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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Detroit Zoo Searching for Kid Mayor of Amphibiville

Applicants must write a 100-word essay for the Detroit Zoological Society and submit it by April 30, 2021.

Hellenic Museum of Michigan Reopens with New Exhibit

Explore artwork by artists of Greek heritage at the Hellenic Museum of Michigan's latest exhibit, The Hellenic Art Exhibition, on display through July 25, 2021.

Watch This, Do That: The Lego Movie

Teach your kids to embrace what makes them special with the latest installment of our Watch This, Do That series: The Lego Movie.