Tag Archives: Columns

Relationship Drama

How to deal with the end of a friendship in middle school “How is Maggie?” I asked my seventh grader one day on the way to soccer practice. “I don’t know,” she replied matter-of-factly. “You don’t know? How could you not know? Don’t you see her every day?” I was a little shocked by my

Turning to Instagram After Diagnosis

A Cerebral Palsy warrior raises awareness and spreads positivity online When almost-five-year-old Briella Naif took 35 steps––the most she’d ever done without her walker––thousands of people were cheering her on. Her mom, Caroline Naif, shared a video of the feat on their Instagram account, @briellandme, and encouraging comments from over 11,000 followers flooded in. Briella

Do You Know What a Juul Is? Why You Need To.

Vaping has been on the market for more than a decade, yet since 2015 Juul has become the most popular e-cigarette in the United States. Last December, the founders of Juul accepted a $12.8 billion cash investment from Altria, one of the nation’s largest cigarette makers, for a 35 percent stake. Now, according to Forbes,

Putting People First In Talking To Persons With Disabilities

Disability is part of daily life for many families in the United States, but their lives are more than the disabilities of them or their loved ones. People First Language offers one way to communicate that message. Alex Gossage, interim director of the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living (AACIL), said People First Language is