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Helping Teens That Are Adjusting to a New Sibling

Being parent to a later-in-life child can be tricky when you've already got older kids. Here's how to assist teens that are adjusting to a new sibling.

Teen Privacy: The Closed-Door Policy

Somewhere around age 12, kids start locking their bedroom doors. Decide where you'll draw the line on tween and teen privacy.

What You Should Know About Voice Breaking in Boys

It's one of the embarrassing signs of puberty in boys. So, why exactly does voice breaking in boys happen? And how can parents help their teen cope?

Tips for Parents on How to Handle a Kid’s First Crush

A kid's first crush can be exciting for the child — and nerve-wracking for mom and dad. Open communication and understanding are key. Read on for more tips.

Simple and Fun Budgeting Activities for High School Students

Give your teen a head start for financial success — and spark his or her interest, too — with these fun budgeting activities for high school students.

New Year’s Resolutions for Teens

These improvement goals can be positive growth opportunities. Here's how parents can help with New Year's resolutions for teens in four areas: weight, money, grades and friends.

Tips for Your Daughter’s First Gynecologist Appointment

It can be tricky for parents to know protocol when it comes to that first gynecologist appointment. Here's what you need to know – plus special tips for dads.

Teenagers and Piercings: What You Should Know

When done correctly, body and facial piercings can enhance one's sense of self, but is it safe and what should parents know if their teen wants one? A local artist weighs in.

Tips on How To Connect With Your Teenage Son

Do you ever find yourself wondering how to connect with your teenage son? Here are nine tips from a therapist.

10 Michigan and Detroit Urban Legends to Spook Your Teens

We may not be Transylvania, but Detroit urban legends abound in our neck of the woods. Share a few with your older kids to make their skin crawl – just a bit.

12 Categories of High School Cliques, Identified

A lot's changed since you ran with your friend crew. Research now finds 12 distinct high school cliques. Learn about them and where they rank in the hierarchy.

Boys’ Wet Dreams: How to Deal With This Part of Life

It's totally natural but can be an uncomfortable thing to address with your son. A local expert offers advice on how to handle boys' wet dreams.
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Looking for some family fun virtual things to do while at home or as things open up? Check out our list of events and other things to do this weekend.

Family Fun Things to Do At Home This Weekend in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for some family fun virtual things to do while you're staying safely at home with your family? Check out our list of fun online virtual events happening this weekend — and any time!

10 Examples of Patriotism That Parents Should Teach Their Kids

What should American children know about our country, and how can parents instill patriotism for kids at their home? Teachers share these 10 examples of patriotism.

What’s Happening at Cedar Point in 2020?

Cedar Point has reopened for the 2020 season. Here's what you need to know about visiting the park this year.

Toddler Getting Out of Bed Repeatedly? Here’s How to Stop It

If you're a parent with the issue of a toddler getting out of bed repeatedly, you know the pain (and exhaustion). Learn what's going on and what to do.
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