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Latest Toy Craze Fidget Spinners, Wildly Popular With Kids
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Kids are Choking on Their Fidget Spinners

It's the hottest toy on the market right now but now parents are stepping forward warning other parents to be careful because it could lead to a choking hazard...

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Netflix US & Canada via YouTube
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Muskegon School District Sent Warning to Parents About Popular Netflix Show

One of the biggest Netflix original series at the moment is 13 Reasons Why. With Selena Gomez as an executive producer, the show follows a high school teenager trying to figure out why his classmate killed herself...

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Girl Hits Her Head on Hardwood Floor and it Ends Up Saving Her Life

A Lowell Middle School student hit her head on the hardwood floor during a basketball game, but the injury ended up saving her life.  Twelve-year-old Brianna Laux was hit in the temple during her game, and was having trouble breathing and had to be taken out of the game...

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Ad Council via YouTube
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“I Am a Witness” Campaign Introduces New Anti-Bullying Emoji

It's not just a new emoji, it's a way for kids to stand up to online and social media bullies.  The "I Am A Witness" campaign created the eye-emoji to give the 'silent majority' of kids a voice online...

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PARENTS: Be on the Look Out for a Suspicious Man in East G.R!

Police in East Grand Rapids are warning parents and residents to be on the lookout for a suspicious man who's been seen in the area.

FOX 17 says a man, who's been driving a red van, has been trying to lure children...

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Trump's Selection For Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Testifies During Her Senate Confirmation Hearing
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Betsy DeVos Approved by Senate Committee for Secretary of Education

On Tuesday, a Senate committee approved Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, as chosen by Trump. This means she's one step closer to attaining the position...

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What Age Can You Leave Your Kids at Home Alone in Michigan?

Did you know there’s an actual answer for those of us in Michigan?

There are 34 states that have no minimum age requirements for leaving your kids at home alone...

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New Research: Don’t Wait To Feed Your Kids Peanuts

Currently, more than 50 million Americans suffer an allergy, according to the CDC. 2% are children with a peanut allergy. For as long as we've known we've been told to wait to feed children peanuts to avoid an allergy but as it turns out its actually the opposite...

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Courtesy of the Grand Rapids Children's Museum
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Grand Rapids Children’s Museum Now Offers Sensory Kits for Kids

The Children's Museum took to Facebook on Monday to announce that the kits will be available to be checked out from their front desk, and that the kids can use them for the duration of their visit to the museum. Some items included in the kit include weighted vests and suspenders and hearing protection.

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Target Stocks Jump After Retailer Beats Third Quarter Expectations
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Should West Michigan Target Stores Host Quiet Holiday Shopping For Those on the Autism Spectrum?

For families with someone on the autism spectrum, this could be a huge help!

This Saturday, December 10th, the Target Store in Lancaster, Pennsylvania is doing their part to help families on the autism spectrum by hosting a quiet shopping event...

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Children’s Shoe Sold Only at Meijer Being Recalled

Skidders Footwear is recalling about 5,500 of their children's tennis shoe that's sold only at Meijer stores.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the rivets on the inside of the shoe have sharp edges which could cause a laceration hazard...

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YMCA is Opening Their KidZone to Everyone So Parents Can Go Out and Vote

If you're planning on voting tomorrow but have to figure out where to leave the little ones while you do so, YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids can help you out...

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