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Losing a Child: A Parent’s Worst Nightmare

Three southeast Michigan families share their stories of facing the unthinkable – death of their kid – fighting through the grief and continuing to live and love and, yes, even laugh.

How to Cope With Losing a Parent

Death can leave children scared and scarred. But with support of family, friends and community, they can survive and thrive, learning a resiliency they never knew they had.

Losing a Spouse: Moving Forward as an Only Parent

After losing a spouse, how do you grieve for yourself, comfort your kids, make ends meet – and imagine a day when you won't feel so alone?

How Dress-Up Fosters Creative and Cognitive Growth

Digging in mom and dad's closet to whip up costumes and pretend worlds may be old hat, but it still has big benefits for today's tech-attuned kids.

Meet Ann Arbor’s Mad ‘Everyday’ Scientist

'Professor Ray,' a longtime weekend staple at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, brings science to life for kids all year long.

How Long You Have to Escape a Burning House, Top Halloween...

Plus, the calories those 'fun size' Halloween treats rack up, how often parents feel guilty over their parenting choices and more.

Drug Guide: Definitions and Effects of Popular Types of Pharmaceutical and...

To ensure teens aren't experimenting with dangerous substances, parents need to be aware, so here's a breakdown of popular pharmaceutical and street drugs.

How to Raise Young Girls with Grit – Mentally, Emotionally Strong

After age 9, a girl's feelings of self-worth and confidence crash. Help your daughter realize her full potential, become her best, and mature with moxy, by building these five qualities.

Pretend Play ‘Deprives’ Kids? Probably Not

A recent study found kids prefer the 'real thing,' but a local expert explains that imaginative play has critical benefits, too.

How to Raise Young Girls with Grit – Mentally, Emotionally Strong

After age 9, a girl's feelings of self-worth and confidence crash. Help your daughter realize her full potential, become her best, and mature with moxy, by building these five qualities.

Can-Do Women: Female Role Models for Young Girls

Actresses, musicians and celebs grab headlines. But role models? Not always. Here are 11 positive female figures, historic and modern, to inspire daughters.

Dads and Paternity Leave: Why They Should Take It

Dads often feel the pressure not to take paternity leave or to cut it short, but they may be missing out on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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