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New Decade, New Look

If there is one constant in life, it's change. People come and go. Businesses open and close. Trends emerge and fade. So when something...

How a Parent Coach Can Help Your Family with Challenges

Kids out of bounds? Family dreams in the foul zone? The growing parent coaching profession could offer the advice and solutions moms and dads need.

St. Paddy's Potato Soup Recipe

Try this yummy slow-cooker recipe that originally appeared in the March 1990 issue of Metro Parent! It's a fast and yummy family dinner.

Cheese Fondue Recipe

Get some inspiration from the '60s with this delicious treat, perfect paired with bread or raw veggies.

An Open Letter To Kate Gosselin

Metro Parent Publisher Alyssa Martina shares her thoughts on - and disappointment with - the mom TV reality star.

The Magic of Playtime

Learn why blowing off steam and having fun is good for your kids.
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Letterboxing in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor for Families

Here's everything you need to know to get started on this unique, kid-friendly pastime. Plus, check the roundup for a few spots for letterboxing for kids.

The Pros and Cons of Exotic Pets for Kids

Thinking of expanding your family with mice, snakes or geckos? A local pet store owner weighs in on the pros and cons of exotic pets; plus things for families to consider before purchasing.

Ways to Celebrate Earth Day from Home

Earth Day is right around the corner. Take care of Mother Earth and celebrate Earth Day from home with one of these fun and green activities.

How to Get Your Child to Sleep Without a Nightlight

Is your child refusing to sleep in the dark? Two experts shed some light on how to get your child to sleep without a nightlight.

ASMR and Kids: What is It, and What are the Pros and Cons?

YouTube has exploded with videos of people whispering, rustling buttons and even eating pickles – all to elicit a calm feeling. Can ASMR and kids be a good mix?