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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 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.

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.

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For some families, the 'go-to mom' and 'less-involved dad' model is outdated.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

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.
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