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Metro Parent’s Top Posts of the Week

MetroParent.com is loaded with great info for parents. Here, we've listed the best of the best posted this week for you to thumb through at your convenience.

How to Help Kids Build Body Confidence

From social media to parental opinions and everything in between, the pressure is on for kids, especially girls, to look a certain way. Get expert advice on how to help your kids love their body.

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.

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.

How to Make Thanksgiving Dinner Less Stressful for Your Family

Here are a few ideas to help your family tame the Turkey Day cooking insanity and restore some of the gratitude to the holiday.

Why Do Babies Stare?

Find out why some babies stare at people and what it means if your baby watches strangers while out and about.

What to Do When Children Fake Sick

Why do kids put on the act? Get some insight into the reasons students want to skip school, and what you can do when children fake sick.

How to Handle Parenting When One Parent Undermines the Other

Parenting is hard enough without your partner contradicting what you do. Find out how undermining your child's other parent can hurt your kid and how to handle it if it happens to you.

Sensory-Friendly Events and Accessible Play in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Enjoy a fun day in a quieter and calmer atmosphere.

Portage Mom Writes Children’s Book to Help Explain Diabetes to Kids

Looking for a way to explain diabetes to kids? Check out this kids' book that was written by a Michigan mom who has Type 1 Diabetes.

Tips on Enjoying Amusement Parks with Kids with Autism

Some theme parks, like Cedar Point, Kings Island and Michigan's Adventure, offer programs to help families of kids with autism. Learn about them and discover tips on how to prepare for your child's day.

Fidget Toys for Older Kids With Autism and Sensory Challenges

It can be tough to keep your mind on task when your body wants to stay in motion. These fidget toys for older kids help teens and tweens keep on track.
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Family Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

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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.

Cedar Point Hours, Ticket Cost, Rides and More

Here’s everything you need to know about making your yearly trip to America's Rockin' Roller Coast in 2021.

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.