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The Most Effective Tip for How to Discipline a Child

The key to how to discipline a child? A metro Detroit child psychology expert and Growing Leaders' CEO say to focus on consistent prevention vs. punishment.

What are Lawnmower Parents, and How Can They Cut Back?

Protecting your kids is priority No. 1. But what if that goes to the extreme? Learn about the so-called lawnmower parents – and what to do if you're one.

The Protective Italian Mom and Wild Child Ferndale Dad

European and American parenting cultures collide for this family living in Italy. Here, mom details some of the differences – and how they've struck a balance.

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?

The Free-Range Parenting Movement

Explore the free-range parenting movement and how letting kids experience unstructured and unsupervised play can help foster a sense of independence.

Harsh Parenting May Cause Kids to be Antisocial, Study Says

Parents who opt for an authoritarian parenting style with their kids could cause them to be more antisocial and less empathetic, according to a new study.

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.

Best Doctors in Michigan: 2017 Mom-Approved Docs

Kid-tested, parent-approved. Metro Parent readers raved about their favorite pediatricians, dentists, therapists and much more. Who made this year's cut?

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For some families, the 'go-to mom' and 'less-involved dad' model is outdated.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.

Creating a Blended Family in Remarriage

Merging broods is rarely as tidy as a '60s sitcom. Discover how to make a blended family work.

Etiquette 101: Visiting a Science Center with Kids

Dos and don'ts for taking kids to science museums in Michigan like the Michigan Science Center, Cranbrook Institute of Science and Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.
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Beyond Van Gogh Exhibit Coming to Detroit

Become a part of a Vincent Van Gogh painting at Beyond Van Gogh Detroit, which will be on display starting June 25, 2021 at the TCF Center.

18 Educational YouTube Channels for Kids

YouTube isn’t all cat videos and ASMR, there’s plenty of educational YouTube Channels, too. Here are 18 of them that we recommend for your kids.

Horseback Riding Places for Kids in Metro Detroit

It doesn't matter if you're a horse expert or novice — these horseback riding places in metro Detroit and beyond have camps, lessons and more for all ages and experience levels.

10 Waterfalls in the Midwest to Visit with Kids

Treat the kids to a road trip to one of nature's most beautiful creations. Check out our list of must-see waterfalls in the Midwest to plan your trip.

Picture Perfect Flower Fields to Visit in Michigan

Flower fields make for the perfect socially-distant spot to snap an Insta-worthy family pic. Check out these local spots including sunflowers, lavender and more.