Julia Elliott

Trick or Treat Etiquette

From kid-friendly costumes to proper candy requesting behavior, here are some no-nonsense rules for this year's Halloween fun that every family should know.

Journaling for Clearer Vision in 2020

Metro Parent's editor-in-chief talks the value of journaling and how it can be a valuable way to establish a clearer vision in 2020.

Christmas Cookie Overload

Metro Parent's editor-in-chief-talks the number of cookies she makes every holiday season and explains how they inspired this month's cover story.

Sweet Success: A Lesson in Being Happy for Others

Metro Parent's editor-in-chief discusses a time in which she was jealous of a friend's success and how a teacher taught her a valuable lesson on being happy for others.

A Halloween Plea: Why Kids Should Still Head Out on Oct. 31

Metro Parent's editor-in-chief reminisces of past Halloween traditions and gives a desperate Halloween plea to put the trick-or-treating back in the holiday.

Nature Experiences in School Sow the Seeds of Learning

Metro Parent's editor-in-chief discusses the nature experiences she had in elementary school and why similar hands-on learning could benefit kids today.

In Search of the Little House on the Prairie Life

Metro Parent's editor-in-chief talks Little House on the Prairie life, why she wanted it as a kid and how living a simple life can benefit families.

Kids and Corsages: Why School Dances Still Matter for Kids Today

Metro Parent's editor-in-chief discusses why school dances still matter for kids, despite how parents might feel about them.

Now Versus 1980: Reflecting on Michigan’s Education Issues

Metro Parent's editor-in-chief reminisces on how she felt behind when transferring to a Michigan school and how it relates to Michigan's education issues today.

Truly Scary Movies for Parents That’ll Keep You Up at Night

Forget the typical horror movies roundups. These six scary movies for parents are truly frightening – depicting a parent's worst nightmare.

Finding Balance in Life as a Parent

Metro Parent's editor-in-chief talks about the importance of taking time away from the kids, mom-approved binge-worthy flicks and more from our August 2018 issue.

Do We Really Want to Know What Causes Mass Shootings?

Republican. Democrat. Doesn’t matter. We should all be able to agree that we’ve got a problem with mass shootings in this country. And we should all be committed to fixing it. I’m open to being wrong about what I think the issue is. Are you?
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