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How to Challenge Your Child When School’s Too Easy

Is your child having too easy a time with school? Challenge them with these 11 ideas including board games, community service and writing during their free time.

School Marketing Strategies for Gaining and Retaining Students

Discover three things every private, public and charter school should know to reach southeast Michigan families in Metro Parent’s free School Marketing Toolkit

Bouncing Back to a New School Year

It's not uncommon for kids to struggle with the transition from summer fun to school and studying, but this school year brings its own challenges for students. How can parents help kids cope? Two local experts offer advice.

‘Invisible Dad’ Funds School Lunches for Kids in Need

A local father launched a project that now supports the entire Walled Lake school district. Learn how Invisible Dad works, and how you can do it, too.
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Ann Arbor is the Most Educated City, Study Says

So says a WalletHub report. Find out the details and learn a few smart ways to experience the University of Michigan's home city with your kids.
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Kids and Corsages: Why School Dances Still Matter for Kids Today

Metro Parent's editor-in-chief discusses why school dances still matter for kids, despite how parents might feel about them.
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The Impact of Academic Pressure on School-Age Kids

Learn the impact of academic pressure and how it affects kids, why grades aren't everything and how parents should address their child's academic performance.
Elena Reads

With Elena Reads, Tween Blogger Aims to Inspire Kids and Share Diversity

This 10-year-old metro Detroit kid shares her love of reading with other kids in Michigan and around the world with her book blog, Elena Reads.

The Important Role of the School Guidance Counselor

Academic advisor, friendship mediator, career counselor, confidante – school guidance counselors wear many hats.

7 Ways to Prepare Kids for the Transition from Elementary to Middle School

The top things you should know to prepare yourself and your child for the often-tumultuous transition from elementary to middle school.

What Are the Most Important Qualities of a Good Teacher?

What are the most important qualities in a good teacher? There's a lot that goes into the answer – but five traits seem to bubble up, according to our local sources. Find out if your child's teacher makes the cut!

Back-to-School Checklist

From buying supplies to catching up on those summer reading lists, here's what you need to do to prepare for the new school year.