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Is Overnight Camp Right For Your Child?

Is Overnight Camp Right For Your Child?

Summer rite of passage – or a scary proposition? For many parents, including this local mom, it's a toss up. Read on for the pros, cons and many perspectives.

April 2012
Sports for Kids Who Aren't into Team Sports

Sports for Kids Who Aren't into Team Sports

Got a child who'd prefer to compete with him or herself? Here's the scoop on three great contenders: Fencing, mixed martial arts and swimming.

April 2012
How to Make Your Own Flubber

How to Make Your Own Flubber

You've seen the movie. Now, find out how easy it is for kids to create this silicon polymer out of borax, water and white glue with this family project.

April 2012
The Promise of Cord Blood for Kids with Special Needs

The Promise of Cord Blood for Kids with Special Needs

Stem cells could offer a better life for some children, like a little girl with cerebral palsy here in southeast Michigan. Will more families explore the possibilities?

April 2012
Poetic Mom: jessica Care moore of Detroit

Poetic Mom: jessica Care moore of Detroit

This powerful local activist and performance poetry pioneer has a strong independent streak – in her artwork, fashion and in raising her kids.

April 2012
Family Dining in Detroit – With a Side of Art

Family Dining in Detroit – With a Side of Art

It's delicious for parents and kids with Middle Eastern food at Bucharest Grill, Mexican at Los Altos Taqueria and Shelia's Bakery, plus a Detroit Institute of Arts trip.

April 2012
How to Throw a Sushi Party for Kids

How to Throw a Sushi Party for Kids

Make this Japanese treat for fun or family dinner with some sure-fire recipes and tricks – and well as decor ideas, ingredients, a glossary and more.

April 2012
Are You Too Involved in Your Kid's Schoolwork?

Are You Too Involved in Your Kid's Schoolwork?

It's a common parent misstep that could do more harm than good. Here are five reasons to take a more hands-off approach on your child's homework.

March 2012
What's Killing Creativity in Kids

What's Killing Creativity in Kids

Why is pretend play, open ended fun and artistry on the decline with children? And what can parents can do to nurture it at home and beyond?

March 2012
Teaching Kids How to Sew Buttons

Teaching Kids How to Sew Buttons

It's the basic, most necessary type of mending. Don't know how? Don't worry, parents. Our handy guide shows you the ropes – rather, threads!

March 2012
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