MetroKids - October 2014 October 1, 2014 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin Food & NutritionHalloween Candy Buy-Back ProgramHow to participate in the Halloween Candy Buy Back and support the troops Secondary Education, Tweens & TeensStay Ahead of SenioritisHow to help college-bound seniors get their college prep done early, before senioritis hits Education FeaturesSchool Problems: "My teacher hates me!" A grade-by-grade guide to solving school problems and dealing with "bad" teachers SolutionsSingle Parent Support SystemHow single parents can build a support group. Plus: Philadelphia area support groups for single parents. Babies, Money, New MomsBaby Budget: Year OneThe average baby budget for year one, from conception through a child's first birthday Education Features, SolutionsThe Benefits of FailureFailure and disappointment teach important life lessons that can help kids grow. Plus, JK Rowling on the Fringe Benefits of Failure Education Features, SolutionsFriends Schools Keep the PeaceWhat parents can learn from Quaker methods of peaceful conflict resolution used at area Friends schools. Plus, a list of Delaware Valley Friends schools. Classes, Education Features, PlayAcademic Competitions: Go for the GoldWhy Academic Quiz bowl kids, Mathletes and spelling bee whizzes find academic competitions to be a win win. Food & Nutrition, Health & Nutrition, Party FeaturesHealthy Halloween Treats4 healthy Halloween treats replace candy at your Halloween party. Plus: Hallween Candy Buy Back info. Health & Nutrition, Medical, Mom Matters, Mom's HealthBeyond MammographyThe pros & cons of tomosynthesis, breast MRI, computer aided detection and automated breast ultrasound to diagnose breast cancer in women who have dense breasts or a family history of the disease. Health & Nutrition, MedicalThyroid Problems in ChildrenThe three types of thyroid problems in children can be managed with treatment. Book ReviewsKids' Book Review: A New SeussKids' book reviews of Horton and the Kwuggerbug by Dr. Seuss, plus Sam's Pet Temper Music Reviews, Party FeaturesHalloween Music & MoreA kids' Halloween playlist, plus kindie from Little Miss Ann, the Billy Jonas Band and more Child Care, Education Features, Educator's Edition, SolutionsSafe School Spot CheckHallmarks of a safe school and classroom environment Family Fun Features, Family Life, Home Life, SolutionsHalloween Costume IdeasHot kid Halloween costumes, store-bought and DIY Meet a MetroKids MomMK Mom Mindy DeLisiAn MK reader and mom of three fills us in on her family faves. Family Fun Features, Family Life, PlayTake the Kids: Bear, DEFamily-friendly places to go in Bear, DE Family Fun FeaturesHalloween Fun & Haunted HappeningsCelebrate Halloween at spooky and not-so-spooky attractions in Delaware, South Jersey and the Philadelphia area.