Parenting Issues & Tips

Parents Spanking Children as a First Resort

More parents are using corporal punishment to discipline kids for all sorts of trivial reasons, according to a new study. A local psychologist weighs in.

Dad Author Jon Ziegler on Imperfect Parenting, Marriage

This goofy guy from Davison, Michigan wrote a hilarious how not to guide to parenthood. Here, he chats about the good, bad and funny of fatherhood.

Shaka Senghor Goes From a Tough Past to a Bright Future

Before he was motivational speaker Shaka Senghor, he was an inner-city youth who ended up on a rough path. Now, he hopes his past will inspire others.

Advice for Other Kids During Screen-Free Week

This local family made it through most of screen-free week. Here are their thoughts looking back on the journey and plans for how to handle media consumption in the future.

Screen-Free Week, Day 5: Giving In But Not Giving Up

What caused this minor setback on day five? Read here for the details.

Screen-Free Week, Day 4: Preparing for a Television-Free Weekend

With one child still stick and home from school again, was the family able to maintain screen-free status?

Screen-Free Week, Day 3: Sick Day Struggle

It's challenging enough to keep kids happy when they're feeling ill. But it becomes even more difficult when you can't rely on television to keep them content.

Screen-Free Week, Day 2: Entertaining the Kids When Dad Works Late

Without 'virtual babysitters,' mom looked for ways to keep the kids engaged while dad was teaching. Find out how this screen-free day went!

Screen-Free Week, Day 1: Cancelling Cable and Heading Outside

Television and video games aren't in the plans this week. So, how did this local family spend their time?

Families Unplug for One Week in Screen-Free Challenge

Three local families forgo their tablets, TVs, computers and smartphones for one week. Find out how they fared and whether you could go screen-free like them.

Screen-Free Week: The Challenge Begins

Inspired by three local families who took the challenge, a southeast Michigan mom and writer begins a digital diet with her family, May 5-11, 2014.