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Why Toddlers Strip Out of Their Clothes

While no parent wants to chase a naked kid in a store, tots shuck off their clothes for many reasons. Here's why toddlers strip – and ways to curb the behavior.

Threenager Survival Guide: Growing With a Strong-Willed 3-Year-Old

The 'terrible twos' might be over but buckle up because the turbulent threenage years are here. Here's why this age can be so tough – and advice to help you thrive.

Why Toddlers Hit and What to Do When Your Child Won’t Stop

Any parent whose been slapped by his or her tot has wondered why toddlers hit in the first place. Read on for insight from an Oakland County expert.

Top Toddler Play Places in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Sanity-saving toddler play places where you can blow off steam, from Nature's Playhouse in Ferndale to the Detroit Zoo to the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

Tips for Toilet Training a Girl

Do you think your daughter is ready? Here are some tips for toilet training a girl that might help make the transition a bit easier.

Parallel Play and Toddlers: What It Is and Why It Matters

When kids are very young, they often play right next to each – but not with each other. Here's the scoop on parallel play and its benefits for tots.

Why Do Kids Whine, and What Can You Do About It?

No, it's not just to annoy parents (well, not on purpose). So why do kids whine? Learn about what drives it – and how to stop a whiner in his or her tracks.

The Wonder Years vs. Testy Toddlers: A Love-Hate Relationship

Metro Parent’s Editor-in-chief discusses why she feels that the toddler years are magical and also how this developmental stage can also be tough on parents.

Best Vacation Spots for Families With Toddlers

Want to take an unforgettable family trip – with little ones in tow? Try these 10 best family vacation spots for families with toddlers around the U.S.

Dad ‘Body Shames’ Tyke, Gets on Mom for ‘Contradicting’ Him

A naked 3-year-old at dinnertime, the use of the word 'nasty' and the argument that followed: They all led one mom to sound off on Reddit. What's your take?

What to Do if You Have a Pigeon-Toed Toddler or Young Child

When should parents worry that it's not something their child will grow out of? See what a local expert says about having a pigeon-toed toddler or young kid.

Tips for Teaching Kids Their Colors

Want to make sure your young child learns his or her hues? Here are a variety of fun and creative ways to help in teaching kids their colors.
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Metro Parent’s Top Posts of the Week

MetroParent.com is loaded with great info for parents. Here, we've listed the best of the best posted this week for you to thumb through at your convenience.

What You Need to Know About Macomb County’s Children’s Mobile Crisis Unit Program

Kids in crisis in Macomb County can receive immediate assistance thanks to the county's new Children's Mobile Crisis Unit Program. Here's what you need to know.

Vaccine Recommendations for Macomb County Kids

The COVID-19 vaccine is here and we spoke to an expert with the Macomb County Health Department to find out what you need to know about getting one in Macomb County.

Family Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for some family fun virtual things to do while at home or as things open up? Check out our list of events and other things to do this weekend.

Beyond Van Gogh Exhibit Coming to Detroit

Become a part of a Vincent Van Gogh painting at Beyond Van Gogh Detroit, which will be on display starting June 25, 2021 at the TCF Center.