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Being Thankful for Being a Parent

Five simple ways that you can become more grateful – and, some days, happy! – that you're a mom or dad.

Family Structure: Its Importance and How to Create It

Feeling more like a frazzled family these days? Help build healthy family relationships by creating some family structure to help kids feel secure.

Wicked Winter

I hate to say it, but the older I get, the more the cold weather gets to me. I've always prided myself as someone...

Rethinking Household Chores

Women still have the lion's share of responsibility for housework and child care. Is there any hope of getting a better balance between the sexes?

The Pros and Cons of Raising Children in Detroit

What is it like to raise a family in the city? One local mom shares the pros and cons – and why it's so worth it in the end.

Couples Who Split Child Care Duties Have Better Relationships

Parents who work together on these tasks have higher quality relationships and better sex, a new study finds.

Putting the ‘Fun’ Back in Parenting

Studies say parenting is a drag. Metro Parent talked to Jennifer Senior, author of 'All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood,' about changing that.

Parents vs. Non-Parents

While you’re changing diapers or transporting your kids to soccer practice, your childless friends are going to parties and traveling to exotic locales. No wonder it’s hard to relate. But maybe it’s not as hard to stay connected to our childless friends as we think …

Parenting Perspective from the Sideline

I’ve teased my dad over the years that if he’d had a child with a modicum of athletic ability – or interest – he’d...

Detroit Public Schools Programs Support Parent Involvement

Parents aren't just encouraged to help their children succeed in school, they're offered tools and resources to achieve their own successes, too.

Crazy Parenting Trends to Watch in 2012

Green generation overdrive. Reverse-empty nesting. 'Competitive carpooling'? A PR group predicts amped-up antics for moms and dads.
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