GRCC In the News, 7-18-19

Michigan’s Best takes a look at Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford 2019

July 17, 2019; MLive

ROCKFORD, MI — On the eve of participating in her first Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford, a community charity event to raise money and raise awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Anessa Fehsenfeld — not really knowing much about the disease — received a phone call that changed her family’s life forever.

… Tyler (Fehsenfeld), who is now 19, is doing a summer internship and studying web development and graphic design at Grand Rapids Community College.

Mow Me Over: How Lawnmower Parenting is Hindering the Next Generation

July 17, 2019; West Michigan Woman

We’re all familiar with the overbearing whir of helicopter parents—always nearby, ready to protect with high levels of behavioral control and warm affirmations and defined as “a parent who takes an overprotective or excessive interest in the life of their child or children.”

… “In the 23 years I have been teaching, parents seeking to remove obstacles from their child’s path has become more commonplace—perhaps because it’s much easier for parents to reach out through cellphone or email than before the digital age,” said Jennifer Reynolds, Jenison Public Schools and Grand Rapids Community College teacher.

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