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How to Help Your Kid Manage the Post-Holiday Blues

The holidays happen in a flash – and then all the excitement evaporates. For some kids, that prompts the post-holiday blues. What can parents do to help?

Heart vs. Head: Reflecting on Childhood Anxiety

Metro Parent's editor-in-chief reflects on the childhood anxiety she dealt with and how it relates to part one of our Kids Mental Health series.

How the Holidays Can Wreak Havoc on Kids’ Mental Health

Time off school and high-pressure gatherings can make the season a source of more stress than joy. Here's how to support your child through it.

Allowing Students a Mental Health Day

Sometimes, it's OK to let your child take a mental health day off from school. A pediatric psychologist with Henry Ford Behavioral Health weighs in.
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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.