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.
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
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.
Doggone DIY: summer dog treats for your family pooch (including this Puppy Party Cake!)
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!
The Smurfs, Handel for kids and more
Coping with the incessant questions
Can opposite sex siblings share a room?
Tweens & Teens
Performing a cartwheel
Video: Watch the steps here!
The scoop on poop (get a close-up on baby poop here!)
Along the Way
Revenge of the boo-boo bunnies