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Upping the Prom Stakes: Teen Promposals Sweep High Schools

Upping the Prom Stakes: Teen Promposals Sweep High Schools

Prom? Kids are amping up the pitch with crazy creative presentations that rival wedding proposals – and, of course, posting the pix on social media.

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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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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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Living Room Spring Cleaning Checklist

Living Room Spring Cleaning Checklist

It's a formal spot in the house – mainly used for entertaining – that gets less foot traffic on a daily basis. This also means it's easier to clean! Get the scoop here.

Bathroom Spring Cleaning Checklist

Bathroom Spring Cleaning Checklist

Haven't kept up on scrubbing your tub or shower? Now is the time to clean up this much-used space – with these helpful tips.

Basement Spring Cleaning Checklist

Basement Spring Cleaning Checklist

Whether it's leftover holiday decor or old toys, this spot in your home becomes the catchall for your family's stuff. Organize it this season with these tips.

Garage Spring Cleaning Checklist

Garage Spring Cleaning Checklist

You just don't park your car there! This space does serious double duty as family storage space. Get everyone involved in cleaning it up with these tips.

Office Spring Cleaning Checklist

Office Spring Cleaning Checklist

It’s filled with papers, old files and tons of stuff to toss. Get started with these tips for organizing your home office.

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