Category: parenting

4 Driving Safety Tips to Keep in Mind This Summer

With summer just around the corner, more people are out and about — whether it’s kids riding their bikes alongside the road or people piling into their cars for a summer road trip, there are more people and vehicles on the roads. In fact, Americans spend about 87 minutes each...

Table Talks: Discussing Dad Life

According to a study by Pew Research Center, 57% of American fathers believe fatherhood is central to their identity. Fatherhood poses unique challenges for men. From raising children to keeping themselves healthy, parenting is unlike any other experience. Andy Hetzel, VP of Corporate Communications at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan sat...

Flexible Side Hustles For Single Moms

It’s no secret that being a single mom involves a lot of hard, thankless work. Of course, moms also need hard, thankless work that pays. According to a recent survey, up to 50% of women said their biggest fear about getting a divorce was living on one income. And that...

Top 10 Game of Thrones Baby Names

William Shakespeare asked, “What’s in a name?” Well, ask any parent that question and they just may have a few answers to share!  2012 brought us baby names like “Blue Ivy” and in 2013, we were introduced to “North West.” Just before these famous babes were dubbed, pop culture was...

5 Ways to Keep Kids Safe This Summer!

Dust off your grill and grab your swimsuits, because the lazy days of summer are here!    The Seattle Children’s Research Institute found that almost 50% of preschool-aged children do not spend even just one session of outdoor play each day.   Outdoor play is linked to better mental and physical...

Celebrating Ramadan with Children in Metro Detroit

Traditions  Holidays mean family and traditions no matter where you look, in all different corners of the world. Whether it be Ramadan, Christmas, Rosh Hashanah, Kwanzaa, Diwali, etc. This Ramadan I am so excited to start engaging my girls in traditions that they will be excited about and look forward...

How to Make Children “Be Nice”

Each moment spent interacting in an early childhood program is an opportunity for learning.  We call these “Teachable Moments.”  Children learn from what they see and how they experience the world.  When children experience secure relationships, they demonstrate secure relationships with others.   The same is true if children experience insecure...

Ready or Not, Here We Come to Kindergarten!

For many parents, leaving preschool is mixed with feelings of excitement to see their child move on to kindergarten. For some, there is also anxiety. Parents are not sure what to expect and often find themselves questioning their child’s readiness.  Is my child ready for kindergarten in Michigan? This is...

Michigan Alliance for Families
Let’s Talk Transition Free Parenting Workshop

Let’s Talk Transition  Join us for a day-long workshop to learn about making the transition to adulthood. SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019  9:30AM – 2:30PM  Sign-in opens at 9:00AM. Lunch provided. WAYNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE Student Welcome Center 8200 West Outer Drive, Detroit 48219 High School Transition with Sandee Koski, Michigan...

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