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Mom Urges Kids With Autism Who are Non-Verbal to Trick-or-Treat with Blue Buckets

'Trick-or-treat' is the standard greeting on Halloween but not all kids are able to say those words. One mom is trying to make the holiday more autism-friendly by making blue buckets the sign a child is non-verbal.

Halloween Trunk or Treat Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Many October events in southeast Michigan offer a unique, safe and fun trick-or-treating experience, including these 2019 trunk or treat events.

A Halloween Plea: Why Kids Should Still Head Out on Oct. 31

Metro Parent's editor-in-chief reminisces of past Halloween traditions and gives a desperate Halloween plea to put the trick-or-treating back in the holiday.

Virginia Threatens Trick-or-Treating Teens with Fines and Jail

Several cities now have laws that slap kids over the age of 12 with penalties for going door-to-door on Halloween – and we think it's ridiculous.
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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.

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.