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What are Lawnmower Parents, and How Can They Cut Back?

Protecting your kids is priority No. 1. But what if that goes to the extreme? Learn about the so-called lawnmower parents – and what to do if you're one.
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9 Ways to Get Kids Involved in Election Season

Voting is an important piece of our democracy. Teach kids this lesson with these nine fun ways to get kids involved in elections season in 2020 and beyond.
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YMCA Early Learning Childcare Is Safe, Nurturing and Open

At Boll Family YMCA and Farmington YMCA, young children are preparing for kindergarten in a safe, fun environment. Reserve a spot for your child.
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Toddler Not Sleeping? Tips to Get Them to Sleep Through the Night

A local pediatrician explains the sleep habits parents should expect during the toddler stage and how to deal with your toddler not sleeping well.
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Dealing With Back-to-School Anxiety

A new study says talking about it with your kids helps soothe September jitters. Plus, discover five tips for addressing back-to-school anxiety.
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Boys’ Wet Dreams: How to Deal With This Part of Life

It's totally natural but can be an uncomfortable thing to address with your son. A local expert offers advice on how to handle boys' wet dreams.
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What Should You Do if Your Child is Obsessed With Their Private Parts?

A specialist from Children's Hospital of Michigan weighs in on how parents should handle this touchy situation.
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Tips to Explaining Black Lives Matter to Kids with Disabilities

Everyone needs to talk about the racism and inequality that has plagued our nation. Here are some tips on explaining Black Lives Matter to kids with disabilities.
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9 Black-Owned Clothing Brands for Kids and Babies

Looking to support more Black-owned businesses? These Black-owned clothing brands offer adorable outfit options for kids.
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Totally Inappropriate Kids Books Meant for Adults

These reads LOOK like they're for children, but they're for grownup eyes only! Check out these inappropriate kids books for instant comic relief.
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Tools and Advice for How to Help Kids Make Friends

It can be daunting to figure out how to acquire pals, especially during a pandemic. Wondering how to help kids make friends? Here are some tips and insights for parents.
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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.