Parenting Issues & Tips

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Marijuana Moms: Parents Open Up About Cannabis Use

Local parents talk about why they use weed and offer tips on how to talk to your kids about cannabis use.
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10 Examples of Patriotism That Parents Should Teach Their Kids

What should American children know about our country, and how can parents instill patriotism for kids at their home? Teachers share these 10 examples of patriotism.
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Date Night Ideas: Fun Things for Parents to Do in Metro Detroit and Ann...

Get information on why parents should make time for each other and get the latest details on what's opening in our are to help you plan for your next date night.
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Opposite Gender Siblings Sharing a Room

Is it OK? There are benefits and pitfalls, say southeast Michigan parents and experts. Get tips and advice on opposite gender siblings sharing a room.
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10 Anti-Racism Resources for Kids and Families

It's so important to be anti-racism. These online anti-racism resources can help you and your kids understand racism and why we all should stand against it.
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5 Problematic Disney+ Movies You Need to Talk to Your Kids About

Not all the classic Disney movies are sunshine and rainbows. Here are five problematic Disney+ movies that feature scenes, characters or storylines you need to talk to your kids about.
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Oh, Daddy: Top 12 Celebrity Pops That Rock Our World

In no particular order, a list of famous fathers who have shown commitment to their partners and children – that we wish our husbands and kids' fathers were just a BIT more like.
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6 Ways to Stick to Your ‘No’ As a Parent

Don't let the begging get to you; follow these tips to help you stand firm in your decisions and stick to your 'no' as a parent.
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How to Handle Parenting When One Parent Undermines the Other

Parenting is hard enough without your partner contradicting what you do. Find out how undermining your child's other parent can hurt your kid and how to handle it if it happens to you.
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Celebrating Juneteenth With Kids

Juneteenth — aka Freedom Day — falls on June 19 and celebrates the abolition of slavery in America. Here are some ways you can celebrate Juneteenth with kids.
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The Reality of Being a Black Mom

A black mom from Detroit explains how the killing of black men affects the way she parents her two young kids — and calls for change from those who read her story.

Doing Our Best: The ‘Help Desk’ from Metro Parent and WDET

Grappling with how to parent during a pandemic? You've come to the right place. Ask questions and get advice with the 'Doing Our Best' Help Desk.