This week in the Metroparent newsletter September 2, 2014
Life in the arts: A child's dream worth chasing?
As parents, we do not want to discourage our budding ballerina or our colorful Picasso. But is a life in the arts a realistic goal? We put that question to the experts—local professionals living life in the arts.
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Nurturing your child’s budding interests
All parents want to foster a child’s developing skills. But when does “encouragement” turn into pushing? And how should parents react when kids resist an activity, or drop a once-enjoyed pursuit?
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Creative photo ideas to try for the first day of school

It's that time again when we all take the annual photo of our child on his or her first day of school. | Aug. 27, 2014 11:19 a.m.  »Read Full Article

Kid-Tested: Practical, cute and downright fun product reviews
Sometimes it’s the little things that have the biggest impact. Milwaukee area families tested some products that are practical, cute or just downright fun.
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Enter metroparent's back-to-school photo contest and win!
Share a photo from your child's first day of school and be entered to win a Southridge Mall gift card.
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Halloween costume family fun!
Does your family dress up using a theme? For example, maybe each family member is a character from the Wizard of Oz. Send them to us!
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Things To Do

Pewaukee Lake Water Ski Show
Pewaukee Lakefront, Pewaukee September 1

Preschool Story Time - In Search of Dragonflies
Havenwoods State Forest, Milwaukee September 2

Art Workshop
Center Street Library, Milwaukee September 2

Chiquitos Cooking Class!
Seno Tomas, Hartland September 2

Capitol Library, Milwaukee September 3

Target Free First Thursday
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee September 4

Indian Summer Festival
Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee September 5


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