Kristen Gibson

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.

The Reasons Toddlers Act So Crazy

A local expert let's parents know the lack of shame and inhibitions in your tot is all perfectly normal.

Teething Trials and Babies: Tips on How to Soothe Sore Gums

The entire process can take a couple years. Along the way, painful flare-ups are no picnic for infants. Here's how to soothe sore gums in your baby.

Hot Mama Store at The Village of Rochester Hills

Forget unflattering fits and fashions. This hip shop for southeast Michigan moms with style is ready to suit you up - and has fun for the kids, too!
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