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Researchers Identify Four Parenting Styles in U.S.

A study defines four parenting styles moms and dads use to raise their kids. What are they, and what does a southeast Michigan expert have to say about them?

Controlling Authoritarian Parenting Could Create Problems for Kids

Authoritarian parenting can be damaging to kid's independence and breed disrespect, a study finds. Learn how to loosen the reins.

Parent Discipline Types and How to Strike a Balance

Are you a law-and-order Tiger Mom or a big softie? Find out the pros and cons of each parenting style and how you can strike a balance.

Older Moms Are Better Parents, Study Says

These moms are less likely to scold their children and their kids are less likely to have behavioral, social or emotional issues.

Sharing Responsibilities: How to Find a Balance at Home

For some families, the 'go-to mom' and 'less-involved dad' model is outdated. They're striking a balance, so one isn't carrying so much of the load.

10 Commandments of Co-Parenting

Finding a way to peacefully co-exist and collaborate with your ex after a divorce or split is worth it for everyone in the family.

Study Finds Authoritarian Parenting Linked to Obesity in Kids

A parenting style that is 'not responsive but demanding' can be bad for kids. Is anyone surprised?

Free Range Parenting: Advice for Parents

Want to loosen the reins a bit? Here, Free-Range Kids founder Lenore Skenazy offers four pieces of advice for parents.

Free-Range Parents Deemed Guilty of Child Neglect

Maryland couple Alexander and Danielle Meitiv were found guilty of child neglect after letting their kids walk home alone from a park. What do you think of the punishment?

Law Investigates Willow Smith’s Bed Photo with Male Friend

The 13-year-old singer/actress was in a controversial Instagram pic with Disney actor Moises Arias, 20. Now police are involved. Was it innocent or legit creepy?

What's Your Parenting Personality?

Drill sergeant, loosey-goosey or somewhere in between? Check out these six types and see where you fall.
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The Pros and Cons of Exotic Pets for Kids

Thinking of expanding your family with mice, snakes or geckos? A local pet store owner weighs in on the pros and cons of exotic pets; plus things for families to consider before purchasing.

Ways to Celebrate Earth Day from Home

Earth Day is right around the corner. Take care of Mother Earth and celebrate Earth Day from home with one of these fun and green activities.

How to Get Your Child to Sleep Without a Nightlight

Is your child refusing to sleep in the dark? Two experts shed some light on how to get your child to sleep without a nightlight.

ASMR and Kids: What is It, and What are the Pros and Cons?

YouTube has exploded with videos of people whispering, rustling buttons and even eating pickles – all to elicit a calm feeling. Can ASMR and kids be a good mix?

Metro Parent’s Top Posts of the Week

MetroParent.com is loaded with great info for parents. Here, we've listed the best of the best posted this week for you to thumb through at your convenience.