Health & Fitness

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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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Why Perfectionism in Girls is so Pervasive – and How to Change It

Perfectionism is ramping up among all kids, but girls seem to fall deeper into the pit. Here's why our daughters are wracked with self-criticism – and what we can do.
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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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9 Ways to Practice Self-Care During Black Lives Matter

A global movement for equaltiy can have a huge affect on our mental health. Here are a few ways you can practice self-care during Black Lives Matter.
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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.

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.