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Today’s Tip

Being a supportive parent means having your child’s best interests at heart but also being present, involved, and helpful. It includes:
• actively encouraging them to do their best with school, their hobbies, and interests
• listening without judgment and seeking to understand their concerns and challenges
• acknowledging their achievements and supporting them through mistakes and challenges
• setting consistent expectations and consequences to help them to feel secure and able to predict outcomes
• treating them fairly and developing a trusting relationship.
The influence that you have over your child is more dependent on a trusting relationship than it is on how much authority you dish out and how many lectures you give. It may feel like they’re trying to push you away, but they’re actually trying to push themselves away from you to choose a direction in life, and to shape an identity for themselves as a separate, independent person.
Love, support, trust, and optimism from their family make them feel safe and secure and are powerful weapons against peer pressure, life’s challenges, and disappointments.
Your aim is to keep your child safe and to give them the foundations they need to do their best. At a minimum they need:
• to know they are loved for who they are, and that you are always there to support them
• an environment where basic needs such as a safe and healthy place to live, healthy food, and school supplies are made a priority
• protection and support to keep themselves safe from mental and physical abuse
• respect for their feelings and concerns
• acknowledgement of their milestones and achievements such as birthdays or first day at school
• respect for their friends, clothing, sports and music choices, and interests.

Friday Parent-Child Check-In

April 16, 2021
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STD Awareness month

April 14, 2021

Parent’s did you know that April is STD Awareness Month? Also, did you know?… Young people, between the ages of 15 to 24, account for 50% of all new STDs, although they represent just 25% of the sexually experienced population. Parents don’t wait until it’s…

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Catch your Child doing Something right

April 13, 2021

Amazing Parenting Tip To Try Now! “Catch your child doing something right.” At least once a day point out to your child something that he or she is doing right or well. Your child shouldn’t just hear you when you are correcting or reprimanding them.

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Friday Yunion Parent Check-In

April 9, 2021

Friday Yunion Parent Check-In with Mr.Ron Ironic Lee Jr.

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PARENTS DID YOU KNOW?

April 7, 2021

PARENTS, DID YOU KNOW? If youth adopt these behaviors, in sequence, as a youth, they risk only a 3% chance of living in poverty as adults: Graduate Work full-time Marry before having children This is called the “Success Sequence” Following this sequence overwhelming results in…

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YOU DID IT!

April 7, 2021

YOU DID IT! We are excited to share that you cast 52,865 votes to The Yunion at Target stores, and your support awarded us $1,941.50 in Target funds to help us continue serving youth and families. We wholeheartedly thank you for voting for us, believing…

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The Virtual Enrichment Academy

April 6, 2021

Good news parents for you and your child, we are bringing our Virtual Enrichment Academy back in the spring. Choose from one of three enrichment opportunities: Keys 2 Life (Mentoring Through Music Program) F.I.R.E (Future Influencers Reaching for Excellence) Tutoring/Academic Enrichment Students Can participate and…

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Parent’s Check-In

April 2, 2021

Friday Yunion Parent Check-In

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Opportunity For You

March 31, 2021

We’re looking to bring an Operations Coordinator on our team. You have the opportunity to be surrounded by a team that continually inspires you to reach the next level. Location: Detroit, MI Compensation: Commission with earning potential up to $55,000-$65,000/yr +benefits We’re looking for highly…

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Today’s Trip

March 30, 2021

Parents if we are being honest with ourselves we can not control our children. Our goal shouldn’t be to control them, but our goal should be to influence them. When we try to control them we take away their autonomy and when they are away…

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Good news parents for you and your child

March 28, 2021

Good news parents for you and your child, we are bringing our Keys 2 Life program back in the spring with a Workforce Development focus. So not only are they going to learn the technical skills of songwriting and music production your child will: Learn…

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Friday Yunion Parent Check-In

March 26, 2021
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Parents Did You Know?

March 24, 2021

Parents! Did You Know? While sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) affect individuals of all ages, STDs take a particularly heavy toll on young people. CDC estimates that youth ages 15-24 account for almost half of the 26 million new sexually transmitted infections that occurred in the…

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Tips To Raise Traumah Resilient Children

March 24, 2021

Every Wednesday in the month of March Dr. Shantale Johns gives parents tips to raise Traumah resilient children.

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Vote For The Yunion

March 23, 2021

If you are a member of Target’s Member’s Circle please take a moment and vote for our nonprofit, The Yunion! Target is awarding grants based on the percentage of votes a nonprofit receives! If you’re not a member, it only takes a couple of minutes…

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Good News Parents For You And Your Child

March 23, 2021

Good news parents for you and your child, we are bringing our Keys 2 Life program back in the spring with a Workforce Development focus. So not only are they going to learn the technical skills of songwriting and music production your child will: Learn…

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