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Jackson freshman Kim Pety studies Tuesday in a hallway outside of French Auditorium in the new Education and Human Services building. "Its comfortable, there are lots of places to study and its warmer than other buildings" Pety said.

College Getting Closer? Make the Transition Easier By Communicating Today

Transitioning to college can be difficult for both teens and parents. Freshmen are dealing with a whole new world, more intense academic pressure and living away from home for the first time. Parents are also transitioning to a different dynamic at…

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Where to play when the rain won’t go away

Spring is here. You can FINALLY get out and enjoy the weather. But what do you do when the rain washes out your  plans? Here are some ideas to have some fun, for free, and stay dry. Belle Isle Aquarium:…

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Balancing motherhood and career, a Twitter chat with TheLoop21

Is it possible for women to balance motherhood and career?  Are women who chose career over family selfish, or is the opposite true?  Do women have to put their careers on hold once children arrive? As part of their celebration…

Teaching kids healthy eating habits early leads to a healthier future

Since my son was born he has been called a string bean. He has always been in the 90th percentile for height and the 10-15th percentile for weight. Long and lean. He has been growing right on track and along…

Parenting in the age of Narcissism: Are you setting your child up for failure?

Self-esteem is critical to the development of a child’s sense of worth. As a parent for over 17 years, I’ve tried to nurture a healthy sense of self-esteem in my son without going overboard. It’s been challenging to raise a…

Balancing interior and exterior beauty a struggle for teenagers

“You really did me an injustice, raising me to believe that,” my 17-year-old son recently told me. We were discussing his new gym membership and his need to be more physically active. “I really feel that you weren’t honest when telling me…

For kids, it’s never too early to learn the importance of being active

When I was growing up, we played outside for hours. We would play from sunrise until dinner time. It didn’t matter — if it was sunny, we were riding our bikes. If it was rainy, we were splashing in puddles. If…

Imagination Library early childhood literacy program growing across Michigan

Each month, I receive what I consider to be a great example of high-impact philanthropy in my mailbox. Two, actually. There I find two free books — one addressed to each of my sons — meant to encourage early childhood…

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Eating disorders on the rise in children

Information remains to be prevalent about eating disorders in adults and, on the flip side, the obesity epidemic in America.  However, slipping slightly under the radar is the increasingly high percentage of childhood eating disorders.  The focus has remained consistent…

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