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June 2012

Metro Parent Magazine
Table of Contents


Smashin' Party Themes
Print: Six bang-up ways to celebrate your child's birthday
Web: Submit your fabulous kids party theme idea for a crack at $50!

Kids & Carnival Rides
Print: The ins and outs of amusement park safety
Web: Carnival safety tips, from checking an operator's status to filing a complaint

Gay Families
Print: Is acceptance on the horizon? Southeast Michigan families tell their story.
Web: What are your thoughts on same-sex marriage? Take our poll.

Special Series: Loss, Part II of III
Life Without Mom or Dad
Print: It's a loss like none other, leaving kids scared and scarred. Southeast Michigan kids and families share their stories of survival – and thriving.
Web: Books and resources to help kids through the death of a parent, and more


Make It-Craft
For happy campers: Make a dish bag and a sit-upon

Bits & Briefs
H.Y.P.E.'s new center, Babies 101 web chat, Beaumont Hospital's bullying program and more

Metro Parent Memory Wall
Signs of summer: Haverhill Farms horse riding, old school backyard games, our June 1994 cover featuring Detroit Tiger Cecil Fielder and his kids

Metro Dad
Cranbrook Institute of Science director Michael Stafford


Little Ones
Outdoor play time

Big Kids
Why kids tattle

Tweens & Teens
Building strong bones

Along the Way
Ordinary dads


Shop Around the Corner
Hot Mama in The Village of Rochester Hills

Family Fun Guide
Calendar of events

Let's Go
Tee Time: Myrtle Beach's mini and traditional golf and Michigan's municipal golf deals


  • What's In Store
  • Professional Services Directory
  • Family Marketplace
  • Party Pages
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