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10 Classic Parenting Tips That Stand the Test of Time

Set aside the tech and experts. We've boiled things down to 10 classic parenting tips core advice for parents that includes lots of love and room to be human.

Tips to Improve the Relationship Between Father and Son

A recent study found that dads of toddler boys aren't so attentive. Find out why and get tips on how to work on your relationship between father and son.

Sharing Responsibilities: How to Find a Balance at Home

For some families, the 'go-to mom' and 'less-involved dad' model is outdated. They're striking a balance, so one isn't carrying so much of the load.

Division of Labor

I really hate to say this. It truly pains me to say this. But the truth is I think women have lost some ground....

Finding Peace and a Place as a Stepparent

Being a stepparent can often make you feel like you're the third – or even fourth wheel. When do you get involved? When do you hang back?

Same-Sex Dads Spend More Time with Kids, Study Says

That's compared to heterosexual dads, the new study finds. The same goes for moms across the board – whether in same or opposite sex relationships.

Four Men Experience Motherhood in Five-Part Buzzfeed Series

The Try Guys test out pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood in a hilarious five-part series that has gone viral, and really makes you empathize with moms everywhere.

Parents vs. Non-Parents

While you’re changing diapers or transporting your kids to soccer practice, your childless friends are going to parties and traveling to exotic locales. No wonder it’s hard to relate. But maybe it’s not as hard to stay connected to our childless friends as we think …

10 Tips to Stay Close to Friends While Raising Kids

If you're a parent, it can be hard to stay connected with your friends, whether they've got children or not. Here are some ways to remain close.

Parents are Happier – More or Less – New Study Says

Bucking previous reports, findings by the Association for Psychological Science say having kids actually makes you feel better (especially dads).

Mom to Give Birth in Art Gallery

Birth as exhibit? Marni Kotak, a Brooklyn artist and soon-to-be mother, is doing just that as she prepares for her first child - 'Baby X.'

Parenting Then, Now and Always

Metro Parent Publisher Alyssa Martina looks back at 25 years of parenting and makes a prediction for the future.
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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?