MetroKids - October 2012 October 1, 2012 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin GoodsAnimated hoodiesMouth Man hoodies feature a graphic of an animal, and when arms are folded across the chest, the image transforms into the animal’s roaring mouth. Meet a MetroKids MomStephanie GloverMeet our October mom of the month. Party Features2 Halloween parties — one for kids and one for mummyCreating a successful Halloween party can be a tricky task, but with good planning, the result can be a treat. Here are ideas for two parties, one for kids and one for adults. Kids’ party Print Invitiations At etsy.com,… Music ReviewsA brilliant bridge to the bluesThrough kid-friendly language and themes, Randy Kaplan brings the blues form to family music. Also recommended: Justin Roberts' "Trick or Treat," a non-scary Halloween song. Book ReviewsTwo classics, reimaginedThe Odyssey is told in a human, modern way while a graphic novel presentation puts faces to A Wrinkle in Time's names and settings to its locations. Mom MattersThe mommy martyr makeoverDo you make sure everything gets done and see to everyone else's happiness while you neglect yourself? Then these tips are for you! Education FeaturesAre you a homework helper?Four area tutors suggest ways parents can be their kids' study buddies. Their tips include reading to, and later along with, your children. Food & Nutrition, Health & NutritionDine out stress-free (sort of)These mom-tested tips for eating with kids at a restaurant include menus, timing, tables versus booths and ambiance. SolutionsI'll get you my pretty!Are there good reasons to let kids read frightening books or watch scary movies? Yes, say the experts. Health & Nutrition, MedicalSUDDEN CARDIAC ARRESTDetection of children's heart defects and rapid response to emergencies can save lives. Lawmakers in PA, NJ and DE have taken action. Classes, Education FeaturesGet art smartsSome schools have cut arts education. Here's how to fill the gap, at home, using community resources and by helping your school. Special Needs ParentingThe Science of DefianceChildren typically defy their parents. At what point does hostile, defiant behavior indicate an emotional disability?