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How Men Lose the Respect of Their Families – BMC on Fatherly

Fatherhood and the respect of their families is a conversation that has been changing recently in the face of new research and social dynamics.  Carrie Krawiec, a family therapist at the BMC, was recently interviewed to discuss the topic of how fathers commonly lose the respect of their families, through obvious reasons (such as infidelity, … Read more

Financial infidelity more common than you think

Relationship infidelity isn’t limited to only physical or emotional infidelity.  Researchers are finding an increasing form of infidelity includes breaking family budgets, accruing massive hidden debt, and making huge purchases without prior discussion or approval from the other partner.  In fact, financial website, The Ascent, found that in a survey, over 71% of respondents reported … Read more

mSpy Interviews Carrie Krawiec from the BMC

Carrie Krawiec, LMFT at the Birmingham Maple Clinic, was recently featured in an interview on mSpy.com. In it, they discuss major issues affecting children today, such as video game addiction, cyberbullying, and social media, as well as some tips on recognizing harmful habits and behaviors as kids spend more and more time online. Here is … Read more

Preparing a child for kindergarten and success throughout school – BMC on The Oakland Press

Lori Edelson, LMSW, ACSW, BCD, LMFT, and owner of the Birmingham Maple Clinic, was recently featured on The Oakland Press to discuss tips for preparing your child for kindergarden, and how doing so can prepare them with useful skills that will help them throughout their school career. She notes that good habits like exposure to … Read more

How to Handle Parents Who Behave Poorly at Kids’ Sporting Events – BMC on Michigan Mom Living

Daniel P. O’Neil, MA, LLP at the Birmingham Maple Clinic, was recently featured on Michigan Mom Living to explain tactics for dealing with bad behavior from kids sporting events…not from the kids, but from the parents. Daniel describes the increase in competitiveness and elite, “winning is everything” attitudes that are taking over kids’ recreational sports, … Read more

Keep your child learning during summer – BMC on 2wired2tired

Carrie Krawiec, licensed LMFT at the Birmingham Maple Clinic, was recently tapped by blog 2wired2tired for advice on how to keep children stimulated and learning in the summer.  Read the article she wrote below! While the absence of chaotic mornings and hectic school schedules can be a relief for both parents and kids, research shows … Read more

BMC Participates in Kadima’s Movie Night for a Screening of “Inside Out”

On Thursday August 25, 2016 Birmingham Maple Clinic participated in Kadima’s Movie Night at Beverly Park. Kadima, provider of comprehensive residential, therapeutic and social services to people with mental health needs, hosted a family-friendly evening featuring Disney Pixar’s 2015 film “Inside Out.” “Inside Out” is the story of an adolescent girl trying to cope with … Read more

BMC Welcomes Dr. Deanna Lites of WWJ 950 Radio

Birmingham Maple Clinic welcomed local reporter Dr. Deanna Lites of WWJ 950 to the clinic this morning for a round of interviews with a variety of clinic staff on topics that affect children, adults, couples and families. Birmingham Maple Clinic therapists discussed infidelity, financial infidelity, boundaries, sexual addiction, reducing addictive online or computer behavior in kids, reducing the impact … Read more

November is National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month. According to the Caregiver Action Network (caregiveraction.org) the theme for 2015 is “RESPITE: Care for Caregivers”. An estimated 44 million adults serve as caregivers in the United States. Caregiving is a stressful job that requires empathy, patience and reliability. Caregiving typically occurs within immediate families, without compensation and can … Read more

Author Debra Jay Discusses Recovery and Her New Book “It Takes a Family” at BMC

On January 16, 2015 Birmingham Maple Clinic welcomed renowned author and interventionist Debra Jay for a lecture on Structured Family Recovery and her newest book It Takes A Family. Debra shared the principles that guide Structured Family Recovery. She also informed the staff of the statistics and empirical data that support this work. She shared information about relapse and … Read more

What New Moms Should Delegate to Friends and Family – BMC on Mom.me

BMC’s Carrie Krawiec was recently featured on Mom.me, a blogging and news site for all things concerning moms and parents. They recently did an image blog on tips for properly managing the flurry of tasks required for a new baby and delegating responsibly, and Carrie’s tip was to Be Specific. Here’s an excerpt below, and … Read more