Jacquie Goetz Bluethmann

Tips For Toilet Training a Child on the Spectrum

Parents can achieve toilet training success with any child. Discover how with five tips from Lauren Lobbestael, Clinical Director of Gateway Pediatric Therapy's Dearborn location.

How to Improve Speech and Language Learning at Home

Here, Marika Gaul, a Speech-Language Pathologist at Gateway Pediatric Therapy, offers five tips to progress towards that goal.

5 Things You Should Know About Fostering a Child

For those considering opening their homes to a child in need, Katie Page-Sander, an expert on Michigan's foster care programs, offers her insight and five things you should know about fostering a child.

Preparing Kids for Kindergarten

Looking towards that first big step into school? Detroit education experts offer five insights into preparing kids for kindergarten.

The Perils of Student Loan Debt: What You Need to Know

For many college students, student loan debt is a hard reality that can linger for years. Here's how to plan for, and manage, paying for higher education.

Sibling Relationships: Nurturing Positive Sibling Bonds

They're playmates, adversaries, champions, antagonists – and, researchers say, represent one of the most formative relationships we'll have in life. Learn how to build strong sibling relationships in your kids.

Tips for Choosing a Nursing Bra

Rebecca Aughton, owner of Bra-vo Intimates in Royal Oak, shares tips for choosing a nursing bra with expecting and new moms.

The Important Role of the School Guidance Counselor

Academic advisor, friendship mediator, career counselor, confidante – school guidance counselors wear many hats.

Best Places to Take a Splash This Winter

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you and the kids can’t hit the pool! Check out this list of indoor water parks and take a dip this season.

The Hospital Music Man Bob Huffman

For hospitalized kids and grown-ups with a variety of illnesses, music therapist Bob Huffman's soothing guitar and voice is a dose of musical medicine.

How to Make Kids’ Eye Exams Less Scary

Pediatric orthoptist Judy Petrunak of Children's Eye Care offers tips on how to make kids feel at ease, and how her local practice employs a unique 'more toys, less tears' approach to care.

How to Become a Foster Parent in Michigan

If you've considered providing a home for a child in need, but not known where to start, then begin here with our five-step guide on how to become a foster parent.
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