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What to Do if Your Big Kid Reverts Back to Baby...

A local professional weighs in on baby talk in older children and what parents can do to curb the problem.

14 Ways to Get to Know Your Neighbors

Southeast Michigan residents offer 14 surefire ways to get to know your neighbors and develop a relationship with them, too.

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.

Recapturing Simple Joys With Your Family

It's the 'slow down' stuff that makes up meaningful little moments and builds a stronger family foundation. Here are some simple joys for your family to enjoy together.

The Free-Range Parenting Movement

Are we raising independent kids or chickens?

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 an empathetic child.

Anchors of the Family: Sandra Ali and Shawn Ley

Meet news anchors Sandra Ali and Shawn Ley, Local 4 sweethearts with a family about to expand by two.

The Hospital Music Man Bob Huffman

For hospitalized kids and grown-ups with a variety of illnesses, music therapist Bob Huffman's soothing guitar and voice is a dose of musical medicine.

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 the occasional curse.

Fostering a Growth Mindset in Kids

How using the term 'smart' can actually be harmful for kids and how parents can dial it down to encourage what's called 'growth mindset.'

Parenting on Trial: The Impact of ‘Mom Shaming’

Judge not? No one got the memo. A new local poll shows most moms are 'shamed' for their parenting decisions – and it has a big impact. Here's how to deal.

September Tips & Tricks for Families

Learn how a local mom relieved breastfeeding neck pains, how to get the stink out of wool slippers and more household hacks to try in September and beyond.
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