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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How To Bake Your Own Bread

D'oh! Think you can't bake your own bread? Think again with this tasty recipe for homemade dough.
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What To Do If Your Child Is Exposed To COVID-19

Coronavirus cases are on the rise. Here are some tips and next steps to follow if your child is exposed to COVID-19.
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Where to Buy Face Masks for Kids

All Michiganders that are able to wear face masks are encouraged to do so in public spaces. Here we offer tips on properly wearing a mask along with places to buy cute face masks for kids.
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At-Home Picture Day Ideas

Did your child miss out on school picture day this year? Take a photo to remember with these fun at-home picture day ideas.
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Managing Holiday Stress During COVID-19

The pandemic has kicked holiday stress into high gear. Find out how to take care of yourself emotionally and physically this holiday season in Macomb County and beyond.
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What You Need to Know About Michigan’s Three-Week Pause

Gov. Whitmer announced that Michigan will put a pause on social gatherings to curb COVID-19 cases. Here's what you need to know about the "three-week pause."
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An Overwhelmed Parent’s Guide to ‘Homeschooling’

Michigan’s schools are closing down again, and many districts expect students to keep learning from home. Here's a practical guide to homeschooling your kids.
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How to Care for Your College Student During the Pandemic

It's tough figuring out how to best care for your college student during the pandemic, but with these tips, parents can help them deal with the added stress.
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How to Navigate the Holidays During COVID

The pandemic will have your holidays looking different this year but with a little prep you can safely celebrate the holidays during COVID.
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Celebrating the Holidays During COVID

Metro Parent's COO talks the holidays during COVID and offers her top three tips on celebrating the season this year.
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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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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.