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Sweet Dreams: How to Establish Bedtime Routines

A good night’s sleep is a key component of good health. Quality sleep has been shown to reduce stress and boost immune systems. But...

Let’s Encourage More Children to Play with Dolls

When my husband and I were expecting our second son, we bought our toddler son a lifelike baby doll. He learned how to hold...

The Truth About Tablets and Toddlers

Infants need a lot of care, from feeding and bathing to countless diaper changes. But do babies need tablets? Manufacturers have been marketing “Baby’s...

Tips for a Sensory Sensitive Halloween

Costumes, Halloween parties with sugary treats, trick-or-treating, and spooky decorations are fun and exciting for most kids, but for a child with Sensory Processing...

Free Events Around Ann Arbor in September

Friday, Sep. 1 First Fridays Ypsilanti September is the Festival of the Pollinators in Ypsilanti. Visitors and residents alike are invited to explore area businesses to...

Tween Hangouts in the Ann Arbor Area

By William J. Whitford and Dr. Alyssa Whitford  With the start of school, your tween may be looking for ways to make the most out...

Long-Term Breast Milk Storage Revolutionized by Milkify

Breast milk, nature's perfect infant food, is universally celebrated for its unmatched nutritional profile. It's a powerhouse, providing infants with essential nutrients tailored for...

When Kids Reject Sports: Keeping Kids Active When They Avoid Team Sports

Team sports are a great way to keep kids active but not all kids enjoy playing them. When kids avoid team sports, parents look for other ways their children can continue to be healthy and active. How can you get your kids moving around when they aren’t part of a sports team?

Sensory Friendly Experiences and Activities in the Ann Arbor Area

If you or your child has sensory processing issues, you know how overwhelming everyday life can be. Your child may become over-stimulated by smell,...

Mott Recognized as the #1 Children’s Hospital in Michigan

“I drive in to work every day and I can’t wait to get there," shares Luanne Thomas Ewald, Chief Operating Officer at the University...

Introducing the Innovator Behind Mott’s New Technology for Kids

Connor Rivera's remarkable journey began in 2018 when he crossed paths with J. J. Bouchard, C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital’s Manager of Therapeutic Gaming...

Local Summer Job Opportunities for Teenagers

As the excitement of summer approaches, so does the need to keep kids busy. For high schoolers, finding a summer job may be a...