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October 2011

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Medical

Vision Problems Can Go Unseen

Vision Problems Can Go Unseen

School or pediatrician screenings don't pick up all children's vision issues. Here's how to recognize if your child has a hidden vision problem.

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Mom's Health

Breast Self-Exam Q & A

Breast Self-Exam Q & A

Delaware Valley doctors answer frequently asked questions about breast self-exams as we observe October as breast cancer awareness month.

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Book Reviews

'Zombie in Love' Gives His Heart

'Zombie in Love' Gives His Heart

An appropriate Halloween love story for kids, Kelly DiPucchio's book seems to say there's someone for each of us,

Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather

Cozy up in cardigans featuring fall’s most popular prints.

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Music Reviews

Songs Give Hope to Bully Victims

Songs Give Hope to Bully Victims

Kathy O'Connell reviews Big Bully, a CD collection of songs that address bullying by Milkshake, Nancy Tucker, The Hipwaders and other artists.

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Tech Talk

Teach Online Search Safety

Teach Online Search Safety

For a 9-year-old who doesn’t type or spell well, the challenge of using a search engine is too much without a parent's help. Here are ways to help kids search effectively and responsibly.

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Family Fun Features

Ultimate Guide to Fall Fun

Ultimate Guide to Fall Fun

100+ places to enjoy autumn delights and Halloween frights

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Ask Momma

Paci-Problems

Paci-Problems

A humorous look at how Momma "solved" her child's pacifier problem, and her advice to other binky parents.

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Sheryl Del Galdo

Sheryl Del Galdo

Meet our October mom of the month

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MomSpeak

Mean Girl Moms

Mean Girl Moms

"Mean girls" still exist in the mom community, and in some ways they're worse than on the school yard, says mom blogger Stephanie Anderson.

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Photo Galleries

World Smile Day Contest Gallery

World Smile Day Contest Gallery

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Early Education

Why Some Boys Don't Like To Read

Why Some Boys Don't Like To Read

Boys tend not to be as interested in girls in reading at a young age. What can parents do about it?

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Education Features

New Advice: Vary Study Locations

New Advice: Vary Study Locations

Students study best if they vary locations and work on more than one subject, experts now say. Delaware Valley educators and parents agree.

6 Tactics for Homework Motivation

6 Tactics for Homework Motivation

Your approach to homework can make the difference between your child child being apathetic or an eager learner. These strategies can help.

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Health & Nutrition

Vision Problems Can Go Unseen

Vision Problems Can Go Unseen

School or pediatrician screenings don't pick up all children's vision issues. Here's how to recognize if your child has a hidden vision problem.

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Special Needs Parenting

A Special Need: Nurture Marriage

A Special Need: Nurture Marriage

Extra responsibilities and stress often require parents of kids with special needs to fine tune their marriage. Here are tips on how to stay connected and supportive.

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