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10 Tips to Address Diversity with Your Kids

It's important to discuss race and diversity with your children at home. A psychiatrist and race relations expert offers practical advice for parents on how to address diversity with your kids.
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Talking With Kids About Race

Trayvon Martin. George Floyd. Ferguson. 'I Can't Breathe.' These headlines are just part of the reason all parents should have a talk with their kids about race.
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Raising Kids with Empathy

Understanding the feelings of others and caring about those feelings can be tricky for kids. Parents play a big part in boosting this quality. Here are tips for raising kids with empathy.
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Helping Kids Adjust to Daylight Saving Time Change

Whether it's the beginning of daylight savings time or the end, these practical tips will help you smoothly manage your child's sleeping schedule.

Broadening Kids’ ‘Narrow Minds’ in Early Elementary School

If your child is in first or second grade, chances are you've heard 'absolute' statements. Here's how to get kids' narrow minds to open up.
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Sex-Positive Parenting: Rethinking the Sex Talk with Your Kids

'Sex-positive' parenting is the notion that addressing sex early and often could be better for kids in the long run. Learn how you can adopt the practice.
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Grown-up Drinking Trends, Bike Community and More May Tidbits

Get details on American drinking trends, local one-stop flower shops, biking stats and other fun May facts.
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The Free-Range Parenting Movement

Explore the free-range parenting movement and how letting kids experience unstructured and unsupervised play can help foster a sense of independence.
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Swearing in Front of Your Child Isn’t So Bad After All

Drop an 'f' bomb or scream 's---!' when you step on a Lego in the living room? Cut yourself some slack for occasionally swearing in front of your child.
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Why Art Matters for Kids, According to Metro Detroit Professionals

Four successful local professionals who don't have 'art jobs' share why art is relevant in their careers – and why art matters for kids.
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The Power of Popularity and Kids

What makes someone popular? The power of popularity and kids is definitely strong. But does it really matter in the long run?
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Sibling Relationships: Nurturing Positive Sibling Bonds

They're playmates, adversaries, champions, antagonists – and, researchers say, represent one of the most formative relationships we'll have in life. Learn how to build strong sibling relationships in your kids.