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COVID-19 Outbreaks at Michigan Schools

The state of Michigan is tracking outbreaks at our schools and colleges. Here are the latest COVID outbreaks at schools in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.
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Body Scan Meditation Techniques for Kids

Stress affects children in a variety of ways. Luckily, it's never too early (or late) to manage it. Learn how body scan meditation can help kids relax and unwind.
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How to Throw a COVID-Friendly Birthday Party

Missing a birthday during COVID is the pits. So don't skip it. Throw your child a COVID-friendly birthday party instead.
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10 Tooth Fairy Ideas for Your Child’s First Lost Tooth

Looking for ways to make your child's first lost tooth magical? Check out these 10 fun and creative tooth fairy ideas from Pinterest.
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Pediatric Ophthalmologist vs. Optometrist: Are All Eye Doctors the Same?

Find out why a pediatric ophthalmologist is better suited for your child's eyes – and when it's OK to take him to an optometrist.
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Helping Kids with Learning Disabilities Navigate Online School

Virtual school can be difficult for parents and students, especially when kids need extra support. Here are some tips to help students with learning disabilities tackle online school.
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Ways to Make Self-Care a Priority During Stressful Times

Does taking time for you seem impossible? Here's how parents can and should fit self-care into their busy lives in order to be there fully for their families.
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Helping Kids Pay Attention During Virtual School

Learning in front of a screen presents a new set of challenges for our kids. Here are eight ways you can help them focus and pay attention during virtual school.
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10 Trick-or-Treating Alternatives to Try This Halloween

Looking for safe trick-or-treating alternatives to celebrate Halloween this year? We've got you covered with 10 fun ideas.
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Best Family Movies and Shows That Just Hit Streaming Services in October

Looking for something that the whole family can watch together? Check out these 12 movies and shows that just hit streaming services.
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Local Mom and Cancer Survivor Reminds Women to Give Themselves Breast Exams

One local mom and entrepreneur is reminding other women to give themselves consistent breast exams after being diagnosed with breast cancer herself.
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A Divine Calling: The Importance of Forgiveness

Metro Parent's COO talks about an incident she had with an angry lady at Costco and the importance of forgiving others, even when you feel they don't deserve it.