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Taking Back Power from ‘Alpha Kids’

Studies show that in modern homes, children increasingly rule the roost – often in deceptively harmless ways. Here’s what to look for and how you can rein 'alpha kids' in.

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.

9 Rules for Parents Interested in Dating After Divorce

This time, you have to consider the feelings of your children and the logistics of being a parent. But it can be done. Consider these nine tips for dating after divorce.

Fidget Toys for Older Kids With Autism and Sensory Challenges

It can be tough to keep your mind on task when your body wants to stay in motion. These fidget toys help teens and tweens keep on track.

Dealing With Teenage Drama: Advice for Parents

What's the secret for parents hoping to strike a balance they and their emotional kids can live with? Here are some tips and tricks for dealing with teenage drama.

Making Kids Give Hugs and Kisses: Should Parents Stop?

It's a common issue for parents who feel torn between offending relatives and respecting kids' choices. Two southeast Michigan psychologists weigh in.

What to Do When Your Tween Has An Attitude Problem

Read about five of the worst offenses and what parents can do when their child commits one or more of them.

Talking to Teens About Their Friend’s Risky Behavior

Parenting a teenager is stressful, especially when their friends start upping the ante with risky experiences. How do you address these behaviors?

7 Tips to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

Ready to get in shape, learn how to knit, or quit smoking this new year? You can do it! Follow these simple tips on how to stick to resolutions.

Recipe for a Healthy Marriage Relationship for Parents

Settling down is just step one. Real wedded bliss takes hard work, time and attention especially with kids in the mix. Here are key ingredients.

Depression After Adoption: Why It Happens and How to Cope

Post adoption, depression can set in for many. Local therapists who work with adoptive families address what can cause it and what you can do to treat it.

Adopting an Older Child in Southeast Michigan

From application to acclimation, the adoption process is complex. But these local parents are committed to giving kids a chance at a loving home.
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