Christie Piper

Why Kids Tell Lies and What Parents Can Do

When children lie, it's an opportunity for parents to reflect and get to the root of the problem. Learn why they do it and how to stop kids from lying.

Dealing with Separation Anxiety and Kids

Many children grapple with separation anxiety, but there are ways parents can help them overcome it.

Respite for Parents of Special Needs Children

Raising a special needs child can be all-consuming – but parents need time for themselves, too. Here's how some southeast Michigan families are coping, and services that can help.

Tips on Toys for Special Needs Kids

Browse this list of 10 fun and functional toys for kids with disabilities.
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Toddler Not Sleeping? Tips to Get Them to Sleep Through the Night

A local pediatrician explains the sleep habits parents should expect during the toddler stage and how to deal with your toddler not sleeping well.

Totally Inappropriate Kids Books Meant for Adults

These reads LOOK like they're for children, but they're for grownup eyes only! Check out these inappropriate kids books for instant comic relief.

Why Do Teenagers Swear?

So why do teenagers swear — and what can parents do to stop it? Gain some insight and help your child clean up his or her language (sans soap).

Hayrides and Haunted Houses in Detroit, Ann Arbor and Beyond

Take tykes for mini frights or have terrifying fun with your teens this Halloween. Find haunted houses in Detroit, Ann Arbor and other cities in southeast Michigan.