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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.

Making Kids Give Hugs and Kisses: Should Parents Stop?

It's a common issue for parents who feel torn between offending relatives and respecting kids' choices. Two southeast Michigan psychologists weigh in.

The Greatest Gifts Parents Can Give Kids

They don't come under a tree but they keep giving after the holidays. Here are the best non-material gifts for kids this holiday season.

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?

Recipe for a Healthy Marriage Relationship for Parents

Settling down is just step one. Real wedded bliss takes hard work, time and attention especially with kids in the mix. Here are key ingredients.

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 High; Girls Both Victims and Abusers

A new 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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