Parenting Issues & Tips

Kid Entrepreneurs are Building Businesses in Lieu of Traditional Career Paths

Gen Z has an interest in entrepreneurship unseen in previous generations. Here's what kid entrepreneurs are selling and how they're working for themselves.

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

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.

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.

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

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.
Fostering a growth mindset

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.

Why Kids Should Not Have Cellphones Before Age 12

This West Bloomfield mom of three says cellphones expose kids to too much, too soon.

Why Kids Should Have Cellphones Before Age 12

A Farmington Hills mom of two says it's all about safety and shaping good digital habits early.

The History Behind Oktoberfest, Play-Doh Stats and Other September Facts

Plus, how much dough Michiganders would dish out for some sleep, alarming teen driving numbers and some fun apple-related info, too.