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February 2013

Metro Parent Magazine
Table of Contents


Meet Preston, February CoverKid
Brilliant! This 7-year-old Walled Lake kid channeled Einstein for our education cover.

Are Michigan's Gifted Education Policies Subpar?
Learn why the state's association for gifted kids isn't making the grade – and what can be done.

Insider Tips for the College-Bound
Get the 411 from southeast Michigan counselors and college admissions counselors.

Valentine's Day and Black History Month Events
Looking for the most fun family stuff to do all February long? Check out our "best of" roundups.


In the Know


Bulletproof: Reevaluating School Security after Sandy Hook
Local schools are taking a hard look after the Newton, Conn. elementary school massacre

Mastering College Applications
How southeast Michigan families can give their kids an edge as competition grows steeper

Educating Einstein: Gifted Education
Tips and advice to help you get the best possible schooling for your academically bright child

The Karate Principal: Vondra Glass
The leader of Detroit Premier Academy is helping kids get fit and confident with his afterschool martial arts program

Business-School Partnerships
Mom-and-pop shops and big corporations alike are stepping into education; here's why it's a win-win for kids and companies

Good Parents Let Their Kids Fail
Learn the high cost of interceding too much – and meet 11 "flops" who wound up famous


Bits & Briefs

Make It-Craft
Create this bouncy valentine box craft for your little loves


Little Ones
Making the first dentist's visit a gentler experience for young children

Big Kids
Talking about sex doesn't have to be a vague, awkward tangle

Tweens & Teens
How the new Kelsey's Law impacts your young teen driver on the road


Want It
These heart-themed products, from toys to decor, are sure to woo your kids

February family events in southeast Michigan

Let's Go
U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, Ala.


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  • Professional Services Directory
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