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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8 Ways to Bring Mindfulness Into Your Remote Learning Routine

This year's school year is more stressful than ever before. Keep your kids grounded with these 8 ways to bring mindfulness to your remote learning.
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Virtual Children’s Musical to Raise Funds for Kids Without Computer Access

This first of its kind virtual children's musical aims to help the 5000-plus schools in need of financial aid to support virtual learning during the 2020 school year.
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COVID-19 Cases in U.S. Kids Surpass Half Million

The American Academy of Pediatrics just announced the number of COVID-19 cases for U.S. kids increaded 16% from Aug. 20-Sept. 3, 2020.
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Planning Your IEPs During COVID

Find out what you need to know to advocate for your child with developmental disabilities and get tips to help plan your IEPS during COVID, too.
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Oakland County Sends Schools $28 Million for COVID Expenses

Thanks to the CARES Act, schools in Oakland County will receive $28 million to help with some of the extra expenses caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
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YMCA Learning Centers Open for Remote-Learning Students

To support families whose kids are learning online, YMCA Y Learning Centers provide space for remote school this fall.
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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.