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Tips on Dealing with Other People’s Kids

It can be complicated. Their parents' rules or yours? Can you discipline them? And what about posting photos on Facebook? Here are some practical dos and don'ts to dealing with other people's kids.

10 Steamy Valentine’s Day Date Ideas for Metro Detroit Couples

Dinner and a movie is so passé. These exciting Valentine's Day date ideas throughout metro Detroit and Ann Arbor make it easy to up the romance.

What are Lawnmower Parents, and How Can They Cut Back?

Protecting your kids is priority No. 1. But what if that goes to the extreme? Learn about the so-called lawnmower parents – and what to do if you're one.

New Baby, Intrusive In-laws

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

The Facts on How Kids’ Friendships Work

The six styles of childhood play, details on how kids' friendships work – and warning signs that your child is having friendship troubles.

Michigan Named a Best Place to Travel (Here’s Where to Go)

We already know our state is great, and after being named a best place to travel by two separate entities, we decided to find five of the best Michigan destinations for families.

Tools and Advice for How to Help Kids Make Friends

It can be daunting to figure out how to acquire pals, especially during a pandemic. Wondering how to help kids make friends? Here are some tips and insights for parents.

Basic Cooking Skills for Kids at Every Age

Trying to find ways your child can help out with the cooking? Check out our age-by-age guide of basic cooking skills for kids from preschool to high school.

9 Rules for Parents Interested in Dating After Divorce

This time, you have to consider the feelings of your children and the logistics of being a parent, but it can be done. Consider these nine tips for dating after divorce.

Southeast Michigan Events Canceled, Schools Closed for COVID-19

Since the coronavirus has been confirmed in Michigan, public schools are shutting down for three weeks and many spring 2020 events have been canceled or postponed. Find out some of the latest closures here.

Here’s How Kids Are Bullying With Google Docs

Parents are left baffled by this unexpected app children are using to tease classmates. Discover why kids are bullying with Google Docs.

Food Delivery Services for Hungry Southeast Michigan Families

Not in the mood to hit up your local grocery store? Try one of these food delivery services in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.
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MSU Research Reports Sagging Areas in Pandemic Teaching

A survey from Michigan State University’s Education Policy Innovation Collaborative found teachers are struggling to find students and maintain attendance during virtual school.

Michigan Science Center Welcomes New Earth. Wind. Weather. Exhibit

Detroit's science hub is set to teach kids the wonders of our planet's weather systems with its latest exhibit.

The Importance of Teaching Kids Financial Literacy

Knowing how to handle money responsibly is a key skill. An expert with Macomb County's Michigan State University Extension Center explains why and how to teach it.

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.