Jaclyn Rink

What to Do When Children Fake Sick

Why do kids put on the act? Get some insight into the reasons students want to skip school, and what you can do when children fake sick.

Sick Kid? Decide When to Keep Your Child Home From School

Do you know when to keep your child home from school? During cold and flu season, it's a classic conundrum for parents. Get advice and insight here.

Trick or Treat Halloween Safety Tips

Here are some 'tricks' to keep your kids safe while hunting for 'treats' all around southeast Michigan this Oct. 31.

Cars, Trees & Traditions Exhibit at Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills

This metro Detroit holiday family favorite returns to the popular automotive museum Nov. 17-Dec. 30, 2012 with crafts, model trains and fun for kids.

Detroit Toy Stories at Detroit Historical Museum

Show your kids the toys you used to think were cool at this fun family friendly exhibit, on display until Sept. 12, 2012.

Love Child Boutique in Royal Oak

This unique Oakland County kids clothing shop offers cute, chic fashions that are fun and distinct - for a special gift or everyday flair!

Northville Nite Family New Year's Eve Fun

Travel around the world with the kids on Dec. 31, 2011 at this Wayne County celebration at Hillside School - to ring in 2012 the fun way!

Metro Parent's Holiday 'It' List 2011

Need family gift ideas? Check out the hottest toys, creative finds, cool stuff for babies and teens, plush pals - and a chance to win lots of it!

Little Women at Wild Swan Theater in Ann Arbor

Warm your hearts with a holiday performance of this favorite family stage show, which comes to life to delight kids Dec. 8-11, 2011.

Barney & Friends at the Fox Theatre in Detroit

Kids favorite purple dinosaur returns to southeast Michigan Nov. 19-20, 2011 for a fun birthday sing-along sure to delight the entire family.

Dance Theatre of Harlem at The Wright Museum

Parents and kids can see '40 Years of Firsts' in this cool 2011 exhibit at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.

Barnum 200 Circus at the Palace of Auburn Hills

Amaze and delight your kids with the wonders of the circus Nov. 9-13, 2011 as 'The Greatest Show on Earth' rolls into southeast Michigan.
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