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Making Kids Feel Safe When The World Feels Scary

The world isn't always sunshine and rainbows. Sometimes it can feel like a really scary place, especially for kids. Here are some lessons we can teach our kids to help them feel safe when the world feels scary.

News Sources for Kids

The world can be a scary place but that doesn't mean that you should shield kids from its realities. These news sources for kids can help keep your family up-to-date on what's happening in an age-appropriate way.

Michigan’s Top Librarian Shares Best Kids Books of 2020

We caught up with Michigan's top librarian to get her top picks for the best kids' books of 2020.

Ann Arbor 11-year-old Hits Primetime in Kids Baking Championship

The youngest contestant on this season's Kids Baking Championship, Nemo Tsai, started in the kitchen at his parents' Ann Arbor restaurant.

Why Parents Took Their Kids to Black Lives Matter Protests

Protests are important catalysts for change and can also serve as a learning experience for kids. We caught up with two moms who took their kids to BLM protests to find out why.

Metro Parent’s Top Stories of 2020

As we near the end of 2020, take a look back at the stories parents in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor were reading this year.

New Canton Fitness Court Keeps Families Active and Safe

A modern take on the outdoor gym gives people looking for a good workout a safer option to get their sweat on. Learn more about Canton's new Fitness court.

Five Parenting Trends to Watch for in 2021 – And Five...

From Telehealth to online school: Find out what parenting trends you can expect to see in 2021 and which ones we hope to never see again.

The Ultimate At-Home New Year’s Eve Guide

Say goodbye to 2020 from the comfort of your own home with the crafts ideas, recipes, activities and tips in our at-home New Year's Eve guide.

Local Toy Drives

Is your family looking to help kids in need this holiday season? Consider donating to one of these local toy drives.

Tips for Your Daughter’s First Gynecologist Appointment

It can be tricky for parents to know protocol when it comes to that first gynecologist appointment. Here's what you need to know – plus special tips for dads.

Children’s Gifts That Give Back

Help out those in need and get something for everyone on your list with these eight children's gifts that give back to others.