Rebecca Berger

Lunar New Year Celebrations in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking to introduce your kids to this cultural event? This year, the Spring festival falls on Feb. 1, 2022, and there are many celebrations to enjoy.

Why Toddlers Strip Out of Their Clothes

While no parent wants to chase a naked kid in a store, tots shuck off their clothes for many reasons. Here's why toddlers strip — and ways to curb the behavior.

Are You Teaching Your Kids to Wipe Their Butts Properly?

It's a given for grown-ups but new turf for little ones. So how do you teach kids to wipe their butts properly? A metro Detroit pediatrician has the scoop.

ASMR and Kids: What is It, and What are the Pros and Cons?

YouTube has exploded with videos of people whispering, rustling buttons and even eating pickles – all to elicit a calm feeling. Can ASMR and kids be a good mix?

Why Teens Tune Out Nagging Parents (and How to Do Better)

Teens are known for eye-rolling, one-word responses and sass, but parents have some work to do in the communication department, too.

Give Up the Funk: When Tweens Refuse to Shower

Underarm funk like you're head-locking a skunk? When tweens refuse to shower and hygiene comes too close to this Black-Eyed Peas lyric, it's time to talk.

Schools of Choice in Macomb County

Macomb County residents (and some non-residents) are in luck because now you can enroll students in the district of your choice.

Color Deficiency and Colorblindness in Kids

Can your child see the number in the circle shown here? If not, it could be time for a trip to the ophthalmologist. Learn more about colorblindness in kids.

Dream Scene Parties in Troy Has Dazzling Themes for Kids

Looking for a little pizzazz for your birthday girl's next party? Dream Scene Parties in Troy has a lot to offer – and it hosts some gender-neutral options, too.

Why Kids Love Fake Food, and Why It’s Good for Them

No, we're not advocating processed foods. We're talking pretend play with plastic kitchen sets and toy food. Kids love fake food. Here's why it's a great thing.

Michigan Haunts Book Sheds Light on Creepy Fun History

Looking for some spooky fun this Halloween? This new Michigan haunts book can be your guide to haunted historical fun in our state.

Dakoda the Therapy Dog Helps Walled Lake High Schoolers

Walled Lake Western High School has a new and non-traditional employee – Dakota the therapy dog. Meet Dakoda and find out how she helps students and staff.
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Family Movies Coming Out in 2022

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Pros and Cons of Single Gender Schools

Considering single-gender education for your son or daughter at a southeast Michigan all-male or all-female school? These insights on the pros and cons of single gender schools may help.