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Girls and Labels: Stopping the Negative Name Calling

Girls and Labels: Stopping the Negative Name Calling

Good girls are calling themselves derogatory names, and thanks to rap music and television, it's the norm. How can you get your daughter to stop using negative terms?

April 2014
Electronic Cigarettes: What Parents Should Know

Electronic Cigarettes: What Parents Should Know

These battery-operated devices, also known as as e-cigarettes or personal vaporizers, have gained popularity among adults and teens. What are they, and what risks do they pose to kids?

March 2014
Putting the 'Fun' Back in Parenting

Putting the 'Fun' Back in Parenting

Studies tell us parenting is a drag. Metro Parent talked to Jennifer Senior, author of the new book 'All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood,' about why and how to change that.

March 2014
Protecting Kids From On-Screen Violence

Protecting Kids From On-Screen Violence

The National Television Violence Study found that children's programming has more violent acts than shows geared at adults. How does this impact your child's developing mind?

March 2014
Raising a Confident Decision Maker

Raising a Confident Decision Maker

Help your kid make decisions on their own without added anxiety with these six tips.

March 2014
The Great Mother-Daughter Book Club

The Great Mother-Daughter Book Club

A local mom shares the story of her quest to make her kid a true-blue bibliophile by forming a neighborhood reading club.

March 2014
Tips on Organizing Your Kid's Clutter

Tips on Organizing Your Kid's Clutter

If your kids and all of their stuff are your No. 1 organizational impediment, these tips are for you. Here are some easy ways to get all that clutter in order.

March 2014
The Sex Talk: How to Start the Conversation With Your Child

The Sex Talk: How to Start the Conversation With Your Child

Talking to your kid about sex doesn't have to be a big deal. Here are tips to get the conversation going and ensure they're informed.

February 2014
5 Easy Ways Parents Can Spark Excitement, Passion and Fun

5 Easy Ways Parents Can Spark Excitement, Passion and Fun

After kids, relationships can fall prey to routine. Terri Orbuch, an Oakland County therapist aka The Love Doctor, helps with tips and advice for moms and dads.

February 2014
Introducing Diversity to Your Kids Through Books

Introducing Diversity to Your Kids Through Books

Jan. 27, 2014 is Multicultural Children's Book Day – and it's the perfect chance to expose your kids to different cultures. Get the scoop on some great reads for all ages.

February 2014
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