Sun Safety Tips for Kids

Dr. Salvatore Ventimiglia of Shelby Pediatric Associates and Child Lung Center shares advice for shielding kids from the summer sun.

Addressing Barriers in Minority Mental Health

African-Americans and Latinos face a number of roadblocks when it comes to mental health care. Here, two local experts offer insight and advice for families on addressing mental health disorders.

Planning Summer Fun for Your Child With Autism and the Whole Family

From dining out as a family to enjoying community outings, summer offers countless opportunities for fun. For families who have a child with autism, these outings may require more advanced planning. One of Gateway Pediatric Therapy’s board-certified behavior analysts, Stephanie Sweebe, shares her advice.

Consistency is Critical for Kids With Autism

A structured schedule contributes to the success of a child with autism. Learn why and how you can better create consistency for your kid at home.

5 Myths About Braces

Dr. G. Michael Kabot, D.D.S., M.S. of Kabot Family Orthodontics clears up five common misconceptions families have about this orthodontic intervention.

Looking on the Bright Side: Cultivating a Positive Attitude for Mental Health

Find out why positivity and perseverance are so powerful for mental health.


Free Kid-Friendly Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Searching for free things to do in southeast Michigan? Find great budget-friendly family fun in Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

Fun Events for Teens in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Find local activities for teenagers that they'll enjoy. Browse our roundup of things for teens to do, Detroit events for teens and more.


Basic Cooking Skills for Kids at Every Age

Trying to find ways your child can help out with the cooking? Check out our age-by-age guide of basic cooking skills for kids from preschool to high school.

Is Your Kid Addicted to Video Games? Take This Quiz to...

Researchers created a test for video game addiction – or 'gaming disorder,' as it's officially called. The quiz is a bit hefty, but it could be a useful tool for parents.

Want to Improve New Moms’ Health? Bring Dads Home, Study Says

Paid paternity leave improves moms' health postpartum, according to a new study. Here's what it found, plus three essential things dads can do to help.

Why Solo Parent Travel Matters for Mom or Dad

Taking vacations by yourself has benefits, a study finds. Plus: Three tips on how a busy parent can make it happen and be part of the solo parent travel trend.

This Month's Issue



Michigan beach towns grabbed the first and fourth spots on WalletHub's list of best lake living cities. We love them, too – but also give props to eight more.