Stories tagged: "children"


This image taken from video provided by the Michigan Senate shows Sen. Mallory McMorrow speaking on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The Michigan lawmaker, mother and LGBTQ rights backer who was falsely accused of wanting to "groom' kids" by a Republican colleague drew widespread praise for defending herself in a 5-minute speech from the Senate floor. McMorrow, who has not gotten an apology, said she will not stop forcefully addressing such attacks. (Michigan Senate via AP)
EXCLUSIVE POLL: Americans Reject GOP’s Attacks Targeting Teachers and LGBTQ People as ‘Groomers,’ Oppose Anti-LGBTQ Policies

Voters overwhelmingly reject groups or individuals that describe teachers and LGBTQ people as “groomers.” They also broadly oppose politicians’ most extreme anti-trans measures. However, Republican lawmakers have introduced more than 300 bills nationwide targeting LGBTQ individuals.

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4 Questions You Should Ask Your Kids in 2022 to Understand Their Mental Health 

Michigan mom and mental health expert Erica Carulli shares four simple prompts to make talking about mental health with your children easier and more impactful.

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‘Blessed to Have a Business’: Michigan Childcare Center Owner Opens Up About Pandemic

Michigan childcare centers are receiving funds to help them operate and retain employees during a time when they're desperately needed.

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Help for the Holidays: A Michigan Family’s Guide to Pandemic Assistance

The holidays aren't always easy. If you're in need of a helping hand, these resources can provide assistance with food, utilities, and even toys.

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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.