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Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Teachers from Kids

Forget trite gift baskets and cookie tins. Break the mold with these heartfelt gift ideas for that special teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week.

Tips to Co-parenting During the Holidays

Create a season of peace with your former spouse, kids and the families, too. Here are some tips on co-parenting during the holiday season.

How to Become a Foster Parent in Michigan

If you've considered providing a home for a child in need, but not known where to start, then begin here with our five-step guide on how to become a foster parent.

Being Gay in High School Today

Gay teens are one of the most targeted groups for bullying, with suicide rates higher than any other youth group. But local students hope it can get better.

Older Moms Are Better Parents, Study Says

These moms are less likely to scold their children and their kids are less likely to have behavioral, social or emotional issues.

Guide to Adopting a Child Outside of the U.S.

Find out the typical process for adoption from a foreign country including most common countries, requirements, waiting time and what to expect.

High School Assigns Prom Dates Through Lottery

In an effort to make sure no student worries about not having a date to prom, an Illinois high school plays matchmaker.

5 Best Pets for Children with Allergies

Fish are popular choices, but there are also certain dogs for children with allergies. Get the details here.

How to Pick a Pet for Your Family

Whether you're thinking cat or dog, here is some advice on choosing a pet that complements the kids and parents already in your home.

Should Stores Move Candy, Tabloids from Kids’ Eye Level?

A Michigan mom is gathering signatures hoping Meijer will make changes. Do you think it's necessary?

Make an Adoption Lifebook for Your Child

These scrapbooks for adopted kids are key to helping your child understand his or her past. Learn how to make a lifebook and why it's so important.

5 Things to Avoid Saying to Adoptive Parents

Questions about infertility and 'real parents' are definite no-nos, says this mom of an adopted daughter. Get her two cents on not what to say.
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Metro Parent’s Top Posts of the Week

MetroParent.com is loaded with great info for parents. Here, we've listed the best of the best posted this week for you to thumb through at your convenience.

What You Need to Know About Macomb County’s Children’s Mobile Crisis Unit Program

Kids in crisis in Macomb County can receive immediate assistance thanks to the county's new Children's Mobile Crisis Unit Program. Here's what you need to know.

Vaccine Recommendations for Macomb County Kids

The COVID-19 vaccine is here and we spoke to an expert with the Macomb County Health Department to find out what you need to know about getting one in Macomb County.

Family Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for some family fun virtual things to do while at home or as things open up? Check out our list of events and other things to do this weekend.

Beyond Van Gogh Exhibit Coming to Detroit

Become a part of a Vincent Van Gogh painting at Beyond Van Gogh Detroit, which will be on display starting June 25, 2021 at the TCF Center.