Christie Piper

Christie Piper

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Why Kids Tell Lies and What Parents Can Do

When children lie, it's an opportunity for parents to reflect and get to the root of the problem. Learn why they do it and how to stop kids from lying.

Dealing with Separation Anxiety and Kids

Many children grapple with separation anxiety, but there are ways parents can help them overcome it.

Respite for Parents of Special Needs Children

Raising a special needs child can be all-consuming – but parents need time for themselves, too. Here's how some southeast Michigan families are coping, and services that can help.

Tips on Toys for Special Needs Kids

Browse this list of 10 fun and functional toys for kids with disabilities.