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Flint Water Crisis Revisited After Five Years

It's been five years since the news broke that lawmakers had switched Flint residents to contaminated water. Here's a look at the crisis through one mother's eyes – and an update on what has happened since.

Artificial Sweeteners for Kids: Are They Safe?

Ingredients like sucralose are found in a surprising number of foods marketed toward kids. So are artificial sweeteners for kids safe?

Should School Start Before Labor Day?

With a record number of Michigan schools starting before the holiday weekend, many families are adjusting to a shortened summer break and wondering 'should school start before Labor Day?'

Hepatitis A Outbreak in Metro Detroit: How to Keep Your Family Safe

A local physician weighs in on the hepatitis A outbreak in southeast Michigan and what parents should know.

Maxi-Cosi Launches First Car Seat With Built-In Airbags

The UK-made airbags, which are located in the shoulder pads of the car seat and deploy within 0.05 seconds of a collision, reduce neck and head stress in the event of a crash.

Parents Warned About Dangerous ‘Condom Snorting Challenge’

One of the latest YouTube challenges poses major health risks. Find out how to keep your kids safe.

Do We Really Want to Know What Causes Mass Shootings?

Republican. Democrat. Doesn’t matter. We should all be able to agree that we’ve got a problem with mass shootings in this country. And we should all be committed to fixing it. I’m open to being wrong about what I think the issue is. Are you?

‘Tide Pod Challenge’ Puts Kids at Serious Risk

This dangerous trend is growing in popularity despite warnings from health officials. Here's what parents should know.

Michigan Meteor: Local Scientist Answers Kids’ Top Questions

How to talk to your kids about the meteor that tore through the sky, plus tips for keeping kids interested in astronomy.

After Flying Fairy Toy Catches Fire, 7 Ways to Safety-Check Kids’ Toys

Consider these tips to help you evaluate your children's toys and learn how to avoid problems like an exploding flying fairy toy.

Are You Preparing ‘Substitute’ Babysitters for the Holiday Season?

It's one thing to find a babysitter, but it turns out many parents aren't providing those sitters with info they might need in case of an emergency.

Digital Self-Harm: A Surprising Issue Among Adolescents

A recent study found that 6 percent of kids ages 12-17 actually bully themselves online. A local expert weighs in on why and how to help.
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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.