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The Pros and Cons of Exotic Pets for Kids

Thinking of expanding your family with mice, snakes or geckos? A local pet store owner weighs in on the pros and cons of exotic pets; plus things for families to consider before purchasing.

How to Get Your Child to Sleep Without a Nightlight

Is your child refusing to sleep in the dark? Two experts shed some light on how to get your child to sleep without a nightlight.

Tips on Dealing with Other People’s Kids

It can be complicated. Their parents' rules or yours? Can you discipline them? And what about posting photos on Facebook? Here are some practical dos and don'ts to dealing with other people's kids.

How to Organize Digital Photos

Is your digital photo collection overflowing? Get it back in order with these tips on how to organize digital photos.

Teaching Control to Your Overly Competitive Child

From aggression to self-imposed pressure, competitiveness can sometimes negatively affect kids. Work on teaching control to your overly competitive child.

Tattletale Kids: Why Kids Snitch and What Parents Can Do

Here's a look at what motivates tattletale kids, plus nine tips and ideas to help kids break the habit and build conflict resolution skills.

Spouse or Roommate? What to Do When It’s Getting Hard to Tell

When the romance has dwindled and the stress of kids and everyday life has ramped up, it's easy for couples to fall into a pattern where they feel more like business partners than life mates. How can you get back on track?

Understanding Why My Child Is Having a Tantrum

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Raising a Transgender Child

Learn more about what being transgender is, recommended treatments and other information you need to know about raising a transgender child.

How to Deal With a Difficult Father-in-Law

Dealing with difficult people isn't easy in general, but how do you cope when the toughest person to interact with is your father-in-law? A local psychologist weighs in on how to deal with a difficult father-in-law.

Embracing Anger and Negative Emotions: Why It Matters for Kids

When children are sobbing or lashing out, it can be hard for parents to help them deal, but it's a huge disservice to shut down them down. Learn why — and how parents can support kids in embracing anger and negative emotions.

Long-Term Effects of Parental Favoritism

Do you ever play favorites among your kids, or know parents who do? The long-term effects of parental favoritism, good and bad, may run deeper than you think.
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Family Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for some family fun virtual things to do while at home or as things open up? Check out our list of events and other things to do this weekend.

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.

What’s Happening at Cedar Point in 2020?

Cedar Point has reopened for the 2020 season. Here's what you need to know about visiting the park this year.

Toddler Getting Out of Bed Repeatedly? Here’s How to Stop It

If you're a parent with the issue of a toddler getting out of bed repeatedly, you know the pain (and exhaustion). Learn what's going on and what to do.
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