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August 2011

Metro Parent Magazine
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Back-to-school meets the dog days of summer in the August 2011 Metro Parent! Check out the contents here; then, find a newsstand near you.


Creativity Crisis
Print: Taking education out of the books and into their hands
Web: Learn to be more creative with tips from Jeff DeGraff, local dad and U-M innovation guru

'I'm Bored'
Print: 7 sensational ideas to beat the summer doldrums
Web: What are the top 10 family summer musts in southeast Michigan?

Print: Vacations + family friends = extra fun
Web: Glamour + camping: Is glamping right for your family?

School Volunteer Cheat Sheet
Print: What job is best for you?
Web: Room Parent 101: Scope out six savvy tips.

Making Cheerleading Safer
Print: Cool twists and flips in modern cheerleading have come at a price – safety. Two local girls paid that price and offer ideas for making the sport safer.
Web: Want to make the leap? Check out this cheerleading safety checklist.


The Spread
Doggone DIY: summer dog treats for your family pooch (including this Puppy Party Cake!)

Metro Dad
Rock photographer Joe Gall

Bits & Briefs
Girl Scout crusaders, lawn mower safety and more

Shop Around the Corner
Painting with a Twist, Ferndale
Contest: Win a $70 gift certificate!

Mixed Media
The Smurfs, Handel for kids and more


Little Ones
Coping with the incessant questions

Big Kids
Can opposite sex siblings share a room?

Tweens & Teens
Center-of-the-universe syndrome

Little Lessons
Performing a cartwheel
Video: Watch the steps here!

Be Well
The scoop on poop (get a close-up on baby poop here!)

Along the Way
Revenge of the boo-boo bunnies

Let's Go
Breckenridge, Co.


  • After School Action
  • Family Itineraries: Ann Arbor & Chelsea
  • What's In Store
  • Professional Services Directory
  • Family Marketplace
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