Kristen Gibson

Local Mom Opens Walking Lightly. A Zero-Waste Shop in Ferndale.

Trade single-use plastics for zero waste options at the new Ferndale shop.

Tips to Help Elementary Students Adjust to School After COVID

Kids are returning to the classroom this year. These tips will help your elementary kid adjust back to normal.

Meet the Women Behind Detroit’s Coriander Kitchen and Farm

A women-owned and operated urban farm and restaurant rooted in the community.

Top Weight Loss Programs for Kids in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

If your child is struggling with weight, these weight loss programs for kids in hospitals in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties can help.

How to Get Your Infant to Enjoy Tummy Time: Tips and Techniques

Spending time on their tummies during the day is crucial for your little one's health and development. Here are some easy tips to incorporate tummy time in your baby's day.

Tips For Getting Your Kid to Like Vegetables

Parents don't need to hide veggies to get picky eaters to eat them, according to research. An expert weighs in with tips to help kids enjoy eating produce.

Why Kids Forget Their Earliest Memories

A study explains the cause of 'infantile amnesia' and the big benefits of not remembering those first moments of life.

Teen Headaches: Causes, Concerns and Cures

There are a number of factors the cause teen headaches, including hormones, stress and lack of sleep. Learn how to identify and treat your teen's headaches.

Perfect Holiday Sugar Cookies Recipe

Give the gift of food this holiday season with this recipe from the kitchen of Kristen Gibson, one of Metro Parent's contributing writers

Child's Oral Health is Tied to School Performance

A study says that kids with dental issues are more likely to struggle academically due to increased absences and lower grades. Here, a local dentist discusses preventative care.

Michigan Disaster Plans for Schools, Daycare Centers Lacking

Save the Children, a national organization, says we're among 28 states not making the grade in keeping kids safe. Here's what it found - and what's being done.
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Family Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for some family fun? Check out our list of events and other things to do this weekend.

Which Cereals Have the Most Sugar?

Froot Loops, Cheerios, Cap'n Crunch. These are among the top 10 sweetest brand name breakfasts that aren't exactly healthy for your children.

3 Metro Detroit Kids Featured in New Book Series

They were selected for the book, 'Young Change Makers,' based on what they are doing to make their communities better.