MetroKids - August 2012 August 1, 2012 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin Healthy Living, Parties‘Gold’ eye in photos signals dangerThe digital picture reflection can give parents early warning for 15 diseases and cancer. Your HomeEasy kids' bedroom makeoversAdd a few bold items, change wall colors or use removable stickers to give your child's room a new look. Special Needs ParentingHelp teens gain medical self-relianceAs kids with special needs grow older, assuming responsibility for medical decisions and health care requires careful preparation. Mom MattersIdeas for Moms' Night Out FunGirls still want to have fun, whether it's watching a chick flick, cooking or dining out together or partying at a crafts studio. SolutionsBack to school with LESS MESSWith this hour-by-hour guide to better organization, students are less likely to lose homework and misplace activity equipment. ClassesMom, I want to play the pianoGreat, but how do you know if your child is ready for music lessons? Elementary EducationMy kid got a 'bad teacher'!If you're concerned about your child's new teacher, here's how to identify your concerns and address them. Book ReviewsFood for thoughtReviews of The Onion's Great Escape by Sara Fanilli and A World of Food: Discover Magic Lands Made of Things You Can Eat by Carl Warner. Music Reviews3 collections with a messageChildren's CDs encourage girls to study science and engineering, look at friendship and teach little folks to be nice. MedicalGirls' Soccer Head Injuries RiseTreatment for concussions and repetitive head injuries in youth sports are on the rise. Girls soccer ranks just behind football and boys' ice hockey. Ask MommaSon loves his pet more than mom!Of course he does, says humorist Jeanne Martin. The dog doesn't make your son clean his room. GoodsBold, Funky School BagsYour kids will love this line of customizable backpacks, and drawstring, lunch and messenger bags by Forever Frogs. Meet a MetroKids MomDanielle GlassMeet our August mom of the month. Family Fun FeaturesOlympic Sports Close to HomeWe can't all attend the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, but try these local sporting events in the Philadelphia area, Delaware, and South Jersey for Olympic family fun a little closer to home. PlayHAPPY TRAILSHike, bike or enjoy a stroll with baby at these 15 mom-recommended parks.