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Should Kids Have Chores?

Fed up with nagging and pleading your kids to pitch in around the house? Here's why kids should have chores and how to get your kids to do them, too.

Talking to Teens About Their Friend’s Risky Behavior

Parenting a teenager is stressful, especially when their friends start upping the ante with risky experiences. How do you address these behaviors?

The Importance of Date Night for Parents

Forget the excuses. Forget the guilt. It's really good for your relationship and your kids. Here are some tips on scheduling this special time.

Teen Dating Violence Trend Shows Girls Both Victims and Abusers

A study shows how common abusive adolescent relationships are, with girls reporting higher numbers all around. Experts weigh in with advice for parents.

How to Win Back Power from Too Clever Kids

Child too smart for his or her own good? Parents can take back the reins by being equally wise with these seven tips.

25 Years of Parenting: A Look Back and Ahead

We've come a long way since 1986! On our 25th anniversary in 2011, Metro Parent looked at how family philosophies, models, discipline trends, worries and more have evolved.

Separated by the Recession

How are these families coping and what can parents do if they find themselves in this unenviable position?
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Adaptive Sports for Kids with Disabilities and Special Needs

In search of adaptive sports for kids with physical or developmental disabilities? Here are local sports programs for kids with special needs in the metro Detroit and Ann Arbor areas.

Earth Day Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Celebrate Mother Earth on April 22, 2021, at one of these eco-friendly Earth Day events in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

Freebies for Vaccinated People in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

These spots offering free items or discounts to people who can prove they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

What Every Parent Should Know About Developmental Delays

You have a new baby in your life. But how will you know if your child is developing normally? An expert from the Autism Alliance of Michigan offers some insight.

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.