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Local Mom Pepper Sprays Chuck E. Cheese's Patrons in Troy

Local Mom Pepper Sprays Chuck E. Cheese's Patrons in Troy

A Hamtramck woman's anger got the best of her at a southeast Michigan location of this kids party chain. What sparked her frustration at fellow patrons?

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Animator Dad Turns Toddler's Antics into Awesome Videos

Animator Dad Turns Toddler's Antics into Awesome Videos

Quick, jaw-dropping footage by DreamWorks visual effects guy Daniel Hashimoto make his 3-year-old son's everyday play turn into epically amazing adventures.

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Working Mom's Open Letter to Gwyneth Paltrow

Working Mom's Open Letter to Gwyneth Paltrow

On the heels of her conscious uncoupling aka divorce from Coldplay's Chris Martin, the actress and mom of two manages to offend working moms around the world.

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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.

Fun Active Ways to Engage Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Fun Active Ways to Engage Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Before kids reach kindergarten, parents can get them on the path to exercise and healthy habits. Try these ideas from two Detroit Public Schools teachers.

Starting a Scrapbook for Baby

Starting a Scrapbook for Baby

Who says you have to be crafty to document your little ones precious moments? Local mom and Neverland Crafts contributor Katie Ehmann gives tips on creating this keepsake.

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What To Do When Kids Make Embarrassing Comments

What To Do When Kids Make Embarrassing Comments

Ever been out in public with your child when she asks a socially unacceptable question? We've got tips on how to handle it.

Child's Oral Health is Tied to School Performance

Child's Oral Health is Tied to School Performance

A study says that kids with dental issues are more likely to struggle academically due to increased absences and lower grades. Here, a local dentist discusses preventative care.

Letting Children Dress Themselves, Tips and Advice

Letting Children Dress Themselves, Tips and Advice

As kids get older, they start to assert their independence by what they wear – from mismatched outfits to super hero capes. Which wardrobe wars are worth battling?

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Teen Headaches: Causes, Concerns and Cures

Teen Headaches: Causes, Concerns and Cures

There are a number of factors the cause your headaches – including hormones, stress and lack of sleep. Learn how to identify and treat your teen's headaches.

How the Teen Brain Works: Hardwired to Test Parental Patience

How the Teen Brain Works: Hardwired to Test Parental Patience

Risky behavior, skipping curfew and more – your kid's behavior may be making you crazy, but it's not personal. Turns out, his brain is still developing. Find out what's happening.

Household Product Inhalant Abuse Among Teens

Household Product Inhalant Abuse Among Teens

Are your kids huffing canned air or rubber cement? Find out why it's is risky behavior and what you can do to prevent it from happening in your home.

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Signs and Symptoms of Autism: What to Look for in Kids

Signs and Symptoms of Autism: What to Look for in Kids

One in 68 kids have an autism spectrum disorder. If you think your child may be among these children, take a look at the common red flags.

Local Resources for Deaf, Hard of Hearing Families

Local Resources for Deaf, Hard of Hearing Families

Looking for assistance, support and resources for your deaf or hard of hearing family or child? Check out this list of local organizations.

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.

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Tax Tips for Parents: Deductions and Credits to Know About

Tax Tips for Parents: Deductions and Credits to Know About

April 15 is the IRS tax filing deadline, aka Tax Day. Whether you've got a baby or a college kid, here's how to get the most out of your income tax returns.

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.

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.

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?

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?

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Orchard Children's Services Adoptions: Dontrail

Orchard Children's Services Adoptions: Dontrail

This 16-year-old loves to write poetry, play sports and build. He's one of the many kids in the foster care system that's looking for a home. Watch his video to learn more about him.

Orchard Children's Services Adoptions: Jessie

Orchard Children's Services Adoptions: Jessie

This charismatic 17-year-old loves to dance – and teach people all the coolest moves! He's one of the many kids in the foster care system that's looking for a home.

Orchard Children's Services Adoptions: Devion

Orchard Children's Services Adoptions: Devion

This 13-year-old sports fan – he loves the Detroit Lions! – is one of the many children in the foster care system that's currently looking for a home.

Orchard Children's Services Adoptions: Tre'Vone

Orchard Children's Services Adoptions: Tre'Vone

This 15-year-old is one of the many kids in the foster care system that is currently looking for a permanent home.

Orchards Children's Services Adoptions: Sylvia

Orchards Children's Services Adoptions: Sylvia

This young woman is one of the many children in the foster care system that is currently looking for a permanent home.

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