Category Archives: Kids

Take Kids on Vacay

Miles Luke holding Rock edited

USA Today published an article on benefits of taking kids on vacation.

Having done a couple trips with kids, it sure ain’t easy at first but once you figure out what works – and what doesn’t – it’s a fun experience discovering new places together.

For me, the hardest part was finding the right activity/experience that both kids and adults can enjoy at the same time.  It’s harder than it sounds.  

Bringing along an iPad for kids to entertain themselves on road trips to and from – just like at home – certainly helps, too.

Equality for All Parents

Good news for parents that believe in equality in parenting.  

The State of Michigan House just passed a bill requiring “joint legal custody” except in cases of concern.  Michigan is now joining a growing list of other states (Iowa, Kentucky,  Missouri, South Dakota, Arkansas) that have started the process of changing their laws, each with variation, to reflect the new reality of shared parenting.   The fact this issue is now entering public discussion nationwide is a positive step forward for kids.

Parenting has changed dramatically over the past 40 years — both parents want equal access to their children.  Reform is needed to remove discretion from judges in child custody cases, said state Rep. Jim Runestad, who sponsored the legislation, also wrote this article.

“We have study after study of the benefits of shared parenting. It’s a tremendous benefit for the children.”

Read the entire article here on Detroit Free Press.