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Family Health Programs for Kids in Detroit

Families seeking fitness and overall health programs for kids in Detroit should check out these options in schools and the community.

Michigan Vaccination Laws: What Parents Should Know

Not sure what the Michigan immunization requirements are – or what changes have been made to the Michigan immunization waiver form? We've got the scoop, plus what it means for parents who are choosing to opt out.

Back-to-School Checklist

From buying supplies to catching up on those summer reading lists, here's what you need to do to prepare for the new school year.

Dog Bites and Kids: What Parents Need to Know

Find out what a Children's Hospital of Michigan physician says parents should know about dog bites and kids.

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?

Ticks and Kids: How to Prevent Tick Bites and What to Do if You Get One

Here’s what you need to know about tick risks and how to help keep your family safe.

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?

Grassroots Government: County Government

Get the lowdown on this essential area of local government – and why you should do a little research this election year before heading to the polls.

Grieving Mother's Essay Highlights Pitiful U.S. Maternity Leave Policies

Amber Scorah recently lost her 3-month-old baby, Karl, after he died on his first day in child care.

Vaccine Facts vs. Fiction

We've heard the arguments against vaccines, but what are the facts? We break down the arguments to help you better understand vaccines and their importance.

Should You Delay or Skip Giving Your Kids Shots?

A University of Michigan study finds parents using alternate immunization schedules. Learn when it's OK and get other insight on the pros and cons.

The Importance of Immunizations

A Henry Ford Health System's Dr. Bridget McArdle discusses the vaccines your child needs before heading back to school.
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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.