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Social Skills For Kids: 5 Things Parents Can Do to Build Them at Home – BMC on Fatherly

Jessica Garrett, director of the Center for Psychological Assessment at Birmingham Maple Clinic, was recently featured on Fatherly.com to offer tips on how parents can help kids develop social skills, even while on lockdown at home.  She notes that doing things like scheduling small, controlled “hangouts”, reading a lot (and having them think critically about … Read more

Failure to Launch Seminar – Jerome Price

On June 19, 2020, Jerome Price, Director of the Michigan Family Institute, presented an inservice training seminar for the clinical staff of Birmingham Maple Clinic about Failure To Launch; young adults who resist leaving home.   This was the first inservice training seminar presented remotely on Zoom since the pandemic of COVID-19 resulted in the clinic … 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

How to emotionally prepare your child for college life – BMC on WXYZ

College is a major transition time for your kids – it’s the first time they’re leaving “the nest”, and are suddenly strapped with new responsibilities like managing finances and rigorous courses, and many college students report that they weren’t emotionally prepared for college. Lori Edelson, LMSW, ACSW, BCD, LMFT, and owner of the Birmingham Maple … 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

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