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September 2010

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A new academic year is here! Metro Parent gets you in gear with articles on school – plus dining out as a family, old-school contra dancing and plenty more. Check out the contents here, and then find a Metro Parent newsstand near you!


Discover Contra Dancing
A Michigan tradition offers old-fashioned family fun

Countdown to College
Step-by-step guide to getting in the right school

Fitting in at a New School
How to get your kids to acclimate after a move

Separated by the Recession
One parent stays at home with a house that won't sell. The other heads to a new job in another state. How do they cope? And what if it happens to you?

Dining Do's and Don'ts
Top tips to ensure your family is restaurant-ready


The Spread
Get organized for the school year

Shop Around the Corner
The LEGO Store at the Somerset Collection, Troy

Metro Dad
Craig Fahle of WDET 101.9's The Craig Fahle Show

It List
Playmobil's new school, Alpha and Omega, Calvin Can't Fly

Bits & Briefs
iPad app for college kids, Novi's new cultural campus, recall alert and more


Little Ones
The physical toll of toddlers

Big Kids
The charm of chores

Tweens & Teens

Little Lessons
Making friends

Let’s Go
Detroit Institute of Arts


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