Health

Why Girls Hide Their Periods From Their Parents

Periods can be awkward. Sometimes so much so that girls will hide them. Find out why girls hide their periods and how you can help.

The Connection Between Sleep and Mental Health

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Innocents Lost

Gun violence is an epidemic in America. Here, we break down the facts about gun violence in schools, how it affects our kids and what we can do to end it.

Tips for Great Nutrition for Young Athletes

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What the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act Means for Families

This is the most significant new federal gun safety legislation in almost three decades.

The Current CDC Vaccine Schedule for Children

One important way to keep kids healthy is to follow the current CDC vaccine schedule for kids. Here's the Centers for Disease Control's 2022 guidelines.

What Parents Need to Know About Monkeypox

Monkeypox isn't currently a big risk for kids but parents should keep it on their radar.

Local Mom Writes Book to Help Kids Cope with Nightmares

Kellie Reading knows how important sleep is for kids, so this metro Detroit mom penned a book to help kids overcome nightmares.

Five Ways to Help You Set Boundaries and Prioritize What’s Important

How busy moms can really — and should — make time for themselves.

Best Children’s Hospitals in Michigan

U.S. News & World Report have released its rankings of the best children's hospitals and three Michigan pediatric hospitals have made the cut.

Children’s Vitamins: Are They Really Necessary?

One-third of U.S. children take nutritional supplements — but whether they need to is another question. Get yourself educated on children's vitamins.
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