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Teaching Kids How to Wash Their Own Laundry

Teaching Kids How to Wash Their Own Laundry

From hamper to washing machine and dryer to neat folded piles (or hung up on hangers in the closet), it's an important basic life skill. Here are tips to help.

April 2013
How to Raise a More Cost Conscious Kid

How to Raise a More Cost Conscious Kid

Rusty on finances yourself? Here are 10 ways parents can help their children be careful and smart about their money, from expenses to savings.

April 2013
Coupon Clipping 101: How to Save Your Family Big Money

Coupon Clipping 101: How to Save Your Family Big Money

Want to slash your family's grocery bill? The moms behind some savvy blogs say coupons are key. They dish their best tips for southeast Michigan parents.

April 2013
Tips to Reduce Family Spending and Tighten Up Your Budget

Tips to Reduce Family Spending and Tighten Up Your Budget

April is Family Finance Month – the perfect time to get your money in order. Learn how to slash your expenses and save more cash for the future – for you and your kids.

April 2013
Step Parent Support Group in Oakland County

Step Parent Support Group in Oakland County

Whether it's resources, advice or just a fellow mom or dad who 'gets it,' this new Farmington Hills group is helping parents in person and on Facebook.

April 2013
Imaginary Friends: The Benefits of Your Kid's Scapegoat, Confidant and Alter Ego

Imaginary Friends: The Benefits of Your Kid's Scapegoat, Confidant and Alter Ego

By and large, pretend pals can be a means to help children explore boundaries, new situations and more. Here's how they're useful – and what parents can do about them.

March 2013
Bucket List for Kids: 101 Things to Experience in Childhood

Bucket List for Kids: 101 Things to Experience in Childhood

What should your child do, see or experience before he or she turns 18? Metro Parent assembled this essential kit, with the help of southeast Michigan parents.

March 2013
Easy Ways Parents Can Show Their Kids Their Love

Easy Ways Parents Can Show Their Kids Their Love

Instead of roses, we offer a dozen ways to display your affections, from kitchen and game bonding time to twists on little notes and just listening.

February 2013
Nurturing Compassion in Kids: What Parents Can Do

Nurturing Compassion in Kids: What Parents Can Do

Wondering how you can cultivate a caring, content nature in your children? These six steps, filled with helpful tips and insight, show you how.

February 2013
Why Good Parents Let Their Kids Fail – PHOTOS

Why Good Parents Let Their Kids Fail – PHOTOS

Failure is an opportunity to realize limits, adjust and learn from mistakes. Here's why kids need to careen, crash, stutter and, ultimately, soar. Browse our photo gallery of some famous 'flops,' too.

February 2013
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