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Raising Kids with Empathy

Understanding the feelings of others and caring about those feelings can be tricky for kids. Parents play a big part in boosting this quality. Here are tips for raising kids with empathy.

Toddler and Baby Play Groups and Venues in Metro Detroit and...

Parents with infants and tots searching for 'playgroups in my area' trying to find local mom and baby playgroups or toddler playgroups. Look no further!

Sports Fun for Kids with Special Needs

Spotlight on several southeast Michigan groups that give special children an active outlet, positive social experiences – and much more.

How Retreats Help Parents of Special Needs Kids

One local mom shares how attending retreats for moms of special needs kids has helped her de-stress and recharge.

Special Needs-Related Items for Kids

Mesh tube toys, an inspiring mini movie and local boy's greeting gadget round out a trio of cool special needs-related finds.

Champion Bowler Aleta Sill Talks Bowling for Kids

Metro Parent talked with Michigan Spots Hall of Fame inductee and bowling champ Aleta Sill about her life and why kids should take up bowling as a sport.

Top Teacher Award Nominations 2012

Metro Parent asked southeast Michigan parents to tell us which teachers have made a difference in your child's life. Here are the 2012 nominees.

Respite for Parents of Special Needs Children

Raising a special needs child can be all-consuming – but parents need time for themselves, too. Here's how some southeast Michigan families are coping, and services that can help.

2013 Mom Approved Docs Best Doctors in Southeast Michigan

Discover the best family health-care providers in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties, here to help your kids – and voted by you

Talking to Children with Special Needs About Sex

Kids with special needs develop sexual feelings, too. And for them, it's even more important to be open, honest and to tackle 'the talk' early.

Belightful Yoga Brings Classes to Kids, Special Needs Children

A Royal Oak-based mobile yoga program delivers the benefits of this mind body practice to children and kids, especially special needs families.

Metro Parent's Holiday 'It' List Gift Guide 2013

S.T.E.M. - science, technology, engineering and math - is the focus of this year's toy selection for kids of all ages. Plus, you'll find holiday 'hot toys,' books, music and more.
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