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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."
A Harrison Township mom of three says that kids know the difference between pretend and real life, which is why she'd let her kids play with toy guns.
Get ready to leave the parenting, and guilt, behind for a bit. Solo vacations for moms and dads are valuable! Get the scoop on how to arrange your own.
Looking to really make a splash? The WhoaZone at Heron Beach offers kids a summertime blast with plenty of water features.
From dramas full of teachable moments to cooking shows and beyond, local moms offer their top picks in this guide of binge-worthy family shows and movies.
An expert from the Kohl's Safe 4 Kids Program at Children's Hospital of Michigan offers advice on avoiding these safety mishaps.
An expert from Comprehensive Early Autism Services explains why it's so important.
Kids with autism can struggle communicating their needs and sometimes use tantrums or self-harm to do so. An expert from Spark Center for Autism offers advice on how to stop these behaviors.
Inevitable teething pain aches can bring late-night wakings and uncontrollable drooling. Find out what's normal and how to help your little one cope.
Albiona Rakipi, M.A., CCC-SLP, from Kaufman Children's Center offers advice for families.
Saving for college is important for your child – and easy with MET.
A local expert weighs in on how spending time outdoors improves mental health.
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