Jacquie Goetz Bluethmann

Teaching Your Kids Good Hygiene Practices and Proper Grooming

Cover your bases with these 11 good hygiene practices that every parent should teach their children about grooming and hygiene.

Hot Hoods: Awesome Hidden Gem Neighborhoods in Southeast Michigan

From Foxtrot to East English Village and Maywood Estates, take a look at a few of Southeast Michigan's most family-friendly neighborhoods.

Long-Term Effects of Parental Favoritism

Do you ever play favorites among your kids, or know parents who do? The long-term effects of parental favoritism, good and bad, may run deeper than you think.

How Seniors Are Living Their Bucket List

Local seniors share how they're living their best life by embracing their passions and ticking off items on their bucket lists.

Sharp as a Tack: How to Maintain Your Aging Loved One’s Brain Health

Local experts explain how certain habits can affect your loved one's brain health as they age and over advice on keeping mentally fit.

Breaking Tradition During the Holiday Season

During the holidays, family traditions are sacred. If you're breaking tradition during the holiday season, though, here's how to do right by your family while keeping peace.

Helping Kids Cope When a Sibling Moves Out of the Home

Every parent will eventually experience empty nest syndrome. But younger siblings can struggle when a sibling moves out. Here's how to help their transition.

Nurturing Sibling Play When One Child is on the Spectrum

With COVID-19 social distancing, siblings are sometimes the only playmate kids have. How can you help children with autism play with their neurotypical siblings? The experts at Gateway Pediatric Therapy have advice.

Helping Kids on the Spectrum Overcome Food Selectivity

Gateway works with families to address skill deficits and leverage reinforcement-based techniques.

Adopting a Pet During COVID-19

Many local families are adding four-legged friends to their households. Learn about the new trend of adopting a pet during COVID-19 and what you need to know if you join in.

Turning Negatives Into Positives When Interacting With Kids on the Spectrum

The Clinical Director of Gateway Pediatric Therapy's Lansing clinic discusses how celebrating daily victories and adopting a "giver mindset" helps set expectations.

Helping Kids With Autism Navigate School

Open communication and collaboration can smooth the way for success. Here, the Vice President of Clinical Operations at Gateway Pediatric Therapy's Sterling Heights clinic offers insight.
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