim Your Baby Budget

A typical middle-income U.S. family will spend an average of $13,590 on baby’s first year alone. Here are ways you can spend less, get better value and still buy high quality, safe products.

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Music Reviews

Scary Disney Oldies in New CD

Scary Disney Oldies in New CD

Disney Villains: Simply Sinister Songs recycles tunes from a wealth of musical legends.

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Tech Talk

Plugged-In Parents Monitor Kids' Grades and Assignments Online

Plugged-In Parents Monitor Kids' Grades and Assignments Online

Here's how to get the most out of school access systems.

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Your Home

The Making of a Haunted House

The Making of a Haunted House

How to build the spookiest setting on the block

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Family Fun Features

Wear Your Costume Again & Again

Wear Your Costume Again & Again

Get extra wear out of your Halloween costumes at local parties, parades & contests.

Doggie Days

Doggie Days

Enjoy fresh-air exercise and spend quality time with your pooch at this month’s local doggie fundraisers and festivals.

New This Month

New This Month

A dinosaur simulation, Betsy Ross exhibit, Longwood Gardens terrace & more

Guide to Fall Fun

Guide to Fall Fun

50+ hayrides, corn mazes, fall festivals, Halloween tours & more

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Weekend Planner

Weekend Planner: Here Comes Halloween!

Weekend Planner: Here Comes Halloween!

Treat your family to a ghoulishly good time at these weekend celebrations.

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Updates

50% of H.S. Students Admit Bullying

50% of H.S. Students Admit Bullying

Largest-ever U.S. high school student survey also finds more than half hit someone in the past 12 months.

Facebook Must Explain Security Rift

Facebook Must Explain Security Rift

The U.S. House privacy committee demands to know what Facebook will do about applications that transmit users' ID numbers, even with strict privacy settings.

Docs Urge Focus on Kids' Media Use

Docs Urge Focus on Kids' Media Use

In a new policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics urges doctors, schools and parents to focus on kids use of the Internet, TV, cell phones and other media.

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Education Features

Responding to Economy,  Private Schools Increase Financial Aid

Responding to Economy, Private Schools Increase Financial Aid

Delaware Valley independent schools say more families seek assistance. Some wait longer to apply.

Plugged-In Parents Monitor Kids' Grades and Assignments Online

Plugged-In Parents Monitor Kids' Grades and Assignments Online

Here's how to get the most out of school access systems.

Schools Provide Free Study Help

Schools Provide Free Study Help

If your child needs study help, check out free and low-cost resources available from school and community groups.

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In Style

The Making of a Haunted House

The Making of a Haunted House

How to build the spookiest setting on the block

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Health & Nutrition

Mom, I Want To Be a Vegetarian!

Mom, I Want To Be a Vegetarian!

Here's how to support teens when they choose a vegetarian diet, including ways to make sure they get adequate nutrition.

Help Kids Cope with Acne Anxiety

Help Kids Cope with Acne Anxiety

Insecurity about appearance is common for tweens and teens. Here's how parents can help.

6 Ways to Trim Your Baby Budget

6 Ways to Trim Your Baby Budget

A typical middle-income U.S. family will spend an average of $13,590 on baby’s first year alone. Here are ways you can spend less, get better value and still buy high quality, safe products.

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Tweens & Teens

Mom, I Want To Be a Vegetarian!

Mom, I Want To Be a Vegetarian!

Here's how to support teens when they choose a vegetarian diet, including ways to make sure they get adequate nutrition.

Help Kids Cope with Acne Anxiety

Help Kids Cope with Acne Anxiety

Insecurity about appearance is common for tweens and teens. Here's how parents can help.

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Autism Research & Advice

Behavior Management and Autism

Behavior Management and Autism

Kids with autism who act out often receive behavior plans, but children who internalize their issues need them too.

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