Erica Perdue

What To Do If Your Child Runs Away – Or Threatens To

By school age, children may start warning their parents they’ll run away and, sometimes, actually leave home. Find out what to do if your child runs away and how to handle them if they're just making threats.

Child Afraid to Sleep Alone? What to Do When Kids Crawl Into Your Bed

Is your child afraid to sleep alone? Here's what's going on with your school-age kid, and how to help him become comfortable sleeping solo.

Get Creative With Salt Dough Letters

Salt dough letters are simple family fun! This personalized kids craft is a perfect choice for fresh room decor, a birthday party favor or a stuck-at-home project.

Benefits of Chores for Kids – and Parents

Tips on the 'best age' to start, how much to delegate and motivate and why they ultimately prepare your children to survive in the world.

7 Tips to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

Ready to get in shape, learn how to knit, or quit smoking this new year? You can do it! Follow these simple tips on how to stick to resolutions.

Alternatives to Soft Drinks for Kids

Curb your family's cravings for sugary, super-sweet, calorie-packed beverages with these five alternatives to soft drinks.

French Macaroon Recipe

Swoon for this sweet treat that's perfect fun for girly birthday parties – and easy to bake!

Helping Teens Get a Job: What Parents Should Know

Learn about youth employment law in Michigan, tips to help kids during an interview and school-based options that could get them a career jump, too.

Handheld Apple Pie Dessert Snack Recipe

Give your kids a healthy twist on a delicious classic with this treat from Annabel Karmel. It's a great, different idea for fall and winter birthday parties, too!

Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills

This natural history museum in Oakland County offers southeast Michigan families a bevy of bats, dinosaurs, planetarium shows and much more for kids to explore.

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores

Think it isn't kid friendly? Think again! From a life-size playhouse to a car packed 'design garage' exhibit, this historic haven is prime for families.

Elephant Ears Kids Shop in Ann Arbor

This Tree Town store offers southeast Michigan families great stuff for children, from clothes and strollers to toys, furniture and room decor.
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