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Are Today’s Teens Taking Longer to Grow Up?

Fewer teens are getting their driver's license, for example, one study finds. Find out why and get tips for helping your teens become more independent.

How to Set a Curfew for Teens

Learn how parents can keep their tweens and teens safe with firm yet fair rules and consequences. Read this advice on setting a curfew for teens.

Yes, Parents Should be Friends With Their Teens

Anasie Tayyen, a West Bloomfield mom of three, says that she believes in 'friendly parenting' and is friends with her kids, but not BFFs.

No, Parents Should Not be Friends With Their Teens

Lynne Golodner, a Huntington Woods mom of four, says definitely not. Instead, she tries to draw lines and remain a cool, connected parent.

Books About Good Manners for Kids and Parents

Looking for a little help when it comes to delivering some social skills and etiquette education to your children? Check out this list of books about manners for kids.

Talking to Teens About Their Friend’s Risky Behavior

Parenting a teenager is stressful, especially when their friends start upping the ante with risky experiences. How do you address these behaviors?

College Application Help for High School Students

Need to know how to start applying for college? Families are getting an edge with admissions counselors, test prep services and lots of early planning.

School System Proposes a Restriction on Skinny Jeans

A North Carolina high school wants to do away with skinny jeans in attempt to stop body shaming. But, it's angering teenage girls everywhere.

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.

Facebook Introduces New Bullying Prevention Page

The social networking site launches a tool to help teens, parents and educators take action against mean behavior as more kids leave Facebook. Will it work?
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Adaptive Sports for Kids with Disabilities and Special Needs

In search of adaptive sports for kids with physical or developmental disabilities? Here are local sports programs for kids with special needs in the metro Detroit and Ann Arbor areas.

Earth Day Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Celebrate Mother Earth on April 22, 2021, at one of these eco-friendly Earth Day events in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

Freebies for Vaccinated People in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

These spots offering free items or discounts to people who can prove they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

What Every Parent Should Know About Developmental Delays

You have a new baby in your life. But how will you know if your child is developing normally? An expert from the Autism Alliance of Michigan offers some insight.

MSU Research Reports Sagging Areas in Pandemic Teaching

A survey from Michigan State University’s Education Policy Innovation Collaborative found teachers are struggling to find students and maintain attendance during virtual school.