New Study Finds 'Mom Gene' It Claims Enables Good Parenting Skills

Genetic discovery in mice may explain why some parents may or may not have a strong urge to raise kids. How does this affect parenting?

Pacifiers May Hinder Boys' Emotional Growth

A recent study finds that giving your little boy a binky may stop his ability to develop emotionally. How serious should parents take this study? A local expert weighs in.

Teen Sexting Can Be Linked To Other Risky Sexual Behaviors

A new study says sexting correlates with real-life physical sexual behavior in kids. What does this mean - and how can southeast Michigan parents and educators discuss it?

After the Colorado Movie Theater Shooting: Discussing Trauma with Kids – and Media Influence

How parents can help their children understand and cope with tragedies like the massacre. Also: Was the gunman, who called himself 'The Joker,' impacted by 'Batman'?

Bullied Bus Monitor Could Be Teachable Moment For Southeast Michigan Kids – VIDEO

The New York middle school children who harassed an elderly bus monitor could open up the floor for conversations with your child about bullying.

The Michigan V-word Controversy – and Talking to Your Kids

Rep. Lisa Brown's use of the word 'vagina' sparked debate in Lansing and beyond. When it comes to your children, how do you have the 'private parts' conversation without feeling dirty or weird?

Michigan's New Fireworks Law: Keeping Your Family Safe

Looser rules have local fire departments worried about the summer holidays. Here's what you should know - and how to ensure safety for your kids.

K2 and 'Spice' Synthetic Marijuana Banned in Southeast Michigan Communities

Worried about kids' access, metro Detroit counties are prohibiting sales of fake pot and other drugs - and state legislators could soon follow suit.

Grieving Parents Find Solidarity in Compassionate Friends

This organization offers support, help and understanding among moms, dads, families, friends and relatives who have experienced the death of a child.

Parents are Happier – More or Less – New Study Says

Bucking previous reports, findings by the Association for Psychological Science say having kids actually makes you feel better (especially dads).

10 Cool Mother's Day Gifts for Mom

Hey, kids and dads - the holiday's around the corner! If you're still hunting for ideas, get inspired by our roundup of unique finds mom will love.

Milestones and Your Child: What's Normal?

Headlines about autism have parents wondering what is and isn't 'typical.' Here's how to breathe, evaluate and seek treatment if needed.