Emily Genoff

9 Rules for Teaching Kids How to Be a Good Friend

We all want good friends. But what's it take to BE one? It's not a lesson parents always directly teach. These tips can help kids learn how to be a good friend.

Threenager Survival Guide: Growing With a Strong-Willed 3-Year-Old

The 'terrible twos' might be over but buckle up because the turbulent threenage years are here.

Family Free Day at Greenfield Village

After a shutting down due to the coronavirus pandemic, Greenfield Village is welcoming guests back with its Family Free Day, filled with fun and learning.

4th Wall Theatre Company Transitions to OpenSpot Theatre

Detroit's popular 4th Wall Theatre Company has rebranded to OpenSpot Theatre, but still has the same devotion to inclusion in theater.

Virtual Children’s Musical to Raise Funds for Kids Without Computer Access

This first of its kind virtual children's musical aims to help the 5000-plus schools in need of financial aid to support virtual learning during the 2020 school year.

Ford Fireworks 2020 To Be Held as a Special Televised Event

The Fourth of July tradition was canceled due to COVID but is coming back this August with a special televised experience. Get specifics on Ford Fireworks 2020 here.

Livingston County Reading Path Provides Outlet for Physical Activity and Reading

Flex your muscles and your reading chops on the Livingston County Reading Path, which launched this month at Settlers Park in Hartland.

Arts, Beats & Eats to Be Held Virtually in 2020

The festival you know and love has been canceled due to COVID-19, but the art, music and fun Arts, Beats & Eats still on online.

Michigan Science Center Offers Free ‘Summer of Science’

Looking to give your kids a science fix? Enjoy free admission to the Michigan Science Center in Detroit and experience all the museum has to offer while at a safe social distance.

Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru to be Held at DTE Energy Music Theatre

Families take in a prehistoric show at the Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru, which runs Aug. 7-30, 2020, at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston.

DIY Sensory Toolbox Ideas to Help Kids Self-Soothe

A local early education teacher's DIY sensory toolbox concept helps little ones with special needs navigate big emotions – and it's easy to create one.

Breaking Free From FOMO in Families

Whether it's our social feeds or stressing over catching every single soccer match, FOMO in families, or fear of missing out, is rampant. Here's how to tame it.
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