Struggles To Success
As promised, here’s another post showing my struggles to success so that my beloved millennials won’t be deceived by this Kool Aid culture (i.e. just add water and wah-lah success).
Today my family planned to start our staycation and tonight is our nonprofit The Yunion’s annual Staff & Volunteer Appreciation Day and we were all meeting up for dinner. Unfortunately the alarm system on our newly acquired building was not functioning properly, so I had to stay here until “help” arrived. Thank you Guardian Alarm for going above and beyond to make sure our building is secure, so that we can continue renovating it to soon serve Metro Detroit youth and families!
Hey parents, did you know…? 🤔 𝟏 𝐢𝐧 𝟒 𝐡𝐢𝐠𝐡 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐯𝐚𝐩𝐞 𝐨𝐫 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐞-𝐜𝐢𝐠𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐝𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐲. In 2021, 11.3% (1.72 million) of high school students and 2.8% (320,000) of middle school students reported current e-cigarette use. Among current e-cigarette users, 43.6%…Read More
Our children desire a connection with us as their parents. Spending uninterrupted one-on-one quality time reduces tension and unwanted behaviors. Although we see our kids often (some more than others), we may not be spending the time that fosters deep connection. It is…Read More
“𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐈𝐬 𝐀 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐀𝐫𝐞 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬” Parents, it’s important to understand that we are our children’s biggest influencers! They learn more from us than teachers, friends, social media, the list goes on. We are teachers indirectly and…Read More
𝘏𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘋𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘈𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘗𝘳𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘮? This program will provide virtual STEM-based sessions that expose students to drone technology and other sophisticated technologies via virtual platforms. These platforms use project-based designs dedicated to preparing and introducing participants to in-demand employment opportunities.…Read More
“𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘯 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦, 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Happy MLK Day everyone. We hope you are able to rest and enjoy time with your loved ones today. 💙 As we reflect on the life and legacy of…Read More
𝐒𝐞𝐥𝐟-𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐞’𝐬 𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬, 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐞𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐨𝐫𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬. This includes managing stress, delaying gratification, motivating yourself, and setting and working toward personal and academic goals. By continuing to support your teen’s self-management growth, you can…Read More
So much of our children’s lives take place away from their parents. This is a natural occurrence, as it’s part of their growing independence; 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯. The teenage years can be turbulent times,…Read More
“𝘕𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘥𝘰 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘯 𝘪𝘴 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘥. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘮 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘶𝘴, 𝘩𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘦𝘺𝘦𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘥𝘰𝘮 𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘴, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘥𝘰 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘥.” 💙 Parents, we often think are children are not listening, but they…Read More
Hey parents! Did you know this…? 🤔 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘪𝘨𝘨𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘭𝘶𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘵𝘦𝘦𝘯’𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦! Even though you may feel your child pulling away or eager for more independence, deep down they still want you involved. A strong bond…Read More
𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴, 𝘥𝘪𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸…? Only 1 in 4 (27%) teens ages 15 to 17 have ever had sex. Teen births in the US have declined over the last 20 years to the lowest level ever recorded, but still more than 86,000 teens…Read More
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