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March 2013

Metro Parent Magazine
Table of Contents

EXTRAS

Meet Saahil, March CoverKid
Get to know the adorable 5-year-old boy from Inkster who made friends with a pretend pal for our cover.

Making Real Friends
Imaginary friends are great, but nothing beats the real thing. Get tips on helping establish your child establish friendships and be a good chum.

March Fun in Southeast Michigan
Looking for the most fun family stuff to do all March long? Check out our "best of" roundups for Easter Egg Hunts, St. Patrick's Day fun and Maple Sugaring events.

FEATURES

Imaginary Friends and Kids
Discover the benefits of your kid's scapegoat, confidant and alter ego

Childhood Bucket List
One childhood. 101 experiences to rack up before they're 18. Read the list – and share yours with us.

When I Grow Up, I Want to Be ...
Local colleges offer summer camps to help your teen figure out what she does (or doesn't) want to do

Virtual Education on the Rise
Mom-and-pop shops and big corporations alike are stepping into education; here's why it's a win-win for kids and companies

Summer Day Camp Search
Hunting for that perfect meld of fun and learning? Here are six quick tips from a pro.

PARENT PIPELINE

Bits & Briefs

DEPARTMENTS

Make It-Craft
Get analog with this cute chalkboard tablet craft – complete with sleeve!

Little Ones
Tiny truth-benders: Toddlers lie as early as age 2. Here's why.

Big Kids
Aggressive kids are still perceived as "cool kids." How can we change the culture?

Tweens & Teens
Pondering "permanent" hair removal? Learn all about electrolysis.

OUT & ABOUT

Want It
Whatever the weather, ring in March with these lamb and lion themed finds for kids

Calendar
March family events in southeast Michigan

Let's Go
Escape to Alcatraz, the notorious (and family friendly!) island prison in San Francisco

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