Alyssa Martina

Parenting Then, Now and Always

Metro Parent Publisher Alyssa Martina looks back at 25 years of parenting and makes a prediction for the future.

An Open Letter To Kate Gosselin

Metro Parent Publisher Alyssa Martina shares her thoughts on - and disappointment with - the mom TV reality star.

The 'Digital Gap' between Parents and Teens

Our Parent Coach explores how the web can benefit teens - and how parents can help - based on the Digital Youth Project study.

Spring into Safety

Childhood accidents can happen. But there are ways parents can avoid some of the most tragic - and common - �problems.

Benefits of a Family Hike

Discover this pristine way to reconnect with the great outdoors, fun fitness - not to mention your spouse and kids!

Hope in Parenting

As parents, building a sense of belief and vision is key to nurturing our children to create and pursue their own paths.

Self-Care for Parents

Resolve pay some 'extreme' attention yourself this New Year, mom (and dad). It'll help the kids, too!

The Magic of Playtime

Learn why blowing off steam and having fun is good for your kids.
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