Parent Action for Healthy Kids® in the News Blog

As Parent Action for Healthy Kids® is all about disseminating information, when the information is about our organization we're proud to pass that along too. The following articles have appeared in print or web-based publications. We appreciate their promoting our important cause.

Dads Make a Difference

Research shows that Dads are an important influence on whether their teenagers become pregnant or cause a pregnancy. In many ways your behavior and the connecte… [Read More]

Heat Kills

Posted May 24th, 2013 Never Leave Children Alone in Parked Vehicles. On average, 38 children die in hot cars each year from heat-related deaths after being trap… [Read More]

Lansing workshop aims to take the sting out of the birds and the bees

How many sitcoms have we seen depicting bumbling parents and terrified children sitting down to have the dreaded “talk?” Pop culture really hasn’t helped make t… [Read More]

Lansing students helping to drive effort to reduce teen pregnancy

Written by Kathleen Lavey Apr. 24, 2013 In the bright-colored brochure displayed on his computer screen, Justin Griswold, a 15-year-o… [Read More]

Need help explaining the Boston explosions to your kids?

Posted April 16th, 2013 Parent Action for Healthy Kids is mourning the loss of those who were tragically killed during the Boston Marathon. Our thoughts and our… [Read More]

It’s Time to Talk to Your Kids About Sex

Posted April 13th, 2013 by Barb Flis, Parent Action for Healthy Kids and Becky Griesse, National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) As we talk about the role we… [Read More]

Michigan celebrates the Month of the Young Child: Make a different in the life of a child

Posted April 2nd, 2013 Month of the Young Child® Focus WeeksChildren’s early years are the foundation for growth and development. Children are constantly develo… [Read More]

When it comes to sex, what are teens really thinking?

Posted February 18th, 2013 Teens often crave privacy, roll their eyes when told what to do and can be less than truthful. These common teenage behaviors can mak… [Read More]

Parents Don’t Have to be Tech Savvy to Teach Kids Cyber Safety

Parents are often overwhelmed by the constant changes and advancements in technology. The truth is parents of teens and pre-teens don’t have to be tech savvy in… [Read More]

The Birds and The Bees Are Just The Start

By Robin Erb, Detroit Free Press Medical Writer… [Read More]

The Teen Brain is Under Construction: 5 Tips to Help Parents Get Their Teens Through Adolescence

Posted January 30th, 2013 The teen brain is mysterious. Parents often stand in disbelief as their teen’s behavior fluctuates from acting like a 22 year old one… [Read More]

Parent Action for Healthy Kids Announces the First Ever Sex Education Conference Exclusively for Parents

Parent Action for Healthy Kids, with support from the Michigan Department of Community Health and the Michigan Department of Education, is excited to announce t… [Read More]

5 Tips for Parents to Make the Holidays a Perfect Time for “The Talk” About Sex

Posted December 27th, 2012 Holidays are a perfect time for parents to start the conversation with their kids about sex. Gathering and connecting with loved ones… [Read More]

In Response to the Recent News in Newtown Parent Action for Healthy Kids Offers 3 Tips for Parents to Challenge the Status Quo on Mental Health Services

Parents everywhere feel helpless and vulnerable and share the grief of the Newtown, Connecticut community. The conversations heard speak of how this could have… [Read More]

5 Tips To Help Parents Discuss the Newtown, Connecticut Shooting Tragedy With Their Children

Posted December 14th, 2012 Parent Action for Healthy Kids is mourning the loss of those who were tragically killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Co… [Read More]

Need Help Talking to Your Kids About the Devastation of Hurricane Sandy?

Posted November 5th, 2012 Parents often try to filter what their children see and hear about devastating events like Hurricane Sandy, but no parent can shield t… [Read More]

3 Tips for Parents to Slow Down and Enjoy the Holidays

Posted November 29th, 2012 The rush of the holiday season is here, and there is so much to get done. Believe it or not, more can actually be accomplished by slo… [Read More]

Wayne State The Magazine: Barb Flis Changing Lives

Wayne State alumni are making a difference in their community through their work and volunteer activities. ALUMNI .WAYNE .EDU  SEPTEMBER  2012 | 13 BARB FLIS Li… [Read More]

Parent Action for Healthy Kids Releases 10 Things Parents Want Schools to Know

During the school year, and especially at back to school time, it’s not uncommon for parents to receive information regarding what they can do to improve their… [Read More]