Tagged: parenting

Hit Drums, Not People! Helping Your Child Get in Rhythm

We have all been to playdates, preschool classrooms and playgrounds where one or all children resort to hitting, swatting, pushing and eventually screaming. Emotional regulation is a developing skill in the early childhood years. Children’s brains learn through repeated opportunities to express themselves, as language is also evolving may not...

Is your child ready to be left home alone?

As children get older, all parents eventually face the question of “Is my child ready to stay home alone?” Whether it is for a few minutes after school, or for an hour while mom and dad run a quick errand, this is a big decision for both parent and child....

Counselor’s Corner: Being Polite – When Manners Don’t Matter

Micro-Aggressions revolve around Intention and Impact. In too many scenarios there is a dismissive and callous approach to stereotypical statements, racial jokes, and obvious offensiveness. Yesterday in Target a lady and a man waved at my son. He did not wave back (which is unusual for him I usually have...

Connecting with Parents

When families choose to use out of home care options, the need for bridging the school to home connection is the key to success. Whether you are leaving a child in friends and family care or choosing a licensed childcare program, being involved in your child’s day while you are...

Oh the Places You Will Go…Goal Planning As a Family

 Weight loss, potty-train, get organized…what are your parenting goals this year? Think about that for about ten seconds before contininung to read. Okay got it? Good. The goals or goal that you thought about is one that must be of some importance to you so I want to propose a...

Is My Teen Too Young for a Nose Job?

A nose job, also known as rhinoplasty, is plastic surgery procedure. It is done to correct and reconstruct the form and functions of a nose. This procedure can also be done to enhance the nose by removing nasal trauma aesthetically. Examples of nasal trauma include: • Blunt trauma is when...

Detroit Parent Collective – Parents Work, Children Play and Learn

The Detroit Parent Collective is a newer space located in Bagley neighborhood in Detroit.  It is conveniently situated directly across the street from the historic Marygrove College on McNichols, between Livernois and Wyoming.   Designed as a space to provide a working environment for families while children are able to play...

Counselor’s Corner: Little Children Big Losses

As a mom of an extroverted, spunky and fun child I am always learning. My kid knows more people than I do which I consider a big deal. We were in the library recently when he yelled out “Owen” to a random kid. I thought this child is making up...

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