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Tips for Parents on How to Handle a Kid’s First Crush

A kid's first crush can be exciting for the child — and nerve-wracking for mom and dad. Open communication and understanding are key. Read on for more tips.

Tips for Your Daughter’s First Gynecologist Appointment

It can be tricky for parents to know protocol when it comes to that first gynecologist appointment. Here's what you need to know – plus special tips for dads.

Tips on How To Connect With Your Teenage Son

Do you ever find yourself wondering how to connect with your teenage son? Here are nine tips from a therapist.

What’s a ‘VSCO Girl’ (And Why Are Your Kids Mocking Them)?

The trend is all over social media and features fashion laden with scrunchies, friendship bracelets and pricey brands. Have you heard of it?

Are Today’s Teens Taking Longer to Grow Up?

Fewer teens are getting their driver's license, for example, one study finds. Find out why and get tips for helping your teens become more independent.

Why Teens Tune Out Nagging Parents (and How to Do Better)

Teens are known for eye-rolling, one-word responses and sass, but parents have some work to do in the communication department, too.

Teens are Organizing and Leading Black Lives Matter Protests

We spoke with a metro Detroit teen who planned a Black Lives Matter protest about her experience, her passion and how important it is for young people to speak up.

Give Up the Funk: When Tweens Refuse to Shower

Underarm funk like you're head-locking a skunk? When tweens refuse to shower and hygiene comes too close to this Black-Eyed Peas lyric, it's time to talk.

10 Simple Ways for Tweens and Teens to Go Green

Earth Day is right around the corner and you can get your older child excited to take care of our planet with these simple ways for tweens and teens to go green.

Metro Detroit Siblings Launch Quaranteen Help to Help Other Kids

Coronavirus is causing worries for kids in quarantine, too. With Quaranteen Help, a Bloomfield Hills brother and sister are offering a listening ear and sound advice.

Sophomore Shift: A Metro Detroit Teen’s View on COVID-19

Claire Swadling, a sophomore high school student at Canton High School, shares how the coronavirus has brought both disappointment and hope.
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