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Tools and Advice for How to Help Kids Make Friends

It can be daunting to figure out how to acquire pals. Wonering how to help kids make friends? Here are some tips and insights for parents.

No, Time-Outs Aren’t Harming Our Kids

So says a new study from researchers at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor. Learn what researches found and gets tips on how to use time-outs effectively.

It’s Time for Picture Day: 5 Tips to Prepare

The first-ever National School Picture Day is Sept. 12, 2019. Avoid outfit issues and smile snafus with these expert tips.

Bucket List for Children: 101 Things to Experience

Many adults have one, but what about a bucket list for children? Here are some experiences every local child should have before growing up.

New Baby, Intrusive In-laws

Here's our primer on how moms (and dads) can successfully deal with and balance intrusive mother-in-laws, father-in-laws and new baby, and set some boundaries, too.

What Should the Michigan State Insect Be?

A group of 4-H kids sparked an effort to make the green darner dragonfly the Michigan state insect. Learn more, and meet five other atypical-yet-worthy bugs.

Would You Consider Buying a Children’s Bulletproof Backpack?

Is a children's bulletproof backpack a back-to-school 'staple'? At very least, it's now an option for many parents shopping for kids' school supplies.

Talking to Kids About Sex Has a Surprising Perk, Study Says

While talking to kids about sex can be awkward, recent studies show it not only helps them stay safe – but it also builds family communication in general.

Kids Swallowing More Foreign Objects Now Than 20 Years Ago

It's a growing danger for today's kids, a study says. What's going on with kids swallowing more foreign objects – and what are the top offenders?

Preschool TV Shows Could be Making Kids Prejudiced

A recent study says popular young children's programs like Paw Patrol and My Little Pony have sexist and other discriminatory undertones.

This Many American Adults Never Learned About Money as Kids

The bottom-line tally is a notable one-third. Whether you never learned about money or are a born pro, turn the trend by teaching kids these four money tips.

Vacation Checklist for Kids to Help Them Pack for a Trip

Learning how to fill up their own suitcases is a valuable skill for kids. This vacation checklist for kids can help them pick and pack like a pro.