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Breaking from Family Holiday Traditions

Breaking from Family Holiday Traditions

Making a change? Whatever your reasons, it's tough – and can cause or hurt feelings or even feuds. Here's how to do right by your kids while keeping peace.

November 2012
Money and Marriage Navigating Different Financial Styles

Money and Marriage Navigating Different Financial Styles

Are you and your spouse financially incompatible? Dollar drama doesn't have to cause family strife. Here's advice and tips on how to balance things out.

November 2012
5 Things to Avoid Saying to Adoptive Parents

5 Things to Avoid Saying to Adoptive Parents

Questions about infertility and 'real parents' are definite no-nos, says this mom of an adopted daughter. Get her two cents on not what to say.

November 2012
Adopting Older Children in Southeast Michigan

Adopting Older Children in Southeast Michigan

From application to acclimation, it's a complex process. But these local parents are committed to giving kids a chance at security and hope – and a loving home.

November 2012
Political Bias and Raising Kids in a Partisan World

Political Bias and Raising Kids in a Partisan World

Raising children without your own biases. Is it harder than it sounds? Is it even necessary? Politically minded parents in Michigan have differing views.

October 2012
Can-Do Women: Role Models for Young Girls – Photo Gallery

Can-Do Women: Role Models for Young Girls – Photo Gallery

Actresses, musicians and celebs grab headlines. But role models? Not always. Here are 10 positive female figures – historic and modern – sure to inspire your little Rosie The Riveter.

October 2012
How to Raise Young Girls with Grit – Mentally, Emotionally Strong

How to Raise Young Girls with Grit – Mentally, Emotionally Strong

After age 9, a girl's feelings of self-worth and confidence crash. Help your daughter realize her full potential, become her best – and mature with moxy – by building these six qualities.

October 2012
Families Living in Poverty in Southeast Michigan

Families Living in Poverty in Southeast Michigan

In our state, 25 percent of kids now live in poverty. What does it mean to grow up poor in metro Detroit? What are their hopes for the future? Local families share their reality.

October 2012
Resources and Lifelines for Families Struggling with Poverty in Southeast Michigan

Resources and Lifelines for Families Struggling with Poverty in Southeast Michigan

Local organizations in metro Detroit provide emergency assistance and pathways to hope for the area's poor parents and their children.

October 2012
The No. 1 Rule of Disciplining Kids for Parents

The No. 1 Rule of Disciplining Kids for Parents

Forget the yelling, coercing and bribery. A southeast Michigan child psychology expert and Growing Leaders CEO say to put your attention into consistent prevention, not punishment.

September 2012
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