Stories tagged: "children"


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‘We Owe It to Them’: She’s Fully Vaccinated, But Masks to Protect Kids

Allison Alexander sees a lot of kids at work, and despite being vaccinated against COVID, she masks to keep them safe. And she thinks other Michiganders should too.

‘We Couldn’t Afford It’: Childcare Costs Are Upending Michigan Moms’ Lives. What Can Fix the Problem?

The cost of childcare is reaching a breaking point and exacting a mental toll. “I don't think that having children should only be for the wealthy and that's kind of how I feel right now,” said Julie Groce, a Grand Blanc mom. 

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20 Sites Helping Michigan Families Ease Students Back to School

We’ve compiled a guide of need-to-know information and resources for childcare and returning to school in 2021. 

Michigan kids will be able to avoid jail time for petty offenses like curfew violations and missing homework, courtesy of a new state law.
Michigan’s New Criminal Justice Reforms Aim to Protect Children

The new legislation will keep kids out of prison for violations like a failure to complete homework.

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How to Discuss the Traumatic Events on the Capitol With Kids and Process It as a Family

What to know to help your kids process traumatic events as you might be struggling to process them yourself.

Virtual learning opportunities abound for children of all learning abilities. (Shutterstock)
Tips to Make Virtual Learning Work for Your Neurodiverse Child

Michigan mom and therapist Erica Carulli advocates for creating an impactful learning environment for all.