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How to Become a Potted Plant Parent for Your Tween or...

A new study shows teens need their parents around more than they might let on, so how can you be there without overdoing it? Check out these tips on being a "potted plant" parent.

What to Do When a Child Prefers One Parent Over the...

Second fiddle. That's how many moms and dads feel when it comes to their children's affection. Find out why your child prefers one parent over the other and what can you do.

Long-Term Effects of Parental Favoritism

Do you ever play favorites among your kids, or know parents who do? The long-term effects of parental favoritism, good and bad, may run deeper than you think.

Is It Wrong I Love My Kids More Than My Husband?

One mom says her husband thinks she loves the kids more than him – and she thinks he's right. Here, some local parents weigh in on this issue.

What To Do When Kids Say Embarrassing Things

Ever been out in public with your child when she asks a socially unacceptable question? We've got tips on how to handle it when kids say embarrassing things.

Tips on Dealing with Other People’s Kids

It can be complicated. Their parents' rules or yours? Can you discipline them? And what about posting photos on Facebook? Here are some practical dos and don'ts to dealing with other people's kids.

How to Be a Nicer Parent – and Person in General

Here are seven steps to help you learn how to be a nicer parent and show a bit more kindness to others – including your kids.

Teaching Siblings to Share the Spotlight

It's a common situation for siblings: One's soaking up the parents' attention while another's sulking. How sensitive should parents be to splitting the attention?

When is It OK to Leave a Child Home Alone?

Want to run an errand? It could be time to leave the kids alone at home. Here are a few ways to know if your child is prepared.

Tips on How To Connect With Your Teenage Son

Do you ever find yourself wondering how to connect with your teenage son? Here are nine tips from a therapist.

Supporting Your Child’s Religious Choices

As kids get older they start to develop their own beliefs, and sometimes that's tough for parents. Here's how to best support your child's religious choices.

Advice to Younger Parents, From Someone Who’s Been There

A veteran metro Detroit mom gives nine pieces of advice to younger parents that she's culled from her 24 years in the trenches, all encouraging today's parents to keep perspective and give yourself and your kids more darn credit.
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