Emily Roth

Tips for Parents on How to Handle a Kid’s First Crush

A kid's first crush can be exciting for the child — and nerve-wracking for mom and dad. Open communication and understanding are key. Read on for more tips.

Organizing Essential Documents and Contacts for Aging Parents

Start organizing essential documents, contacts and accounts for your aging mom or dad before she or he experiences health issues. These checklists can help.

What are Lawnmower Parents, and How Can They Cut Back?

Protecting your kids is priority No. 1. But what if that goes to the extreme? Learn about the so-called lawnmower parents – and what to do if you're one.

How to Help Your Kid Manage the Post-Holiday Blues

The holidays happen in a flash – and then all the excitement evaporates. For some kids, that prompts the post-holiday blues. What can parents do to help?

Parallel Play and Toddlers: What It Is and Why It Matters

When kids are very young, they often play right next to each – but not with each other. Here's the scoop on parallel play and its benefits for tots.

Vegan-Friendly Vegetarian Holiday Recipes for Families

Feeling like going the green route for the holidays? We've got you covered with vegetarian holiday recipes that are suitable for vegan eaters, too.

Tips on How to Find Babysitters in Your Area

Parents have lives, too, and that means the kids sometimes need a sitter! Here's how to find babysitters in your area to help you out when you need it.

How to Winterize a House: Tips and Advice

Winter is officially on its way, so what are the tips on how to winterize a house? We spoke to a plumbing, electrical and heating and cooling expert for the answers.

Managing Emotions in College: How Parents Can Help Students

The first years after high school are a huge transition that can trigger anxiety and more. Learn how to help young adults with managing emotions in college.

When Tics in Children Are Signs of Typical Development

Many children develop tics, such as compulsive throat-clearing or nose-twitching. Find out if you should let them slide or call them out.

Kid-Friendly Bars in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Feeling the need for a grown-up beverage but can't find a babysitter? Discover some top kid-friendly bars around southeast Michigan that welcome families.

Self-Defense for Teens: Tips, Techniques and Advice

Here are some tips on self-defense for teens to keep them protected when they are out and about without mom and dad.
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