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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
How to Reclaim Family Weekend Fun and Together Time

How to Reclaim Family Weekend Fun and Together Time

Running with out a break? Break away a bit. Find fun that'll appeal to parents and kids alike – and relish simple moments and surprises. Here's how!

January 2013
Helping Teens Get a Job: What Parents Should Know

Helping Teens Get a Job: What Parents Should Know

Learn about youth employment law in Michigan, tips to help kids during an interview and school-based options that could get them a career jump, too.

January 2013
How a Parent Coach Can Help Your Family with Challenges

How a Parent Coach Can Help Your Family with Challenges

Kids out of bounds? Family dreams in the foul zone? The growing parent coaching profession could offer the advice and solutions moms and dads need.

January 2013
Positive and Healthy New Year's Resolutions for Kids

Positive and Healthy New Year's Resolutions for Kids

The turning of the calendar can be a prime time for children to focus on forming good new habits. Here are 20 great goals that parents can help pass along.

January 2013
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