Parenting Issues & Tips

Metro Parent Remembers Elizabeth Edwards

This public figure and mom remained strong in the face of many life challenges. Read Metro Parent's exclusive 2008 interview with her.

I Hate Mittens

Keeping pairs of the tiny hand warmers together is even worse than maintaining pairs of socks!

I Hate Entertaining

I try to lie low when it comes to 'entertaining.' I'd much rather meet another family at a restaurant!

Extreme Fatherhood: Meet Tom Nardone

Tom Nardone, a creepy pumpkin creator from Birmingham in southeast Michigan and the guy behind ExtremePumpkins.com, is one fearless DIY dad.

When is Your Teen Ready to Date?

It's a tricky topic. But there are ways parents can support and guide kids in first romantic relationships. Here's insight on when teens are ready to date.

Boosting Your Child’s Self-Esteem

There's no special pill for giving a kid confidence, but here's a prescription for fostering a can-do attitude.

I Hate Over-Commit-itis

What happens to SAHMs and WAHMs when the youngest kid starts first grade? We over-commit ourselves!

‘Sandwich Generation’ Parents

Many moms and dads are raising their children and caring for their aging parents. Here are some tips to ease the squeeze.

I Hate Being an Old Mom

I never intended to be a parent of young children at this age, but fate has its own plans, not to mention a sense of humor.

Helping Children Make Friends

Learn how to teach struggling kids the basics and open them up to opportunities so they can make and keep pals.

How to Make Your Family Happier

Looking for family joy? Try these six realistic, everyday tips from 'positive psychologist' Tal Beh-Shahar.

Awesome iPhone Apps for Parents

Have you swapped your old mobile for an iPhone? Here are 5 cool little 'applications' that can make parenting a bit easier.
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