Rebecca Kavanagh

Should Kids Play with Toy Guns? One Local Mom Says ‘No’

Should kids play with toy guns? A Farmington Hills mom of two explains that mass shootings and laissez faire attitudes make her say "no way."

The Summer Melt: Why Some College-Bound Kids Don’t Go

After students are accepted to college, a percentage don't attend. Learn how to spot signs of the summer melt phenomenon – and freeze it in its tracks.

7 Ways to Prepare Kids for the Transition from Elementary to Middle School

The top things you should know to prepare yourself and your child for the often-tumultuous transition from elementary to middle school.

Why Kids Should Have Cellphones Before Age 12

A Farmington Hills mom of two says it's all about safety and shaping good digital habits early.

Is Selfie Culture Making Your Kid Selfish?

Whether it's the perfect Insta pic or a fleeting Snapstreak, kids are constantly on camera. But the good news? They aren't much more self-absorbed.

Why You Should Pay Your Kids an Allowance

Farmington Hills mom of two Rebecca Kavanagh says it teaches them crucial money-management skills.

Meet Fashion Factory's Mom-Daughter Duo

With Fashion Factory, a Macomb mom and her daughter are designing a creative future.

Why I’d Never Spank My Kids

Farmington Hills mom Rebecca Kavanagh doesn't spank her kids because she thinks it teaches them that violence is a viable option.

Why You Should Stop Doing Your Kid’s Homework

Are you doing your kid's homework? If so, find out why you aren't doing them any favors, and get tips on how to strike a balance.
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Toddler Not Sleeping? Tips to Get Them to Sleep Through the Night

A local pediatrician explains the sleep habits parents should expect during the toddler stage and how to deal with your toddler not sleeping well.

Totally Inappropriate Kids Books Meant for Adults

These reads LOOK like they're for children, but they're for grownup eyes only! Check out these inappropriate kids books for instant comic relief.

Why Do Teenagers Swear?

So why do teenagers swear — and what can parents do to stop it? Gain some insight and help your child clean up his or her language (sans soap).

Hayrides and Haunted Houses in Detroit, Ann Arbor and Beyond

Take tykes for mini frights or have terrifying fun with your teens this Halloween. Find haunted houses in Detroit, Ann Arbor and other cities in southeast Michigan.