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Hurricane Sandy: Talking to Kids About Natural Disasters

In the wake of the punishing east coast storm, many southeast Michigan kids have questions and concerns. Here are nine ways parents can effectively approach the topic.

Trick-or-Treat Candy Alternatives for Halloween

Hand out some different treats and toys this fright night that will leave your conscience clean - and keep the kids coming back next year.

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).
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Family Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for some family fun? 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.

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.

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

Get some much-needed rest with these expert tips.