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The Bully Book by Eric Kahn Gale, Michigan Native

The Bully Book by Eric Kahn Gale, Michigan Native

Writer's debut novel, based in part on his real-life experiences in sixth grade, is really resonating with middle schoolers – and readers of all ages.

March 2013
Meet Saahil, Metro Parent March 2013 CoverKid – VIDEO

Meet Saahil, Metro Parent March 2013 CoverKid – VIDEO

This spunky 5-year-old boy from Inkster had a blast at Matthaei Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor. Meet the kid in a special Q&A about his 'imaginary' friend and more!

March 2013
United Cerebral Palsy Skate Without Limits Fundraiser

United Cerebral Palsy Skate Without Limits Fundraiser

Each March, this effort in Hazel Park to help kids features the Michigan Sled Dogs, UCP Pucksters and Detroit Red Wings Alum – and loads of family fun.

March 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
Dad Jason Gittinger, Founder of The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music

Dad Jason Gittinger, Founder of The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music

He's a drummer, father and the dude behind a cool, community-focused music movement in southeast Michigan that's all about dreams and family.

March 2013
Career Focused Camps Give Southeast Michigan Teens an Edge

Career Focused Camps Give Southeast Michigan Teens an Edge

Many colleges are offering summer fare for high schoolers. They experience campus life and explore ambitions – or, just as importantly, discover what they might not want to be when they grow up.

March 2013
Zoey + Joey Children's Hair Studio and Boutique in Ann Arbor

Zoey + Joey Children's Hair Studio and Boutique in Ann Arbor

For kids cuts in a cool, fun setting – complete with slides, Mini Cooper seats, manicures and parties – this Washtenaw County business is a cut above the rest.

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
Finding a Great Summer Day Camp for Your Kids

Finding a Great Summer Day Camp for Your Kids

From assessing children's interests to scoping out security – and asking lots of questions – here are six solid ways to find enrichment that's the right fit.

March 2013
Virtual Education School Choices for Michigan Students Increasing

Virtual Education School Choices for Michigan Students Increasing

Online alternatives geared at kids of all ages are growing, from web-only classes to brick-and-mortar options to for-profit charters. What's this change look like, and is it right for every child?

March 2013
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