Parenting Issues & Tips

Bicycle Helmet Safety and Kids

States with bike helmet laws have fewer bike fatalities, a Boston Children's Hospital study says. Learn more about bicycle helmet safety here.
Helping kids deal with moving anxiety

Helping Kids Deal With Moving Anxiety

It can be a difficult transition for families, but especially hard for kids. Here are six tips to make relocation easier on your children.

Can You Be a Good Father When You Didn’t Have a Father?

You sure can! Here are four keys to successful parenting that my father demonstrated despite his lack of paternal role models.

Famous Dads in Michigan History

Have some fun this Father's Day with fun facts about Michigan dads from the past. Browse these famous dads in history who lived here in the mitten state.

How Parents Can Stay Connected to Their Childless Friends

While you're changing diapers, your childless friends are going to parties and traveling. It can be hard to relate, but you can still stay connected.

Free Range Parenting: Advice for Parents

Want to loosen the reins a bit? Here, Free-Range Kids founder Lenore Skenazy offers four pieces of advice for parents.

Teaching Kids How to Wash Their Own Laundry

From hamper to washing machine and dryer to folded piles (or hung up on hangers in the closet), it's an important basic life skill. Here are tips to help.

Busy Mom Beauty Tips on Fashion, Makeup and Fitness

Get advice from southeast Michigan moms Shannon Lazovski (former Mrs. Metro Detroit), Riese Lauriat (pro makeup artist) and Tammy Ristau (personal trainer).

10 Tips for Teaching Kids How to Break the Ice

Help your child start conversations with others by trying out these tips.

Metro Parent Takes Home 13 Total PMA Awards in 2014

Southeast Michigan's parenting magazine took gold in overall writing for a fifth year, silver in design and more from the Parenting Media Association.

Social Media Safety Tips for Kids

Whether it's Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, your tween or teen's social media use is inevitable. Learn about social media safety for kids and get some info on privacy settings here.

Highly Sensitive People Quiz: Do You Have a Highly Sensitive Child?

Think your kid is among the highly sensitive children in the world? Check the following statements that are true of your child now – or were true for a substantial time in the past.