Parenting

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10 Houseplants that Families Should Avoid

Having houseplants can really liven up your home, especially in the gray winter months but parents should be aware of these houseplants that families should avoid.
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Why Girls Hide Their Periods From Their Parents

Periods can be awkward. Sometimes so much so that girls will hide them. Find out why girls hide their periods and how you can help.
Why do teenagers swear?

Why Do Teenagers Swear?

So why do teenagers swear – and what can parents do to stop it? Gain some insight and help your child clean up his or her language (sans soap).
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Supporting Your Child’s Religious Choices

As kids get older they start to develop their own beliefs, and sometimes that's tough for parents. Here's how to best support your child's religious choices.

Why Toddlers Strip Out of Their Clothes

While no parent wants to chase a naked kid in a store, tots shuck off their clothes for many reasons. Here's why toddlers strip – and ways to curb the behavior.
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10 Barrier-Free Playgrounds in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

These barrier-free playgrounds in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor offer kids with disabilities a fun and safe outdoor activity.
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Helping Kids Cope When a Sibling Moves Out of the Home

Every parent will eventually experience empty nest syndrome. But younger siblings can struggle when a sibling moves out. Here's how to help their transition.
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The Importance of Racial Representation in Toys

A Detroit mom of two talks about the wake-up call she had while she and her daughter looked for a doll at Target and the importance of representation in toys.

Grandma Knows Best? New Poll Finds Most Parents Don’t Think So

A new national poll from C.S. Mott Children's hospital found that relationships between parents and grandparents are strained.
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9 Black Music Artists for Kids

Expanding our kids' media to include creators of different ethnicities is an important piece in raising them to be anti-racist. Here are nine Black music artists for kids to add to your playlists.
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What To Do If Your Child Runs Away – Or Threatens To

By school age, children may start warning their parents they’ll run away and, sometimes, actually leave home. Find out what to do if your child runs away and how to handle them if they're just making threats.
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A Parent’s Guide to Black Lives Matter

Are you struggling to find the words to explain the Black Lives Matter movement to your kids? This handy guide to Black Lives Matter can help.