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Kids Who are Picky Eaters: What to Do When Meals Become Battles

Kids Who are Picky Eaters: What to Do When Meals Become Battles

Got a major food fight brewing at the family table? Southeast Michigan experts share advice and tips for parents to help avoid or diffuse mealtime struggles.

April 2013
How to Raise a More Cost Conscious Kid

How to Raise a More Cost Conscious Kid

Rusty on finances yourself? Here are 10 ways parents can help their children be careful and smart about their money, from expenses to savings.

April 2013
Helping Students End the School Year on a Strong Note

Helping Students End the School Year on a Strong Note

Warm weather can be distracting, but year-end learning is critical. With three smart tips, parents can help kids wrap that grade with an academic edge.

March 2013
Using Praise to Build Kids' Confidence – Without Overdoing It

Using Praise to Build Kids' Confidence – Without Overdoing It

Boosting your child's self esteem is important. But it's a delicate balance for parents. Here are five tips to help you create buoyancy in your children.

January 2013
How to Encourage Optimism and Positive Thoughts in Children

How to Encourage Optimism and Positive Thoughts in Children

Parents can help kids develop more resiliency and the mental durability they need to weather the small stuff – and life's bigger challenges down the road.

December 2012
Kids Bedtime Mistakes Good Parents Make

Kids Bedtime Mistakes Good Parents Make

Having trouble getting your children to go to sleep? Here are four faux pas that could be ruining your night – and how moms and dads can fix them.

November 2012
Calming Kids Fears, Tips and Advice for Parents

Calming Kids Fears, Tips and Advice for Parents

As children emotionally develop, they're more aware of the dangers in the world. How can you help them cope, and when should you worry?

October 2012
Four Skills Smart Kids Need to Succeed That Go Beyond Books

Four Skills Smart Kids Need to Succeed That Go Beyond Books

Grades aren't all that count. Parents can help children nurture a growth mindset, investigative approach, emotional intelligence and self-expression, too.

September 2012
Opposite Sex Siblings Sharing a Room

Opposite Sex Siblings Sharing a Room

Can it be done? There are benefits and pitfalls, say southeast Michigan parents and experts. Get tips and advice here.

August 2012
When Kids Run Away from Home – Or Threaten To

When Kids Run Away from Home – Or Threaten To

By school age, children may start warning their parents they’ll run away and, sometimes, actually leave home. What should you do in either case?

July 2012
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