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Loss and Lessons During the Pandemic

A Rochester mom of six talks about the loss her family endured during the coronavirus pandemic and how she supported her family through.

Death and Disney: How Movies Help Kids Learn About Death

The death of a favorite character in a Disney or Pixar flick can actually open up conversations about the topic with children.

Living With Intent: A Spring Cleaning for the Soul

Metro Parent's editor-in-chief reflects on the loss of a member of the MP family, how important it is to be living with intent and how to do that this spring.

How a Cat Named Max Helped With the Loss of Mom

A local mom tells the story of a cat named Max – a former stray who helped her husband cope when his mom was sick and comforted him after she passed away.

Helping Kids Cope with the Loss of a Family Pet

Fido and Fluffy are a part of the family, and it can be tough for kids when they pass away. An expert offers tips to help kids handle the loss of a family pet.

Disney Denies Request to Put Spider-Man on 4-year-old’s Grave

Lloyd Jones lost his son, Ollie, to a rare genetic disease. Lloyd wanted to honor Ollie's life by etching his favorite superhero on his gravestone, but Disney said no.

Cremating a Deceased Parent: Reflections on Ashes and Family

One local mom reflects on her parent's divorce, deaths and the emotions that came along with cremating a deceased parent and housing the ashes after.
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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?