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Counselor’s Corner: Developing Healthy Friendships

At a young age, our kids are influenced by their peers but even before their peers have clout we set the stage for their social and emotional engagement.  I have been doing a lot of work in the field of anti-bullying, relational aggression and friendship. As a therapist, these topics are of interest to my client base and unfortunately, unhealthy… 

Why Black History Month Should be Celebrated with your Children…Even if They Are Not Black

Black History month was always a big deal to me…well not always. I first recall caring about it when I was in 1st grade and my librarian filled our modest library with photos of Diana Ross, Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King Jr., Stevie Wonder and Jackie Robinson. I knew Diana Ross because my grandmother was the original supremes fan girl… 

Playing Nice

My two year old told me that daddy worked at the “Blue Oval” he smiled widely, and he added that “Daddy makes the cars”. That is correct my toddler has an understanding to some degree of what his father does for a living. He then told me that I work at a building. When I asked him what do I… 

Playing Nice

Metro Detroit Mommy Blogger: Tara Michener, MA, LPC, NCC And author of “The Who I Am Series” and Teen Books By Tara My two year old told me that daddy worked  at the “Blue Oval” he smiled widely, and he added that “Daddy makes the cars”. That is correct my toddler has an understanding to some degree of what his… 

Tips for Dealing With Those “Not So Merry” Christmas Feelings

Metro Detroit Mommy Blogger – Tara Michener – www.taramichener.com The speakers at the shopping mall remind you that this is the most wonderful time of the year. The retail ads echo the fact that in order to make your child happy and joyful it is necessary to purchase things that you may not be able to afford. You are missing your… 

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