I Hate School Fundraisers

As education gets an increasingly smaller slice of the state pie, we have to find more funding sources for our kids' schools.

I Love Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are an important information-sharing opportunity that I would never miss.

I Hate School Days Off

When I look at the week's school schedule and see my little darlings are getting a day off, I don't take it as good news.

I Hate Grades

When my daughter started getting 'real' grades, my response was to demand she do better. As a parent, I can do better than that.

I Hate School Mornings!

Of all the transitions at the beginning of the school year, nothing is tougher than readjusting to the morning routine

The Secrets of Getting Good Grades

Two veteran teachers say parents who want their kids to do well in school should focus on these six basic things.

I Love the Start of School (?)

'It's the most wonderful time of the year!' is the Christmas song - and Staples' back-to-school commercial theme song.

Back to School Kid Photos

It's that time of year! Kids are back in class come Sept. 7. Scope out these local class-ready cuties who are all set to hit the books.

Find the Right College Fit for Your Child

The University of Michigan executive director Ted Spencer, who's also served as dean of admissions, offers five insights to students looking for the right path in higher education.

I Love My Public Library

You may never realize how much you love your local library, until you are in danger of losing it.

Young Authors & Illustrators Winners 2010

Meet the talented southeast Michigan kids in grades 1-8 who took home the top prizes in Metro Parent's 11th annual event!

I Hate Papers!

There was a day I could keep up with the papers coming in and going out of my family's house. Not anymore!