Parenting Issues & Tips


Why Parents Took Their Kids to Black Lives Matter Protests

Protests are important catalysts for change and can also serve as a learning experience for kids. We caught up with two moms who took their kids to BLM protests to find out why.

Metro Parent’s Top Stories of 2020

As we near the end of 2020, take a look back at the stories parents in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor were reading this year.
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Five Parenting Trends to Watch for in 2021 – And Five to Leave in...

From Telehealth to online school: Find out what parenting trends you can expect to see in 2021 and which ones we hope to never see again.
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4 Kids Bedtime Mistakes Good Parents Make

Having trouble getting your children to sleep? Here are four kids bedtime mistakes that could be ruining your night — and how moms and dads can fix them.
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Can a Child Share a Room With Parents?

It's a conundrum for moms and dads. So, can a child share a room with parents? Here's a look at what's OK and where to draw the line.
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Positive and Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Kids

The turning of the calendar can be a prime time to focus on forming new good habits. Here are 20 healthy New Year's resolutions for kids of all ages.
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Setting Children’s New Year’s Resolutions

A local psychologist weighs in on children's New Year's resolutions — including how to pick a resolution, setting a timeline and more.

Kid-Friendly Podcasts That Discuss Race and Diversity

Kid-friendly podcasts that talk about race and diversity are a great resource for parents looking to raise anti-racists. Here are five of our favorites.
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Breaking Tradition During the Holiday Season

During the holidays, family traditions are sacred. If you're breaking tradition during the holiday season, though, here's how to do right by your family while keeping peace.

How Are You Holding Onto Joy This Winter

Winter is just getting started and one local mom wants to know how other parents are holding onto joy through it. Here's what they had to say.

Why Holiday Traditions Are Important To Kids

Rituals remains at the core of holiday traditions. Here's some information on why holiday traditions are important to kids and how you can keep them.

Raising the Future: Success Tips from Black Entrepreneurs

How four Black serial entrepreneurs are inspiring their kids to succeed and what you can learn from them.