July Quick Links

Did you pick up the July 2020 issue of Metro Parent magazine? Here are the links we promised you could find on our website! Check them out and don’t forget to read the full issue, which is live now.

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What’s Happening at Cedar Point in 2020?

Cedar Point has reopened for the 2020 season. Here’s what you need to know about visiting the park this year.

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U-Pick Berry Farms in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Berry-picking is great fun and good for social distancing. Find some sweet options at these u-pick berry farms in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.

Michigan State Parks Camping Sites in Southern Michigan

Want to go overnight camping in Michigan? Stay at one of these Michigan State Park camping sites in the south part of the Lower Peninsula.

Contests: Win Cool Stuff

Scroll through our contests page and enter all of our contests for a chance to score your kid some pretty sweet swag.

Marijuana Moms: Parents Open Up About Cannabis Use

Local parents talk about why they use weed and offer tips on how to talk to your kids about cannabis use.

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Saving for College During the Pandemic

Attending college might look different moving forward, but the way students prepare to save for tuition is still just as important as ever.

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Should Your High School Graduate Consider Taking a Gap Year?

The coronavirus pandemic has some teens wanting to take a year off before going to college. Here’s what parents and kids should know about taking a gap year.

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What’s Reopening in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Michigan’s stay-at-home order is slowly being lifted and if you’re wondering what’s reopening in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor, we’ve got you covered.

10 Tips to Address Diversity with Your Kids

It’s important to discuss race and diversity with your children at home. A psychiatrist and race relations expert offers practical advice for parents on how to address diversity with your kids.

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Image one via The Avengers. Image two via Carlsbad Cravings.

Watch This, Do That

Getting a little oversaturated by all that screen time in quarantine? We feel you. And we’ve got a solution! Pair favorite kids’ movies with some fun activities that encourage learning and screen-free fun in Metro Parent’s “Watch This, Do That” series.

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Photos courtesy of Taylor Martin

Talking About Race

Today’s headlines and the Black Lives Matter movement make it clear: It’s more important now than ever to have healthy, ongoing conversations with our children about race and racism in our country. In this space, Metro Parent is focused on giving you resources, perspectives and advice to start creating change where it matters: right in your own home.

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Illustration by Brent Mosser

Submit Your Parenting Questions

Ever wonder why kids do this, that or the other? Submit your question to editor@metroparent.com and we could answer it in an upcoming issue.

Izzy, Taylor and their friend from the Michigan Science Center make rainsticks

Metro Parent’s Virtual Science Camp

Every summer, we team up with the science-smarties from the Michigan Science Center to bring you simple at-home experiments to do all year long.

Handling Kids’ Behavior During the Coronavirus Pandemic

What do you do when kids act up out of fear and frustration during a world pandemic? The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these coronavirus tips.

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Best Family Road Trip Ideas: Fun Places to Take the Kids

Say no to planes and trains and yes to the automobile for your summer getaway with the kids. Find some awesome family road trip ideas here.

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The Best Road Trip Songs to Add to Your Family’s Playlist

Here are some of the best road trip songs to add to your family’s queue before you head out on your next summer adventure.

Let’s Go! Free July Guide to Family Fun in Southeast Michigan

Summer 2020 is still a go! Our Let’s Go free July guide highlights top family attractions and venues for metro Detroit and Ann Arbor families to safely explore.

Events in Southeast Michigan

Looking for something fun to do this weekend and beyond? Check out our online events calendar! It’s full of in-person and virtual events for you to enjoy.

Submit your Parenting Dilemma

Need advice on a parenting problem? Submit your dilemma anonymously to editor@metroparent.com and we’ll ask other parents what they think.

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Join us on Instagram each Monday for a unique list of themed items to find. Share pics of your kids participating in the hunt with #MPMoment for a chance to be featured.