Best Picnic Areas in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Grab your picnic basket of snacks and head out to one of the best picnic areas in metro Detroit including Belle Isle, Addison Oaks and more.

Teaching Your Daughter How to Use a Tampon

A local doctor weighs in with tips and information for parents.
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Things to Do

Summer Attractions in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor for 2021

Find a list of exciting (and safe!) outings for families in our area.

Trampoline and Inflatable Parks in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Let the kids bounce off energy at one of these local spots.

Watch This, Do That: The Parent Trap (1998)

After watching this classic '90s film, try these activities including peanut butter Oreo cookies and learning a special handshake.

Best Picnic Areas in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Grab your picnic basket of snacks and head out to one of the best picnic areas in metro Detroit including Belle Isle, Addison Oaks and more.

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Latest Issue: May/June 2021

The latest issue offers travel destinations for families, information on the risks Black moms face when giving birth, tips to visiting Mount Clemens with kids and much more!

Class of 2021 High School Grads Gallery

Meet this year's local grads — and submit your grad's photo, too! Brought to you by Wayne County Community College District.

Parenting

At-Home Summer Accidents to Avoid with Kids

Get some tips to avoiding the most common at-home accidents.

Metro Parent’s Top Posts of the Week

MetroParent.com is loaded with great info for parents. Here, we've listed the best of the best posted this week for you to thumb through at your convenience.

How to Handle Parenting When One Parent Undermines the Other

Parenting is hard enough without your partner contradicting what you do. Find out how undermining your child's other parent can hurt your kid and how to handle it if it happens to you.

Celebrating Juneteenth With Kids

Juneteenth — aka Freedom Day — falls on June 19 and celebrates the abolition of slavery in America. Here are some ways you can celebrate Juneteenth with kids.
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Education

Is Summer School Right for Your Child?

We spoke to a Macomb County expert to get details on summer school options in the county and tips on deciding whether or not it's right for your child.

Diving 101: Teaching Kids How to Dive Into a Pool

Is your child ready to tackle the headfirst water-splash this summer?

Macomb County Welcomes New Robotics Collaboration and Innovation Center

Robotics teams in Macomb County find support through this collaboration.

Post-High School Options in Macomb County

An expert from Macomb County Intermediate School District offers advice about what to do if your child doesn't have a plan.

Fun Summer Enrichment at Warren Consolidated Schools

Imagine learning how to build a rocket, write a screenplay or immerse in French culture over the summer. Kids in Warren Consolidated Schools can do this and a whole lot more.

Watch This, Do That

Watch This, Do That: The Parent Trap (1998)

After watching this classic '90s film, try these activities including peanut butter Oreo cookies and learning a special handshake.

Watch This, Do That: Raya and The Last Dragon

Try these screen-free activities based on Raya’s search for the dragon gems.

Watch This, Do That: The Mitchells Vs. The Machines

A slightly dysfunctional family is up to the task to save the world from a robot apocalypse.

Watch This, Do That: The Incredibles

Teach your kids valuable lessons by watching the flick with your kids and enjoying these activities.