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April 2014

Metro Parent Magazine
Table of Contents

FEATURES

Phys Ed Fizzle
Gym classes are being scaled back. Why – and what's the impact on kids?

SPECIAL NEEDS

Navigating the Deaf World
Two local families share how they helped their children, who were born unable to hear

Sex and Special Needs
Nine ways to navigate 'the talk' and the feelings they are definitely developing

SNippets: Special Needs News & Notables

PARENT PIPELINE

Hot news
Screens trumping sleep: How technology use is hurting kids' sleep habits

Mishmash

  • Nature fun in southeast Michigan
  • Help foster kids and women in need
  • New study roundup
  • Local spring picks – farm babies, glass creations, more

'It' Pages

KIDS DECONSTRUCTED

Curbing tykes' separation anxiety
Nixing teen girls' friendly use of nasty names

PROFILES & PERSPECTIVES

Kyle Smitley shifts from kids clothing to founding a Detroit charter school
Mom Shannon Shelton Miller discovers a love bigger than football

OUT & ABOUT

Calendar
A roundup of the awesome activities April has in store for families.

Getaway
Hilton Head Island in South Carolina

SPECIAL ADVERTISING

  • Camp Guide 2014
  • Professional Service
  • Parties & Entertainment
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