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September 2010

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Food & Nutrition

Are Energy Drink Safe for Kids?

Are Energy Drink Safe for Kids?

There are now at least 200 energy drinks on the market. But is it a good idea for kids or parents to get an energy-drink buzz?

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Healthy Living

How To Toddler-Proof Your Home

How To Toddler-Proof Your Home

As natural explorers, toddlers are injury magnets. A recent study found that childhood injuries peak at 15 to 17 months of age. To keep your fearless adventurer safe and sound, use these toddler-proofing tactics.

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Book Reviews

Art Books Blend Knowledge and Fun

Art Books Blend Knowledge and Fun

For kids and their parents, art books translate into fun and new ways to see the world, a great blend of education and recreation.

Save Money Buying Kids' Clothes

Save Money Buying Kids' Clothes

Before you spend a small fortune on back-to-school clothes, consider these money saving tips.

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Music Reviews

Good Kids Music for Worthy Causes

Good Kids Music for Worthy Causes

As natural helpers, kids will be drawn to a pair of CD projects created in response to specific challenges: the earthquake in Haiti and America’s obesity epidemic.

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Your Home

How To Toddler-Proof Your Home

How To Toddler-Proof Your Home

As natural explorers, toddlers are injury magnets. A recent study found that childhood injuries peak at 15 to 17 months of age. To keep your fearless adventurer safe and sound, use these toddler-proofing tactics.

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Family Fun Features

FREE Museum Day

FREE Museum Day

Participating attractions offer FREE admission on Sat., Sept. 25.

For the Kids at Fringe

For the Kids at Fringe

Family-appropriate highlights of the 2010 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival + Philly Fringe, Sept. 3-18

New This Month

New This Month

See paintings, kites, mobiles & more at new art exhibits

Family Theater Guide

Family Theater Guide

Find local shows best for your kids or school group. Plus: Accessible theaters for SpecialKids

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Updates

Massive Fisher Price Toy Recall

Massive Fisher Price Toy Recall

Tricycles, play sets, high cheers and Wheelies Rampways contain portruding parts or pose choking hazards.

Abington Again Is One of America's ‘Best Communites for Young People'

Abington Again Is One of America's ‘Best Communites for Young People'

America's Promise Alliance, founded by Colin Powell, cites numerous groups and programs in honoring Abington for 4th time.

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Classes

Ballet's the Way to Gain Dance Skills

Ballet's the Way to Gain Dance Skills

Dance studio directors say that no matter what dance style interests your child, a ballet foundation will boost basic skills.

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Education Features

Study Tips: Don't Call It Homework!

Study Tips: Don't Call It Homework!

As your kids throw on their backpacks and head back to school,these ideas can make homework time less of a hassle.

7 Ways to Conquer Paperwork

7 Ways to Conquer Paperwork

A good system to handle school paperwork will save you time, energy and a lot of headaches. These seven tips will get you started.

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In Style

Playful School Supplies

Playful School Supplies

Bring out a first-day smile with these fun school supplies.

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Mom Matters

Why Single Moms Don't Date

Why Single Moms Don't Date

Single moms are often so busy taking care of their kids’ needs that dating gets put off. Here's how to get started.

7 Ways to Conquer Paperwork

7 Ways to Conquer Paperwork

A good system to handle school paperwork will save you time, energy and a lot of headaches. These seven tips will get you started.

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Health & Nutrition

Are Energy Drink Safe for Kids?

Are Energy Drink Safe for Kids?

There are now at least 200 energy drinks on the market. But is it a good idea for kids or parents to get an energy-drink buzz?

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Solutions

How To  S t r e t c h  Time

How To S t r e t c h Time

Learning to manage your time — and teaching the kids how to manage theirs — gives your family a valuable skill.

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Toddlers

How To Toddler-Proof Your Home

How To Toddler-Proof Your Home

As natural explorers, toddlers are injury magnets. A recent study found that childhood injuries peak at 15 to 17 months of age. To keep your fearless adventurer safe and sound, use these toddler-proofing tactics.

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Tweens & Teens

Are Energy Drink Safe for Kids?

Are Energy Drink Safe for Kids?

There are now at least 200 energy drinks on the market. But is it a good idea for kids or parents to get an energy-drink buzz?

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Special Needs Parenting

Are You Ready for an IEP Update?

Are You Ready for an IEP Update?

The beginning of the school year is a good time for a review of your child's IEP. You can establish goals for the school year and meet new members of your child’s education team.

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