Teaching Kids To Count Is Fine, But Teaching Them What Counts Is Best
“𝘛𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘬𝘪𝘥𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘦, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘴𝘵.”
Parents, our children get more from us than just our genetics! They get their values and priorities, which are taught from us.
We have to show them what to prioritize with our actions and words. And although this seems like it would come naturally, it is much easier said than done.
While things like academics, chores, and other responsibilities have their place at the top of the list, we also want to ensure that they prioritize those things that are external and intangible; hobbies, sports, passions. Things that excite them!
We want our children to be happy. That is what counts! I want you to ask yourself, what excites your children? And how can you make it more of a priority in their lives? Drop a 💙 in the comments below if you can relate!
Youth Empowerment – Learning and Innovation
Let’s give it up for our youth participants who had a blast during our Talent Tour event with Detroit Hives at the MSU-Detroit Partnership for Learning and Innovation (DPFLI) center! 🎉 We’re so proud of the 18 engaged youth from our Career Readiness program who…Read More
Women’s History Month – Inspiring Women
Happy Women’s History Month! 🎉 Today, we want to give a shoutout to Dionna Jackson, a woman who has been making a difference in the community since 2012. Dionna started with the Yunion as a Life Guide and now serves as The Yunion’s Executive Assistant.…Read More
Wellness Wednesday – Mental Health Awareness
Mental Health Awareness – Youth Mental Health: Myths, Misunderstandings, Missed OpportunitiesRead More
Social Media Awareness
Thank you @maxstossel for the phenomenal work you do around Social Media awareness. We had a great day of encouragement and learning about social media! Students, staff, and parents all had the opportunity to participate. Max shared comprehensive research about social media and its effects…Read More
Healthy Parenting – Boundaries
Parents 👋, Did you hear 👂 Mr. Ron is out here using the “B” word🤬 Yes, he is out here encouraging parents to establish…. BOUNDARIES! We know setting boundaries may seem like a daunting task, but trust us, it’s worth it! By establishing clear limits…Read More
Women’s History Month
Parents, it’s Women’s History Month! Have you heard of Wangari Maathai? She is the first African Woman tie win the Noble Peace Prize. Wangari Maathai was a Kenyan social, environmental and a political activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.…Read More
Parents Are Heroes
Parents 👋, we have partnered with Detroit Public Schools Community District and their Parent Engagement Conference. Join us March 28th from 8am-3pm at The Renaissance Center at the Detroit Marriot where our CEO Jason Wilson] will be one of the presenters. The goal of the…Read More
Wellness Wednesday – Parental Advisory and Intentional Parenting
Parental Advisory – Intentional ParentingRead More
Talk To ‘Em Tuesday – Talking Prompts for Parents to Engage Their Adolescent
Parents 👋, it’s “Talk to ‘Em Tuesday” 🗣️ Today’s talking prompt: “What is your favorite thing about yourself, and what is one thing about yourself that you want to work on?” This prompt can encourage your teenager to reflect on their strengths and weaknesses, and…Read More
Parenting Teens And Tweens – Allowing Abnormal Aggression To Escalate Can Be Harmful
Parents, did you know “Verbal aggression is common among adolescents, especially boys, due to hormonal changes and a desire for independence. However, if this behavior becomes abusive or turns into physical violence, it’s important to seek help. Allowing abnormal aggression to escalate can be harmful.…Read More
Students With Awareness & Goals – Stay Positive
Parents, hear what our students have to say about what they learned in their SWAG life skills sessions. “I learned so much from ‘swag’ today! Don’t give negativity to those who give you negativity” – stay positive! #swag #positivity #lifelessons #nofighting #staypositive #spreadloveRead More
Parenting Teenage Girls Is Not For The Faint Of Heart
Words from our Executive Director @mrsnicolewilson “Being a mom to a teenage girl is not for the faint at heart. Our girls begin forming into young women and can often become a mirror for ourselves- who we were, who we are and the in between…Read More
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