Making YouTubeKids Safer for Kids

Kids love videos— the sillier the better. And it’s a rare parent who hasn’t used them to secure a little quiet time. Today YouTube is, by far, the largest source of videos of all kinds. When they created an app for children in 2015, many parents assumed the content would be carefully curated and reliably

Craft of the Month: Turkey Centerpiece

Thanksgiving is all about gratitude, family, food and spending quality time with those we love. This fun Turkey Centerpiece craft incorporates all of those things! My toddler and I spent time tracing our hands on different colored pieces of paper and designing our perfect turkey down to the bow around his neck. She and I

Downhill Ski Resorts

Crystal Mountain Situated in the Traverse City area, Crystal Mountain has popular ski school programs, Adventure Cubs (ages 3-6) and Crystal Kids (ages 7-12), that aim to get kids outside and enjoying the snow. With a variety of runs for all skill levels and fast moving lines, families love skiing at Crystal. For children learning

Dentist Q&A with Dr. Lindsey

When your child’s baby teeth start falling out, you might be tempted to start talking about the tooth fairy, but there’s someone more important to introduce them to— the dentist. While strange instruments, loud sounds, white gloves, lab coats, and a new face poking their mouth can trouble a toddler, promoting excellent oral hygiene habits

How two teens from across the globe became lifelong friends

From Zetel, Germany, a town slightly larger than Ann Arbor, but with 90 percent less population, Christine Devriel spent the 2016-2017 school year as an exchange student with Youth For Understanding. She and her host sister, Annika Hockman, had many more similarities than their cultural backgrounds would lead on, and it was clear they developed

Parents Make Their Voices Heard on Homework

Some parents share homework horror stories, such as their kindergartener coming home with packets of worksheets to agonize over for hours at night. Many parents question whether any homework should be given in the early elementary grades, K-3, at all. Others raise concern about the kind of homework their children should be given. Along with