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September 2012

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Grandparents special role: support

Grandparents special role: support

The number one “special need” of any child is unconditional love, and a grandparent of a child with special needs has the unique ability to furnish it.

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Fitness

EXERCISE CLASS QUESTIONS

EXERCISE CLASS QUESTIONS

What type and style of fitness class fits your child? Is he ready? Does she have an interest in tennis, gymnastics or martial arts?

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Food & Nutrition

Food allergies on the rise

Food allergies on the rise

An average of two kids in each class class probably have an allergy. Most common are milk, eggs, wheat, soy, nuts, fish and shellfish.

Join the school cafeteria revolution

Join the school cafeteria revolution

Here's how parents can get involved in promoting healthier food at their child’s school or district.

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Mom's Health

Lifestyle tweaks for healthy aging

Lifestyle tweaks for healthy aging

These tips to alter, diet, exercise, habits and expectations can improve mom's health. Changes can be as simple as walking 20 minutes a day.

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Book Reviews

Wegman, cool facts and Gaileo

Wegman, cool facts and Gaileo

Weimeraner photographer William Wegman discusses how to depict nature. Often garish illustrations spice up a fact book. And a biography chronicles the "father of modern science."

Sleepy time tactic

Sleepy time tactic

When it's time to sleep, this powerful little reptile projects blue wages against the ceiling and plays relaxing ocean sounds.

529 savings plans, pro & con

529 savings plans, pro & con

A 529 plan accumulates college savings tax-free, but disadvantages include a lack of flexibility. There are alternatives.

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Music Reviews

Big Bang Boom and Caspar Babypants

Big Bang Boom and Caspar Babypants

Rockers Big Bang Boom make big noise with their third family CD. "Summer Baby (Let it Ride)" is a rocking daddy/baby love song by Caspar Babypants.

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Family Fun Features

Fall into family fun on the farm

Fall into family fun on the farm

Celebrate the turn of the season at some of these Delaware, Pennsylvania and South Jersey family-friendly farms.

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Kheli Marie Muhammad

Kheli Marie Muhammad

Meet our September mom of the month.

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Classes

EXERCISE CLASS QUESTIONS

EXERCISE CLASS QUESTIONS

What type and style of fitness class fits your child? Is he ready? Does she have an interest in tennis, gymnastics or martial arts?

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Education Features

21ST CENTURY EDUCATION

21ST CENTURY EDUCATION

Some schools have adopted an educational model that features inquiry, research, collaboration, problem solving, presentation and reflection. It emphasizes thinking skills instead of rote learning.

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Elementary Education

First-time bus ride jitters?

First-time bus ride jitters?

These tips can help ease the anxiety for both you and your child.

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Health & Nutrition

Join the school cafeteria revolution

Join the school cafeteria revolution

Here's how parents can get involved in promoting healthier food at their child’s school or district.

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Solutions

A day to celebrate grandparents

A day to celebrate grandparents

Sept. 9 is Grandparents Day. Here are ways for your family to celebrate.

Big election offers big opportunity

Big election offers big opportunity

With intrigue, surprises and high passions, the 2012 presidential campaign offers parents a dramatic way to teach children about our political process.

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Special Needs Parenting

Grandparents special role: support

Grandparents special role: support

The number one “special need” of any child is unconditional love, and a grandparent of a child with special needs has the unique ability to furnish it.

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