Jackie Castle

How to Reduce Your Family’s Morning Stress

Hey, parents: Sick of the morning madness? Make it a calmer routine for you and the kids with these five smart tips to reduce your family's morning stress.

Should Kids Have Chores?

Fed up with nagging and pleading your kids to pitch in around the house? Here's why kids should have chores and how to get your kids to do them, too.

Teaching Kids Table Manners, Eating Etiquette

Ready to teach your kids table manners? Children older than age 5 should know these few basic rules of eating with others.

Questions for a School

Private? Charter? School of Choice? Narrow down the choices for your child.
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How to Handle Parenting When One Parent Undermines the Other

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Is Summer School Right for Your Child?

We spoke to a Macomb County expert to get details on summer school options in the county and tips on deciding whether or not it's right for your child.