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What To Do When Kids Make Embarrassing Comments

What To Do When Kids Make Embarrassing Comments

Ever been out in public with your child when she asks a socially unacceptable question? We've got tips on how to handle it.

January 2014
Child's Oral Health is Tied to School Performance

Child's Oral Health is Tied to School Performance

A study says that kids with dental issues are more likely to struggle academically due to increased absences and lower grades. Here, a local dentist discusses preventative care.

October 2013
Letting Children Dress Themselves, Tips and Advice

Letting Children Dress Themselves, Tips and Advice

As kids get older, they start to assert their independence by what they wear – from mismatched outfits to super hero capes. Which wardrobe wars are worth battling?

October 2013
Tips To Help Kids Cope with Pronunciation Aggravation, Nicknames

Tips To Help Kids Cope with Pronunciation Aggravation, Nicknames

Parents can help their children deal with the frustration of having their name incorrectly pronounced – or having their moniker shortened to a nickname – with these tips.

September 2013
Creative Ways to Combat Summertime Boredom

Creative Ways to Combat Summertime Boredom

Keep kids engaged and entertained during the summer with these six activities that are sure to banish the vacation blahs.

July 2013
Encourage Your Child's Creative Writing Skills During Summer

Encourage Your Child's Creative Writing Skills During Summer

Hoping to keep your school-age kid sharp over vacation? Discover simple advice and learn how to nurture your writer, from pictures to prompts.

July 2013
Helping Big Kids Avoid the Entitlement Trap

Helping Big Kids Avoid the Entitlement Trap

Tips and steps parents can take to curb self-interest and help nurture and raise responsible children – in a culture obsessed with having its way.

June 2013
Tattletale Kids: Why Kids Snitch and What Parents Can Do

Tattletale Kids: Why Kids Snitch and What Parents Can Do

School age children are prime culprits. Here's a look at reasons, plus nine tips and ideas to help kids break the habit and build conflict resolution skills.

June 2013
How to Prepare Kids for Overnight Camp and Sleepovers

How to Prepare Kids for Overnight Camp and Sleepovers

It's a big step, and children often get nervous. Discover four tips for parents to help their little travelers prepare to be away from mom and dad.

May 2013
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
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