Parenting Issues & Tips

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.

Tips for Going Screen-Free with Your Family

Too much time on Facebook or Instagram, or too many hours in front of the television? Here are some ways to get unplug with the family.

Girls and Labels: Stopping the Negative Name Calling

Good girls are calling themselves derogatory names, and thanks to rap music and television, it's the norm. How can you get your daughter to stop?

Former Metro Detroit Mom Jasinda Wilder Authors Steamy Reads

This metro Detroit native's erotic page-turners could make '50 Shades Of Grey' turn red. But the real kicker? The books she penned saved her family from foreclosure.

New Year’s Resolutions for Parents

How to be better to your kids and yourself by breaking bad habits and without adding more to your plate.