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April 2011

Metro Parent Magazine
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The April Metro Parent issue is packed with resources galore for your family, from green tips to special needs insight. Find a Metro Parent newsstand near you!


Green Goof-Ups
Print: 10 eco errors your family might be making – and how to fix them
Web: Throw a greener birthday party for your kid.

Is Overnight Camp Right for Your Child?
Print: The pros, cons and other considerations
Web: Discover 10 amazing camps for your little overachiever.

Special Needs
Metro Parent's special needs section for April 2011 spotlights:

  • 'Special' Siblings: The unique, beautiful and challenging bond
  • Autism Treatment: A battle is renewed in Lansing over who foots the bill
  • Course Correct: Fine tuning your child's executive function
  • Bits & Briefs: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's School & Youth Campaign, The Friendship Circle's new anti-bullying program and the Help Desk round-up of new special needs books


The Spread
It's on a Roll: Peeps sushi and snail-shaped sandwiches

Mixed Media
HOP movie, Lemonade Mouth CD and more

Metro Mom & Dad
Get to know Dan and Janice Priest, a couple of clowns

Shop Around the Corner
Treat Dreams ice cream shop in Ferndale


Little Ones
Raves for raspberries: How this silly tongue activity can help develop baby's language skills

Big Kids
Solo sports: Explore fencing, martial arts and swimming as extracurricular options, minus the team

Tweens & Teens
Teen esteem: Help navigating the ups and downs of your kids' moods

Little Lessons
Go fly a kite: Learn the knacks, tips and tricks to picking out a perfect kite – and getting it to set sail


  • Family Itineraries: Rochester, Rochester Hills and Troy
  • Camp Guide 2011
  • Spring Spruce-Up
  • What's In Store
  • Professional Services Directory
  • Family Marketplace
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