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Cutting and Self-Harm: What Parents Should Know

Self-injury is often misunderstood. Many parents think it's akin to a suicide attempt or a grab for attention. It's neither, experts say.

Ella Edwards, Ypsilanti Mom, Fights Deceased Son's College Debt

Pushing past the grief of losing her only child, a Washtenaw County mother led a Change.org petition to waive private loan debt in future cases like hers.

Metro Parent Remembers Elizabeth Edwards

This public figure and mom remained strong in the face of many life challenges. Read Metro Parent's exclusive 2008 interview with her.
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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.