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Michigan State Parks Celebrating a Century

Discover Michigan State Parks both here in metro Detroit and all around the state during its 100th anniversary year in 2019 – or year – with your family.
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Wayne County Parks Marking 100 Years of Family Fun

Whether it's hiking, biking and fishing or waterslides, kids events or disc golf, Wayne County Parks packs in plenty of fun in 2019 – and any year!
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Depression in Kids: Identifying and Treating This Mental Health Issue

Clinical depression in kids and adolescents is rising, along with correlated suicides. Here's how to spot this often-hidden mood disorder – and help kids.
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Why Elementary Kids Tease Their Friends and How to Tame It

Hassling buddies. Picking on peers. Wonder why elementary kids tease each other? Here's how it can be beneficial – and how to address it when it goes too far.
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Failure to Launch: The Problem With Snowplow Parenting

Clearing the way hinders kids' ability to thrive in adulthood – it's the big problem with snowplow parenting. Here's how to help kids without stunting their personal growth.
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Metro Parent Baby Shower

Metro Parent's first Baby Shower takes place Aug. 17, 2019 at Orchard Mall. There'll be exhibitors, games, goodies and tons of baby fun.


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.

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.


9 Rules for Parents Interested in Dating After Divorce

This time, you have to consider the feelings of your children and the logistics of being a parent, but it can be done. Consider these nine tips for dating after divorce.

How to Stop Bad Habits in Children

Breaking bad habits isn't easy, especially if your child isn't ready to admit there's a problem. Here's some smart advice on how to stop bad habits.

Ball Pits are Just as Filthy as You Suspect, Study Finds

A new study of physical therapy clinics confirms that ball pits are crawling with potentially dangerous germs – even at health care facilities.

Here’s How Kids Are Bullying With Google Docs

Parents are left baffled by this unexpected app children are using to tease classmates. Discover why kids are bullying with Google Docs.

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Do children have a right to privacy? How much privacy should a teenager have? Experts offer their insights on privacy and kids – and they may surprise you.