Parenting Issues & Tips

Separated by the Recession

How are these families coping and what can parents do if they find themselves in this unenviable position?

I Love 'The Middle'

I never thought there would be a TV show everyone in my family would love, but we've found it.

Teens and Too Much Texting

Is your child's cell phone turning into an appendage? Here are six ways to curb your kid's addiction.

Muralist Hubert Massey: Larger than Life Dad

Detroit muralist Hubert Massey has a big heart for his art, which spans from etchings to frescos - and family.

An Open Letter To Kate Gosselin

Metro Parent Publisher Alyssa Martina shares her thoughts on - and disappointment with - the mom TV reality star.

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!
Tom Nardone

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

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!