Stories tagged: "family"


Making your conversation partner feel heard is important to change their mind.
10 Tips to a Civil Conversation—and Actually Changing Someone’s Mind

Family get-togethers can be contentious, especially when dinner time turns into a free-for-all debate with your kooky uncle from away. But our democracy was founded on our ability to have productive debates over pertinent issues.

Let’s face it. With all that’s going on in the world, we need to look forward to something.
Eight Ways Michiganders Can Celebrate the Little Things in Life 

In the midst of it all, it can be easy to drift into autopilot without having anything to celebrate. So, here’s Nicole Collier's challenge for Michigan: Find something to celebrate every day.

There are plenty of fun and cheap things you can do with your kids before the cold weather makes its return to Michigan.
Cheap (and Fun) Things to Do With Kids Before Summer Ends

Nicole Collier shares a few fun and cheap things you can do with your kids before the cold weather returns.

Also known as adventurous play or child-led play, risky play is most simply defined as play that is thrilling and exciting, and that also involves uncertainty, or risk of injury.
Easy Ways for Michigan Parents to Create Adventurous Play for Kids

At first glance, the phrase “risky play” may sound absolutely terrifying. But according to many childhood development experts, it’s a huge part of your kiddo’s healthy development.

The University of Michigan relocated its Museum of Natural History to the Biological Sciences Building in 2019. (Courtesy/U-M)
Free Tickets: 20+ Michigan Museums Friendly for Both Family and Budget

Michigan has plenty of budget-friendly options for experiential learning— including free museums. 

4 Simple Things you Can Do to Occupy Bored Kids This Summer

I’m a stay-at-home mom. I feel like I JUST wiped the tears of sadness from my face after sending my one and only child to kindergarten. I was JUST wondering how I was going to manage a new life of flying solo. And now, in the blink of an eye, class has been dismissed for...

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Mental Health Hotline for Moms Launched Nationwide to Support New and Expecting Mothers

anxiety or other mental health concerns to have confidential conversations and get the support they need," HHS Administrator Carole Johnson said in a statement.