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Metro Detroit Suicide Prevention Resources

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Each year more than 41,000 individuals die by suicide leaving countless family members and friends behind to piece their lives back together. 90% of those who die by suicide have a diagnosable mental illness. Too often individuals avoid treatment due to stigma or lack...

A Parent’s Guide to Dietary Discussions

By: Grace Derocha, registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and certified health coach with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Knowing that one in three Michigan children are overweight or obese, it’s crucial that parents understand the best approach to discussions around health. The physical, mental and emotional consequences of ignoring...

Babywearing

Babywearing has been occurring for centuries out of necessity. With strollers gaining popularity in the early 1900’s babywearing moved away from being necessary in western culture to more of a parenting style or lifestyle choice. When I first started babywearing with my oldest only five years ago my family categorized...

Nature’s Playhouse Moves to a New Location on Livernois

Nature’s Playhouse, an-all natural play space and wellness center for children and their families, moved this year to a new location in Ferndale on Livernois. Nature’s Playhouse is an all-natural play space and wellness centering offering families and expecting couples a place to connect with their peers in the community....

Grandparent Visitation Rights in Michigan

In Michigan, when grandparents are denied access to their grandchild they can petition the court for grandparent visitation rights.  The process can be an uphill battle because there are restrictions on their ability to do so successfully.  The biggest obstacle to grandparents petitioning for visitation rights is that parents have...

Are Convertible Car Seats Safe For Newborns?

When it comes to car seats, one thing you can count on is options.  You have options within a budget, within a weight bracket, within a height bracket, and options for vehicle fit. There are two types of car seats that will fit infants; convertibles and rear-facing only. Convertibles can...

Michigan Guide to Activities for Children with Disabilities and Permanent Injuries: Sponsored Post

Written by: Jesse Reiter, a Michigan Birth Injury attorney based in Bloomfield Hills. There are many activities for children with disabilities in the state of Michigan. Some activities are age-specific or disability-specific and some are inclusive. Below are a few of our favorites. Adaptive Sports Adaptive sports, also sometimes referred to as disabled...

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