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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
How to Foster Independence in Kids

How to Foster Independence in Kids

It's tempting for parents to jump in and 'do' or 'fix.' But that won't help kids build confidence or self-reliance. Here are six tips to help your kids fly solo. Baby steps!

September 2012
How to Win Back Power from Too Clever Kids

How to Win Back Power from Too Clever Kids

Child too smart for his or her own good? Parents can take back the reins by being equally wise – with these seven tips.

September 2012
Tools and Advice to Help Kids in Making New Friends

Tools and Advice to Help Kids in Making New Friends

It can be scary for kids to figure out how to acquire pals. Here are some tips and insights for parents to help make the job a little bit easier.

September 2012
Manners 101: Laying the Groundwork for Your Kids

Manners 101: Laying the Groundwork for Your Kids

Developing social skills truly does start at home. Here are ways parents can help children with table manners, phone etiquette, sportsmanship and more.

September 2012
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