Celebrating an Autism Diagnosis

One local mom shares why she has celebrated her daughter's autism diagnosis and how it has impacted the way she parents.

Why Do Kids Watch the Same Thing Over and Over?

If you're tired of watching the same thing on repeat with your kids, read on for why it's normal and what it means.

Best Corn Mazes for Families in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

For a fall-themed family fun experience, visit one of these corn mazes in metro Detroit and beyond in 2022.
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Things to Do

Best Family Movies and Shows That Hit Streaming Services in October

Get comfy with these kid-friendly streaming picks!

Halloween Trunk or Treat Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Find a unique, safe and fun trick-or-treating experience at these 2022 trunk-or-treat events.

October Festivals in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Grab your sweatshirts, round up the kids and head to these fab October festivals.

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Latest Issue: September/October 2022

The 2022 September/October issue of Metro Parent takes a deeper look at why many moms have the urge to be the "perfect" parent — and how it's harmful. Plus, get unique ways to celebrate Halloween, plenty of things to do with kids this fall and much more.

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Parenting

Celebrating an Autism Diagnosis

One local mom shares why she has celebrated her daughter's autism diagnosis and how it has impacted the way she parents.

Brown Like Me: Why Disney’s The Little Mermaid Is Vital

Black girls and their parents react to the new live action trailer.

Special Needs Events for Kids and Parents in Metro Detroit

Parents of children with special needs in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor can plan ahead for fun activities that are tailored to meet their needs.

Spanish/English Bilingual Picture Books for Kids

Want to teach your young child Spanish or English? Try these board books that they are sure to love.
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Education

Self-defense Classes for Kids in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for a place your child can go to learn some skills? Check out one of these spots in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor that offer self-defense classes for kids.

Talking to Kids About Their Career Path and Backup Plan

Today’s kids can start mapping out their career path as early as preschool. Here, a Macomb County expert offers insight on how you can take an active role in the development of your child’s future plans.

School Safety Tips for the New School Year

School safety is everyone’s responsibility, say school safety leaders. Read on for ways to start the conversation surrounding children’s safety in schools.

Best Back-to-School Deals for Families in 2022

Rising costs have made Back-to-School shopping difficult for families. Check out our roundup of deals for ways to save.

Apps That Get Kids Excited About Reading

These 8 reading apps for kids are sure to help them get excited about reading this school year and beyond.

FALL FUN

Halloween Trunk or Treat Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Find a unique, safe and fun trick-or-treating experience at these 2022 trunk-or-treat events.

October Festivals in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Grab your sweatshirts, round up the kids and head to these fab October festivals.

Best Cider Mills and U-Pick Orchards in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Here are some of the best cider mills and u-pick orchards to visit with kids.