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June 2013

Tips on Enjoying Amusement Parks with Kids with Autism

06/21/13

Tips on Enjoying Amusement Parks with Kids with Autism

Some theme parks, including Cedar Point and Michigan's Adventure, have a revamped wait time policy for autistic children. Discover tips on preparing your special needs child for a day of family fun.

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Teens Struggle Across Nation to Find Summer Jobs For Fifth Year

06/14/13

Teens Struggle Across Nation to Find Summer Jobs For Fifth Year

The poor economy has hurt adolescents' prospects. What's the outlook for southeast Michigan kids – and what impact could it have on their futures?

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New Water Features Revealed At Chandler Park Family Aquatic Center in Detroit

06/11/13

New Water Features Revealed At Chandler Park Family Aquatic Center in Detroit

Bring the family to enjoy the new water park structures on the city's eastside as Wayne County unveils the new-and-improved Aquatic Center at Chandler Park.

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Boy Scouts of America Allows Gay Kids, Teens to Participate

06/07/13

Boy Scouts of America Allows Gay Kids, Teens to Participate

How is the organization's decision to let gay boys to join playing out in southeast Michigan? Local Scout leaders and parents voice their views.

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Bullying Kids' Parents Ticketed by Cops in Wisconsin City

06/05/13

Bullying Kids' Parents Ticketed by Cops in Wisconsin City

Monona police are taking a stand and making parents own up to their kids' mean or disrespectful behavior to peers by fining the bullies' families.

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Moms Are Breadwinners in Many Homes, Researchers Find

06/04/13

Moms Are Breadwinners in Many Homes, Researchers Find

Pew Research Center's recent analysis of the U.S. Census shows that more women with kids under 18 are becoming the sole or highest-earning family member. Local moms weigh in.

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Study Finds Teens' Interest in Facebook is Declining

05/31/13

Study Finds Teens' Interest in Facebook is Declining

Adolescents are tiring of the social network as the adult presence on the site continues to grow and awareness of privacy increases.

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Water Safety 101: Tips for Keeping Your Family Safe During Summer Swim Season

05/30/13

Water Safety 101: Tips for Keeping Your Family Safe During Summer Swim Season

Following the drowning death of a local 14-year-old over Memorial Day weekend, families of small kids and teenagers should keep safe swim practices in mind.

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Can Eating Boogers Boost Kids' Immunity to Illness?

05/14/13

Can Eating Boogers Boost Kids' Immunity to Illness?

A Canadian biochemistry professor asks if pathogens from dried mucus have health benefits. A Detroit doctor weighs in on this – and a Swedish study about parents' spit on babies' pacifiers.

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'Cinnamon Challenge' Dare Seriously Injuring Teens

04/29/13

'Cinnamon Challenge' Dare Seriously Injuring Teens

Scores of teenagers took the risk and wound up in a hospital emergency room last year. Doctors and poison control warn parents about the dangerous fad.

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