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A Teacher’s Perspective on Going Back-to-School During the Pandemic

A local teacher who works with preschoolers from low income families shares her thoughts on reopening our schools during the coronavirus pandemic.

I Hated My Curls … Until I Had a Child With Hair Like Mine

A mom of two from Wayne talks about how much she hated her natural hair until her daughter started watching how she treated her curls.

Build Memories Privately – Don’t Post About Kids on Social Media

A mom of two from Romulus says it's inappropriate and supports parents that don't post about kids on social media because she thinks it's better to build memories from the privacy of your home.

Posting About Your Kids on Social Media Has Many Benefits

A Detroit mom of one says that she thinks it's totally cool for you to be posting about your kids on social media.

The Wonder Years vs. Testy Toddlers: A Love-Hate Relationship

Metro Parent’s Editor-in-chief discusses why she feels that the toddler years are magical and also how this developmental stage can also be tough on parents.

Yes, Parents Should be Friends With Their Teens

Anasie Tayyen, a West Bloomfield mom of three, says that she believes in 'friendly parenting' and is friends with her kids, but not BFFs.

No, Parents Should Not be Friends With Their Teens

Lynne Golodner, a Huntington Woods mom of four, says definitely not. Instead, she tries to draw lines and remain a cool, connected parent.

Yes, Parents Should Make New Year’s Resolutions

A local mom from Clinton Township explains why she thinks parents should make New Year's resolutions and offers her tips on how to stick with them.

Santa Letter Shredding Tweet Lands UPS on the Naughty List

The package delivery service tweeted they'd shred kids' letters to Santa. Parents weren't too keen on that. We see their point and offer a learning opportunity.

British Dad Forced to Remove Kid’s Swing Set in Case Other Kids Play on It

The swing set was behind a fence at a communal garden and allowed to be there, but the city council ordered in removed because of possible risks to others.

Parents Name Baby After Colonel Sanders for College Money

KFC gave $11,000 in tuition to a family who named their daughter after the chicken chain's founder – which speaks volumes about the cost of college anymore.
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Family Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for some family fun virtual things to do while at home or as things open up? Check out our list of events and other things to do this weekend.

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.