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8 Bad Apps for Kids That You Don’t Want on Their Phones

Discover some of the top bad apps for kids. Plus, a metro Detroit expert shares safety tips that go beyond monitoring what kids do on that smart device.

At-Home Summer Accidents to Avoid with Kids

We're all sticking a bit closer to home this summer but that doesn't mean summer fun is risk-free. Get some tips to avoiding the most common at-home accidents.

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?

Safety Rules for Kids to Help Avoid Child Abductions

Keep your children safe from stranger danger and avoid child abductions with these key safety tips for metro Detroit and Ann Arbor parents.

No, Parents Shouldn’t Track Their Kids’ Location and Activity – Build Trust Instead

A Detroit mom of one teen and one tween argues that parents should build trust with their kids, rather than spying through their tech.

Yes, Parents Should Track Their Kids’ Location and Activity for Peace of Mind

Metro Parent's senior editor and mom of one says that if tracking her child means he's safe then she's all for using technology to keep tabs on her kid.
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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.