Jessica Schrader

Affording College Checklist for Students and Parents

The expenses can be big, but they're manageable with some planning and knowing your options. Explore this affording college checklist to get your bearings.

The Most Popular Baby Names in Michigan

Find out what baby names parents loved in 2020.

What Should You Do if Your Child is Obsessed With Their Private Parts?

A specialist from Children's Hospital of Michigan weighs in on how parents should handle this touchy situation.

Minivan vs. SUV: What’s Better for a Family?

The minivan vs. SUV question can be a big decision for parents. Find out how these family-sized vehicles compare for convenience, car seats and more.

Letterboxing in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor for Families

Here's everything you need to know to get started on this unique, kid-friendly pastime. Plus, check the roundup for a few spots for letterboxing for kids.

Best Science Centers in the United States

If your kids love science and you're up for an out-of-state adventure, consider one these 10 best science centers in the USA.

St. Patrick’s Day Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Prepare for an Irish-themed takeover this March as metro Detroit and Ann Arbor gear up for St. Paddy's Day 2021 with in-person and virtual St. Patrick's Day events.

How Gen Z Learns: It’s More Self-Paced and Collaborative Than Ever

They're roughly ages 5-24 — and their classrooms are very different from those of their millennial and Gen X parents. Find out more about how Gen. Z learns.

Are Playdates Necessary? Child Development Expert Weighs In

An Ann Arbor-area early childhood education professor says kids need social opportunities, but how it happens is flexible. Are playdates necessary, in your opinion?

Not Your Grandma’s Lullaby: Songs Modern Moms Sing to Their Babies

These parents said goodnight to the same-old bedtime songs and embrace more modern lullabies for their babies.

Romantic Getaways for Parents in Michigan

Do mom and dad need a weekend away without traveling too far? Consider one of these romantic getaways for parents in Michigan.

Should You Pick Up Babies Every Time They Cry?

A recent study says 'yes,' you should pick babies up every time they cry, and a local pediatrician confirms that it's the best practice for ages 0-6 months.
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How to React if You Find Out Your Teen is Sexually Active

Finding out your teen is sexually active isn't something most parents look forward to. Learn how to put the brakes on underage sex and cope if it happens.

Is it OK for Teens to be Friends With Young Adults?

As teens get older, they might make friends with an older person — maybe even a young adult. Is this OK, and what rules should you enforce if you allow it?

How to Talk to Another Parent About Their Child’s Behavior Problems

You're not trying to be a tattletale, but sometimes you have to approach a fellow parent about her kid. Here are some tips on how to talk to another parent about their child's behavior.

Highly Sensitive Child Parenting Strategies and Tips

Think you might have a highly sensitive child living under your roof? Discover highly sensitive child parenting strategies that can help.