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Canadian Shopping Malls Offer Special Visits with Santa for Kids with Autism

12/11/13

Canadian Shopping Malls Offer Special Visits with Santa for Kids with Autism

For kids with autism, busy and loud Santa visits can be overwhelming. Canadian malls – and a southeast Michigan mall – help by offering quieter, less stimulating visits for the holidays.

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First-Born Kids Are Smarter, Do Better in School

11/25/13

First-Born Kids Are Smarter, Do Better in School

According to a new study, oldest children are more academically inclined than their younger siblings – and parental discipline is a major factor.

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New Studies Uncover Possible Early Detection of Autism

11/20/13

New Studies Uncover Possible Early Detection of Autism

Two recent findings may help identify autism in the first few months of life – and assist in reducing its prevalence. A local autism expert weighs in.

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Facebook Introduces New Bullying Prevention Page

11/13/13

Facebook Introduces New Bullying Prevention Page

The social networking site launches a tool to help teens, parents and educators take action against mean behavior as more kids leave Facebook. Will it work?

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Babies Can Learn Songs While in Womb, Study Says

11/12/13

Babies Can Learn Songs While in Womb, Study Says

Finnish researchers find unborn kids exposed to music recognize the tunes after birth. A metro Detroit source says it benefits infants' development too.

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New Medical Clinic Bus, Clara, Ready to Help Detroit Kids

10/29/13

New Medical Clinic Bus, Clara, Ready to Help Detroit Kids

The Children's Health Project of Detroit launches a second mobile pediatric unit that will help families and schools with transportation, costs and treatment.

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The Effects of Sibling Aggression

10/28/13

The Effects of Sibling Aggression

Much like bullying, sibling squabbling – whether psychological or physical – has a negative impact on a child's mental health, a new study says.

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National School Bus Safety Week: What You Need to Know

10/23/13

National School Bus Safety Week: What You Need to Know

A southeast Michigan driving instructor offers teens and parents a refresher in traffic laws during this awareness week, which runs Oct. 21-25, 2013.

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'Thigh Gap' Fixation Could Lead to Eating Disorders Among Teenage Girls

10/22/13

'Thigh Gap' Fixation Could Lead to Eating Disorders Among Teenage Girls

The newest Internet craze depicts an unattainable figure that young women are eagerly trying to achieve. Could this be the latest cause of body issues and eating disorders?

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Bacterial Meningitis Case Reported at Oakland County School

10/18/13

Bacterial Meningitis Case Reported at Oakland County School

A South Lyon teen was treated for the disease October, worrying southeast Michigan parents. What are signs, and how can you prevent your kid from getting sick?

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