MetroKids - August 2011 August 1, 2011 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin Meet a MetroKids MomCheryl GrossMeet our August mom of the month Photo GalleriesGrandparents Day Contest GalleryFor our September 2011 Snapshot of the Month contest, MetroKids Facebook fans shared photos of kids with their grandparents in celebration of Grandparents Day, Sept. 11, 2011. The contest winner, with 57 "likes," was Sharon Fullerton's happy photo of her… Food & Nutrition, Health & Nutrition, UpdatesTips To Pack a Safe LunchA recent study found that more than 90 percent with perishable items (even with multiple ice packs) were kept at unsafe temperatures. Family Fun FeaturesFirst Look: Financial Literacy at the Please Touch MuseumNew puppet show and programs at the kids' museum focus on finance. Plus: At-home activity for your family Special Needs ParentingBuild Positive School RelationshipsStrong family-school relationships improve a child’s chance for success at school. This is especially true for special education. Book ReviewsBooks for a Long Summer DriveBackseat activity books can keep the kids amused and learning while you head off to vacation, or once you get there. Education & Child Care, Education FeaturesSoothe Back-to-School JittersThe first day of school is loaded with excitement. It can also be filled with anxiety. Here's how preparation can ease those worries. In StyleBack-to-School BuysStocking up on stylish accessories is a snap at these retailers. Family Fun FeaturesNew in AugustAll-you-can-eat crabs, a Sesame Street-themed planetarium show, Musikfest and more Music ReviewsThe Hipwaders' New CD RocksOn their new CD The Golden State, rocking trio The Hipwaders serve up tunes from their live shows. Education Features, Tech TalkThe Cyber Charter School OptionIn Pennsylvania, cyber charter schools continue to add students. Who's using them? What are the pros and cons? Health & Nutrition, MedicalWhen To Worry about ConstipationConstipation in children is fairly common, but it is increasing. Learn how to recognize, prevent and treat it. Food & Nutrition, Health & NutritionNew Kids' Menus at RestaurantsNineteen restaurant chains now offer meals that seek to provide nutritional balance. Here's a closer look. Mom MattersHigh-Fun, Low-Cost Date NightsTimes are tight, but parents still need special evenings together to decompress and reconnect. These ideas will leave your family budget intact. Ask MommaFighting Siblings?My kids — five and seven — argue all the time. Any tips on how I should handle this? MomSpeakA Letter from the PresidentBlogger Jessica Cohen to ponders the value of a letter in today's 140-character milieu after her son's letter to the White House receives a response. ClassesActivity Classes: Find the Right FitWhat makes a good extracurricular match? It depends on your child's age, but also on your own time and financial parameters. UpdatesIt's a Good Time To Try SoccerThe Women's World Cup has raised interest and awareness in soccer. Here's how to help your child get started. Babies4 Reasons Babies Refuse To NurseMost babies go through a phase of resisting or refusing breastfeeding. Four common, treatable conditions are often involved. Family Fun Features8 Wild Zoo & Aquarium ExperiencesTurn an ordinary day into an animal adventure!