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Teen Drivers Increase Insurance Rates for Michigan Families

07/15/13

Teen Drivers Increase Insurance Rates for Michigan Families

Planning to add your teen to your policy? Expect a 70-percent hike in your insurance premium. Learn how to save some cash when the next bill comes.

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Single Fatherhood is Rising, Support is Slower to Follow

07/11/13

Single Fatherhood is Rising, Support is Slower to Follow

The numbers have significantly increased since the 1960s, a Pew Research Center study says. What does this mean for modern dads in southeast Michigan?

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Bicycle Helmet Safety and Kids

06/24/13

Bicycle Helmet Safety and Kids

States with bike helmet laws have fewer bike fatalities, a Boston Children's Hospital study says. Should Michigan enact a similar law for children?

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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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