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Gifts for Tweens and Middle Schoolers They’ll Actually Like

Wondering what to buy a tween for his or her birthday or another occasion? Make a big impression with these trendy gifts for tweens.

How to React if You Find Out Your Teen is Sexually Active

Finding out your teen is sexually active isn't something most parents look forward to. Learn how to put the brakes on underage sex and cope if it happens.

What’s a ‘VSCO Girl’ (And Why Are Your Kids Mocking Them)?

The trend is all over social media and features fashion laden with scrunchies, friendship bracelets and pricey brands. Have you heard of it?

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.

15 At-Home Family Activities for Tweens and Teens

Got a teen spending too much time on their phone? Get them to put down the screen with one of these at-home activities for tweens and teens, sans devices.

The Tween Thong Debate: Her Choice or Too Young?

One mom wrote in asking whether she should let her tween wear a thong. She asked for other mom's opinions and they've chimed in with their advice

Youmacon at the TCF and Renaissance Centers in Detroit

Detroit's largest gathering of Japanese pop culture and anime fans gather for cosplay, meet-and-greets with artists and tons of fun at Youmacon, Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2019.
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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.

Michigan Science Center Welcomes New Earth. Wind. Weather. Exhibit

Detroit's science hub is set to teach kids the wonders of our planet's weather systems with its latest exhibit.

The Importance of Teaching Kids Financial Literacy

Knowing how to handle money responsibly is a key skill. An expert with Macomb County's Michigan State University Extension Center explains why and how to teach it.

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.