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Parenting Moments monthly e-newsletter with resources, facts and fun for parents - presented by MPSI Healthier Urban Families (HUF) program - Beverly Weathington
Vol. 24: Creating Priceless Moments (finances) - March 2022
Vol. 23: Black History Month with Your Family - Feb 2022
Vol. 22: Child Trafficking Awareness - Jan 2022
Vol. 21: The Gift of Enjoyment - Dec 2021
Vol. 20: With Gratidude- Nov 2021
Vol. 19: Focus on Mental Health - Oct 2021
Vol. 18: Fall Forward - Sept 2021
Vol. 17: Back to School Edition - August 2021
Vol. 16: Summer Boredom Busters - July 2021
Vol. 15: Celebration TIme - June 2021
Vol. 14: Thinking of You: Support for Families:- May 2021
Vol. 13: Racial Justice: A Safe Place - April 2021
Vol. 12: Transitions: Tax Assistance, Getting Vaccines, Reading Awareness - March 2021
Vol. 11: It's All About You: Loving Who and What You Are - Feb. 2021
Vol. 10: 2021: The Reboot - Jan. 2021
Vol. 9: Home for the Holidays - Dec. 2020
Vol. 8: Thankful and Safe - Nov. 2020
Vol. 7: Fine Tuning Family Routines - Oct. 2020 
Vol. 6: Special Needs During COVID-19 - Sept.  2020
Vol. 5: Decisions, Education and Understanding - Aug. 2020
Vol. 4: Summertime Help for Families - July 2020
Vol. 3: Racial Identity & Media Exporsure - June 2020
Vol. 2: Mics. Resources During COVID: - May 8, 2020
Vol. 1: Covid- 19 Basic Needs - posted March 27, 2020

Parenting Guides (PDF) - presented by Healthier Urban Families program, created by Beverly Weathington, LMSW

Observing Black History Month - Feb 2022
Child Trafficking: Keeping our Children Safe - March 2022
Making Memories: Putting Enjoyment at the Top of Your List - Dec 2021 (typo on email, published as 2020)

Gratitude and Young Children - Nov 2021
Demystifying the Morning Rush - Sept 2021
Back to School 2021- Preparing your Family - August 2021
Bordom Buster: the Gift of Reading - July 2021
Jun 2021
May 2021
April 2021
The Gifet of Reading - March 2021
Self Love: A Vital Part of Parenting - Feb 2021
The Rebooting: Promote Familiy Harmony - Jan 2021
Making Memories: Putting Enjoyment at the Top of Your List - Dec 2020

Celebrations During Social Distancing

Bedtime Challenges

Self Care for Parents 

Indoor Family Fun

Routines and Schedules


The 5-a-Day Parenting Program is a resource available to you through the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child and Family Development! The program focuses on building children's school readiness.  It can all be done on a Smartphone.
Here is how it works: HERE

ALL young children sometimes exhibit challenging behavior.  Some children are more challenging than others. These children might have "strong wills" and need special parenting techniques to help promote their best behavior. During times of stress and change, children are more likely to be challenging by, for instance, whining, throwing tantrums, hitting, or not listening when we need them to do something. 

YouTube Video Library - - presented by Parenting Young Children-Check-up

The following videos teach strategies that parents can use to promote their children's best behavior and reduce challenging behavior. Think of these strategies in two ways: preventing challenging behavior and responding to challenging behavior. Put as much "preventing" in place as possible before moving into "responding." Like the old saying goes, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." 

Please direct questions to


Videos - Preventing Challenging Behaviors - video content created by Dr. Lucy McGoron

Using Labeled Praise: 

Special Playtime:

Effective Commands:

Family Rules:


Responding to Challenging Behavior

What if my child leaves the timeout chair?

Basic Needs for Metro Detroit Families

Accessing Essentials:

Fun & Educational Online Activities for Children