Parenting Archives - My Jewish Detroit

January 1, 2019

How to Raise an Adult

A conversation with best-selling author Julie Lythcott-Haims on the pitfalls of overparenting

Martha Goldberg
August 31, 2018

The Real Deal

She has the brains of an engineer, the heart of a social worker, the gentle soul of a Jewish educator . . . and the spunk and determination of a roller derby athlete (Detroit Roller Derby, #314). For her “derby-girl” role on the track, her three children fondly have given her the name “Mad-Eye” (a tribute to Harry Potter). In her leading role as Coordinator of The Jewish Fund Teen Board, Martha Goldberg has touched and changed hundreds of lives, bringing a new generation of social activists together to practice their skills in leadership and advocacy and leave their mark as grant- makers in service to the community.

July 1, 2018

Opening the Conversation on Youth Mental Health

Federation partners with agencies and service providers to launch community-driven campaign, "We Need to Talk"

May 31, 2018

Parent Whisperer in the Facebook Age

A former high school teacher, now a sought-after speaker and parenting expert as principal consultant at the MJ Fisher Group, Julie Fisher, M.Ed., is a trusted advisor to parents, school administrators, kids and teens on a variety of topics related to managing stress, social media and the pace of life online and off. Developing a new curriculum for resilience, Julie joins Federation’s Mental Health Initiative as an independent consultant and workshop leader.  To follow her work, visit We Need to Talk.

Erica Jones
March 1, 2018

Mom with a Mission

Never doubt the power of a Jewish mom determined to repair the world for a child in need of a loving home. This is Erika Jones:  An adoptive mom, a foster mom - a passionate and outspoken mom. In her professional role, Erika is an advocate for families and children in need at Judson Center. This is her remarkable story.  

January 1, 2018

Time for “The Talk?”

What Parents Should Know About Getting Through Puberty with Their Kids

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