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The Importance of Physical Education for Kids

The Importance of Physical Education for Kids

School gym class offers a mental break from academics, team-building skills and exercise for screen-obsessed kids. So why is phys ed being dialed down at local schools?

April 2014
Empty Seat, Full Heart: A Sports Lover's Discovery About Motherhood

Empty Seat, Full Heart: A Sports Lover's Discovery About Motherhood

A mom who is a huge sports fan learns on the day of a big game that there's something more important, and it's taking care of her sick son.

April 2014
Screen Time Before Bedtime Impacts Kid's Sleep

Screen Time Before Bedtime Impacts Kid's Sleep

Television, iPads and smartphones: children are so plugged in that it's actually affecting their sleep habits, says a new study from the National Sleep Foundation.

April 2014
Hilton Head Island for Beaches, Boardwalks and More

Hilton Head Island for Beaches, Boardwalks and More

Trek to South Carolina's sandy beaches, including Folly Field and Coligny beaches, for a family adventure complete with sun and sand.

April 2014
The Sound of Silence: When Children Are Born Deaf

The Sound of Silence: When Children Are Born Deaf

When a child is born deaf, it can trigger a whirlwind of worry and options for parents. Two local families share their stories on finding the right solutions for their kids.

April 2014
Helping Your Child With Separation Anxiety

Helping Your Child With Separation Anxiety

How can you make sure you're not making your child's anxiety worse when you leave them at daycare, preschool or with the babysitter? Here are seven tips for parents.

April 2014
Support, Education for Parents of Kids with Respiratory Illness

Support, Education for Parents of Kids with Respiratory Illness

Royal Oak-based organization HealthCall creates pediatric-focused group for parents and caregivers caring for children with respiratory illnesses, where they can learn and network.

April 2014
Meet Sophia, Metro Parent April 2014 CoverKid – VIDEO

Meet Sophia, Metro Parent April 2014 CoverKid – VIDEO

Spring is in the air! This fun, enthusiastic 5-year-old from Westland captured the warm weather vibe and laughed it up in our Q&A.

April 2014
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
Play-Place for Autistic Children in Sterling Heights

Play-Place for Autistic Children in Sterling Heights

Macomb County will soon have a recreational, educational and therapeutic facility for kids with autism and their families, which is set to open on Aug. 15, 2014.

April 2014
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