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Look for information about area beaches on page 6. If we missed your favorite, let us know.

Local educators from Howell, Hartland and Brighton have lots of advice for avoiding summer brain drain on pages 8 and 9.

If your teen is still looking for summer work, maybe we can help. Suzanne Kleinberg, author of From Playstation to Workstation, has an article on page 15.

On page 16, Glenn Stanton, author of Secure Daughters, Confident Sons, provides advice about helping boys become men.

” I suddenly realized that we would be responsible for taking a helpless little baby and turning it into an articulate, clean, well-adjusted, well-mannered member of society. I felt like I had jumped out of a plane with the parachute unattached to my terrified self.” (From Lauren Lauterwasser’s article on page 18)

Off The Wall, probably our most popular feature, is back on page 20. “Taking a 5 year old to your OB appointment is really a bad idea.”

Dr. Thomas Kellogg of Howell Dental responds to the reasons some parents don’t take their kids to the dentist in his article on page 21.

Find out about our Marshall Cavendish Math Buddies giveaway on page 4, and Babyganics products giveaway on page 22.

Finally, there are over 90 events on the calendar pages, including information about Independence Day.

Click here to see the July issue on line.

In August, watch for the Party Planner.