Parenting Issues & Tips

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.

Engineer Mom’s Li’l Booger Buddies Books Make STEM Fun

This metro Detroit mother out of Canton is aiming to rev up kids' inner inventors with her series of Li'l Booger Buddies Inventors books.

No, Parents Shouldn’t Track Their Kids’ Location and Activity – Build...

A Detroit mom of one teen and one tween argues that parents should build trust with their kids, rather than spying through their tech.

Yes, Parents Should Track Their Kids’ Location and Activity for Peace...

Metro Parent's senior editor and mom of one says that if tracking her child means he's safe then she's all for using technology to keep tabs on her kid.

Shelter Rescue Stats for Adopt-a-Dog Month and More October Facts

Learn how many dogs find their fur-ever homes for, what finger food is most popular with tots, the number of apple trees in Michigan and more fun Adopt-A-Dog month facts.

The Most Effective Tip for How to Discipline a Child

The key to how to discipline a child? A metro Detroit child psychology expert and Growing Leaders' CEO say to focus on consistent prevention vs. punishment.

Tools and Advice for How to Help Kids Make Friends

It can be daunting to figure out how to acquire pals. Wonering how to help kids make friends? Here are some tips and insights for parents.

Tips on How to Raise a Kind Child

Compassion is an important quality to instill in children. Here's a short and sweet guide on how to raise a kind child and foster empathy, too.

Can-Do Women: Female Role Models for Young Girls

Actresses, musicians and celebs grab headlines. But role models? Not always. From historic and modern, here are 11 positive female role models for young girls.

Tips to Raising Girls with Grit

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 with these tips to raising girls with grit.

Is Laughter Good for Your Health?

A hearty dose of humor could actually improve your family's health – or at least offer a little therapeutic value. Learn how laughter can benefit your health and why you should get some in daily.

Stay-at-Home Mom Meme

Remember Facebook's 'What My Friends Think I Do' picture descriptions? One metro Detroit mom takes on the task of breaking down the stay-at-home mom meme.
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