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What Are the Unique Challenges of Being a Parent in Houston?

Here’s the understatement of the year – parenting has its challenges. And parenting in Houston can bring its own wrinkles – figurative and literal ones. Moms and dads in Houston probably spend more time in the car, driving kids to and from activities. In the worst of our summer heat, there are probably some limits […]

Here's the understatement of the year – parenting has its challenges. And parenting in Houston can bring its own wrinkles – figurative and literal ones. Moms and dads in Houston probably spend more time in the car, driving kids to and from activities. In the worst of our summer heat, there are probably some limits on how much time the kids are outside.

But Houston also offers great opportunities for parents and their kids – museums, parks, the zoo. A large city like this is filled with all sorts of resources.

We discuss the distinctive experience of parenting in Houston with Kelly Davis, the founder of the Houston Moms Blog and Houston area media blogger and stay-at-home dad Mike McGuff.

Then, we talk about what happens when the kids grow up, and move out of the house – only to move back in. We'll learn more from a Texas psychologist and author of the book, "Boomerang Kids."

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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