Parent Dashboard for School Transparency
Filled with important school-level information that parents and others say they want to know about Michigan public schools, including charter schools.
Common Sense Media
For parents and educators, Common Sense Media is filled with reviews, guides, and advice to modern media, including movies, television, and book content.
Children’s Literature Web Guide
Contains lists of award-winning books for diverse ages and subjects.
Family and Home Network
Supports stay-at-home parents with a community for articles and discussions.
Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE)
Contains statewide information and referral service for families interested in adopting children from foster care, and for adoption workers looking for homes for these children.
Provides pertinent articles, local activity calendars and a message board for Metro Detroit parents.
Bedtime the Ultimate Battle by Melissa Guida-Richards
Sleep is something all humans need, but at a point in every baby's life, they will refuse to sleep like it's their job. That leads to very exhausted parents and caregivers. Bedtime, the Ultimate Battle is written from the realistic perspective of a mom in the trenches just like you. (And you, too, Dad.) It will provide you with dozens of easy, budget-friendly ways to help get your baby to sleep, gathered from the most recommended parenting books, blogs, and viral posts
Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman
After moving to Paris and having a baby, former Wall Street Journal reporter Druckerman noticed that French women just weren't that uptight about child-rearing issues. Meanwhile, French children turned out to be well behaved but hardly repressed. Druckerman investigated and discovered that French parents are in some ways deeply strict and in some ways surprisingly permissive-no beat-the-odds enrichment classes at age three.
Helping Your Anxious Teen by Sheila Achar Joseph
Written by a psychologist and expert on adolescent anxiety, this book is an essential how-to guide for parents, showing how their own behavior can either help or exacerbate their teen's symptoms, and outlining specific skills parents can use to support their child. Readers will learn that when it comes to anxiety, simple interventions can make a big difference in how teens manage their feelings.
Mama You are Enough by Claire Nicogossian
Mothers are struggling with the challenging and unexpected emotions that surface during their journey through motherhood. In the confines of a safe, judgment-free space, they share about the heavy guilt they carry from losing control and yelling at their children; the crippling fear that they are failing their families; and the exhaustion of juggling work, home, and family. In this breakthrough book, Dr. Claire sheds light on these shadow emotions and provides a path to thriving joy, inner calm, and radiant confidence. Drawing upon her own experiences of raising four children and many years of counseling mothers as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Claire shares practical tips, strategies, and encouragement to help women in all stages of motherhood.
Montessori Toddler by Simone Davies
Using the principles developed by the educator Dr. Maria Montessori, Simone Davies shows how to turn life with a “terrible two” into a mutually rich and rewarding time of curiosity, learning, respect, and discovery. With hundreds of practical ideas for every aspect of living with a toddler, here are five principles for feeding your child’s natural curiosity, from “Trust in the child” to “Fostering a sense of wonder.”
Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline
If you want to raise kids that who are self-confident, motivated, and ready for the real world, take advantage of the win-win approach to parenting. Your kids will win because they'll learn responsibility and the logic of life by solving their own problems. And you'll win because you'll establish healthy control -- without resorting to anger, threats, nagging, or exhausting power struggles.
The Pediatrician's Guide to Feeding Babies and Toddlers by Anthony Porto
All Your Questions about Feeding, Answered. This first-of-its-kind guide provides practical, easy-to-follow advice to help you navigate the nutrition issues, medical conditions, and parenting concerns that accompany feeding. With recipes, parenting stories, and recommendations based on the latest pediatric guidelines, this book will allow you to approach mealtime with confidence so you can spend more time enjoying your new family.
Retro Toddler: more than 100 old-school activities to boost development by Anne H Zachary
Research shows that the best way for toddlers to learn is through daily, active play and Retro Toddler includes more than 100 fun, "old-school" toddler activities that promote the development of language, motor and social skills. The book includes detailed instructions for developmentally stimulating, screen-free toys that parents and toddlers can make together out of everyday household items.
Sunny Side Upbringing by Maria Dismondy
Parent educator Maria Dismondy took her greatest advice, research, ideas, activities, and educational resources from over the last 20 years and put them down on paper for us all to benefit from. The result is a month-by-month parenting resource (kind of like “a parent's best friend”) that is loaded with enriching content that fosters creative parent-child interactions rooted in the values that matter most to you.
The Whole Brain Child by Daniel Siegel
Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson demystify the meltdowns and aggravation, explaining the new science of how a child's brain is wired and how it matures. Complete with clear explanations, age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles, and illustrations that will help parents explain these concepts to their children.
Oakland County Child Care Council
The mission of the Council is coordinating and developing quality child care and related resources for families and caregivers.
GSRP and Head Start
Enrollment is based on income, family need, and availability for both free programs
For Little People
49335 Wainstock St. Wixom MI 48393
Foundations for Learning Preschool
620 N. Wixom Rd. Wixom, MI 48393
Rosebrook Child Development Center
48200 W 12 Mile Rd. Wixom, MI 48393
Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.
Digital books and read-alongs for kids. The website includes picture books, graphic novels, chapter books, and more. In addition there are puzzles and games available. This site is aimed at kids in grades K-6.
Scholastic Kids Home Base includes educational games featuring some of your kids favorite book characters and series.