Coronavirus Help

Discover important coronavirus tips, resources and support — plus fun things for families to do, from virtual events to movie lists to crafts and science experiments, while at home. It’s all tailored for parents here in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.

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Making the ‘Right’ Parenting Decisions During the Pandemic

Experts weigh in on tough choices parents are facing as Southeast Michigan parents continue to wrestle with making the 'right' parenting decisions during the pandemic.
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How to Parent When You’re Stressed or Distracted or Worried

We're all feeling stressed these days and sometimes that stress can affect our parenting. Here are some ways to help you parent when you're stressed.
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Loss and Lessons During the Pandemic

A Rochester mom of six talks about the loss her family endured during the coronavirus pandemic and how she supported her family through.
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Expectations are Everything this School Year

Metro Parent's COO gets real about what this year's school year will be like and offers some resources to help parents get through.
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Education Town Hall Offers Expert Panels on School Success in 2020

Watch a town hall with WDET, ChalkBeat and Metro Parent to get expert advice on helping your kids manage the unprecedented 2020 school year.
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College Move-in Day During a Pandemic

What does college move-in day during a pandemic look like? At least for this parent, it definitely entirely different than it used to be.

Daily Picks for Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor Families At Home: Aug. 31-Sept. 4

Looking for something fun to do from home this week? We've got a list of daily picks for your family to try while under the Stay Home, Stay Safe order.
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The Ultimate At-Home Labor Day

Families looking to celebrate Labor Day from the comfort of their own backyards find food, activities, décor and more tips to throw a great at-home party.
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What’s Going on with Driver’s Training During COVID?

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown just about everything out of whack, driver's training included. Here's what you need to know about enrolling your teen in driver's training during COVID.
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Readers Share the Safest Places for Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor Families to Visit

We asked, you delivered. Find out which metro Detroit and Ann Arbor attractions' COVID-19 safety protocols scored the high with local parents, like you.
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Things to Add to Your Back-to-School Shopping List in 2020

If you're choosing in-person classes for your child this year, make sure you send them back prepared with these must-have items for back-to-school 2020.
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The Ultimate Online School Supply List for Kids

Starting school online this year but not sure what your child will need to be successful? Check out handy online school supply list and don't miss a thing.