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Special Needs Events for Kids and Parents in Metro Detroit

Parents of children with special needs in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor can plan ahead for fun activities, sensory-friendly movie showings and more that are tailored to meet their needs.

Special Needs Events for Kids and Parents in Metro Detroit

Parents of children with special needs in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor can plan ahead for fun virtual activities that can be tailored to meet their needs.

Resources for Children With Special Needs in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

If you're a parent seeking resources for children with special needs, you'll find various services in southeast Michigan in our guide.

What Does Michigan’s New Third Grade Reading Law Mean for Your Kids?

Be prepared for changes that affect how your school district works to improve third grade reading skills during a crucial time for children.

Best Doctors in Michigan: 2017 Mom-Approved Docs

Kid-tested, parent-approved. Metro Parent readers raved about their favorite pediatricians, dentists, therapists and much more. Who made this year's cut?

When Parents Play Favorites Among Their Children

Find out why parents often give one child preferential treatment over another, when parents showing favoritism is OK and how to curb parental favoritism.

Sports Fun for Kids with Special Needs

Spotlight on several southeast Michigan groups that give special children an active outlet, positive social experiences – and much more.

Two Local Authors Pen Books About Special Needs Parenting

Both reads offer advice and guidance for parents of children with special needs.

Best Doctors in Michigan: 2017 Mom-Approved Docs

Kid-tested, parent-approved. Metro Parent readers raved about their favorite pediatricians, dentists, therapists and much more. Who made this year's cut?

Special Needs Kids Summer Fun Activity Tips for Parents

Whether a yard, beach, park, mall or tent of blankets, find 10 ways to create memories and meaning for kids with special needs.

How Retreats Help Parents of Special Needs Kids

One local mom shares how attending retreats for moms of special needs kids has helped her de-stress and recharge.

The Power of Parent-to-Parent Time

For these local moms and dads, nothing beats some time sharing the unique trials, tribulations and triumphs of parenting a child with special needs.
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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?