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In our busy lives, it's easy for adults to forget the importance of kindness—much less kids, who are focused on playing with friends or their new iPad app. Yet even the smallest act of kindness makes us happier. According to recent studies, when we're kind to another person, we feel more optimistic and positive. Read more...

Take One for the Team

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 05:05
Do you know a youth basketball player who is committed to teamwork and lives a healthy, active life? He or she could win a once-in-a-lifetime experience for their team at the Detroit Pistons game on March 19, 2017. Read more...

The Right to Play

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 07:41
Loud noises, bright lights and crowded spaces: Individuals affected by autism face a number of challenges in public. The Grand Rapids Children's Museum (GRCM), however, believes everyone has the right to play—and that right extends to those affected by autism. Read more...

Homeschooling: Is It for My Child?

Wednesday, 28 December 2016 04:41
Now, more than ever, our children face a number of potential challenges in their education. Any number of obstacles may be "working against" them: learning disabilities, bullying, anxiety, special needs, physical illnesses, short-term crises or simply being labeled as "too smart" (aka eccentric) to fit in with their peers. Read more...

Safe Sleep for a Long Winter's Nap

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 04:20
'Twas the night before Christmas ... and if you or someone in your family are settling your baby down for a long winter's nap while you're traveling for the holidays, it's important to make sure there's always a safe space for your baby to sleep. Read more...

Help Your Child Make Healthy Cafeteria Choices

Wednesday, 07 December 2016 04:50
The school cafeteria environment gives children the opportunity to expand their palate, sample unfamiliar foods and learn to make healthy food choices independently. Read more...

You Better Watch Out!

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 09:29
Santa Claus is coming to West Michigan! Leave the malls for shopping and crying children. If you're looking to catch a glimpse of Santa (and some of his reindeer) this holiday season, check out these events near you. Read more...

10 Tips for Handling Picky Eaters

Wednesday, 09 November 2016 07:24
Your daughter won't eat her carrots because they touched her mashed potatoes, and she won't eat her entire meal if a single green pea appears on her plate. Your son will only eat peanut butter sandwiches. (A few days ago, he would only eat bananas.) Your twins are interested in doing anything at the dinner table except for eating. Read more...

Severe Weather: Be Prepared

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 05:54
Severe weather and other emergencies can strike with little or no warning—and your family may not be together when it does. How will you get to safe place? How will you contact one another? How will you get back together? It's important to have emergency plans in place, so your family knows what to do if a disaster strikes. September is National Preparedness Month, and there's no better time to plan for emergencies. Read more...

The Back to School Shuffle

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 00:00
The end of August means summer is coming to an end and children will be going back to school. For divorcing families, that might mean uncertainty as to where the child/children will go to school. Read more...
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