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A Parent’s Guide to Black Lives Matter

Are you struggling to find the words to explain the Black Lives Matter movement to your kids? This handy guide to Black Lives Matter can help.

A Call for Black Voices

Metro Parent is trying to create a space for the voices of Black parents in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor to be heard. Here's how you can get involved.

Tips to Breaking Through Racial, Ethnic and Religious Barriers

The world is a diverse place and sometimes there are barriers to overcome to get to know others. Here are some tips to breaking through racial, ethnic and religious barriers.

The Reality of Being a Black Mom

A black mom from Detroit explains how the killing of black men affects the way she parents her two young kids — and calls for change from those who read her story.

Starting a Diversity Program

Help your child's school celebrate culture and diversity by starting a diversity program. These handy tips and online resources designed for parents and teachers can get you started.

10 Tips to Address Diversity with Your Kids

It's important to discuss race and diversity with your children at home. A psychiatrist and race relations expert offers practical advice for parents on how to address diversity with your kids.

Education Advice for Parents, Places to Visit in Detroit in Winter, Good Volunteer Opportunities for Kids and More

Learn about how to make a robot valentine box, cool winter festivals in Michigan and the perils of teens sexting in the February 2015 issue of Metro Parent.
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A Must Try Recipe

Letterboxing in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor for Families

Here's everything you need to know to get started on this unique, kid-friendly pastime. Plus, check the roundup for a few spots for letterboxing for kids.

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?