September 2019 Metro Parent

September 2019 cover

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editor’s Letter

Departments

WHAT COUNTS
Flooding Finances, Backpack Stats and Other September Facts

STUDY SAYS
Being Around Livestock Increases Kids’ Immunity

THE PIPELINE

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METRO DAD 
Invisible Dad Tony Casanova Funds School Lunches for Kids in Need

TIPS & TRICKS
Crayola Color Bath Dropz for Toilet Training and Other Great Hacks

KIDS 101
Broadening Kids’ “Narrow Minds” in Early Elementary School

FUN GUIDE
Calendar September 2019

LET’S GO
3 Awesome Apple Orchards in Michigan, Indiana and Georgia

Features

Why Perfectionism in Girls is so Pervasive – and How to Change It
Perfectionism is ramping up among all kids, but girls seem to fall deeper into the pit. Here’s why our daughters are wracked with self-criticism – and what we can do.

Breaking Free From FOMO in Families
Whether it’s our social feeds or stressing over catching every single soccer match, it seems like the fear of missing out is rampant in families. Here’s how it’s gotten so haywire – and how to harness it back in.

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