Samantha Morton

Preparing for Your Child’s First Sleepover

Is it time for your child's first sleepover? Here's how parents can determine when a kid is ready – and ease some of the anxiety that comes along with this rite of passage.

The Deal on Why Teens Steal

For all the ethics lessons parents try to pass on, even seemingly 'good' kids steal. Is your child an offender? Find out why teens steal and what you can do to stop it.

Homework Help Websites

How about some foreign language assistance? Here are some surefire online guides that hunt down the answers parents and kids need when assignments get tough.

The 12-Step Program: How It Helps Families Dealing With Addiction

How the road to recovery works for families who are battling alcoholism, drug abuse or other addictions.

Slot Cars Fun at Lightning Speedway

Got kids who love racing mini motorized autos – or are curious about the hobby? This southeast Michigan hotspot is the family place to learn!

Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak Has Family Fun All Year Long

With tons of events for kids, state-of-the-art exhibits, 4-D films and, of course, loads of animals, from giraffes to polar bears, zoo has something for everyone.

Ann Arbor Hands On Museum – VIDEO

Totally designed for kids, this Washtenaw County favorite family spot celebrates science, math and technology in inventive, awesome fun ways.

Rainy Day Hobbies Shop in Ferndale

Rain or shine, kids and parents will love this creative family store that's an Oakland County destination for model trains, planes, cars and more!

Connie’s Children’s Shop in St. Clair Shores

This Macomb County kids clothing store has loads of brand names and rare finds and fits for boys and girls - from outfits to shoes to accessories.

Fridge Makeover Healthy Grocery Trip

The Kathan family won Metro Parent's contest - and picked up free healthy food from Hiller's Market in Plymouth. Check out their trip!

Kid-Friendly Classic Books

Want to build a bookworm? Here are six books, for kids from babies to tweens, to make reading enjoyable.
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Free Kid-Friendly Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Searching for free things to do in southeast Michigan? Find great budget-friendly family fun in Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

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.

Worried About Substance Use? Here’s How to Seek Help

Brought to you by Oakland Community Health Network