10.24.17 A proud moment - the official ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce for The Family Center's new administrative offices in the media wing of The War Memorial.

 


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The Family Center: Resources for Families, Individuals and Professionals

Serving our community through programs and resources vital to today’s families.

Is it a Cold or the Flu?

Ask the Experts by Dr. Banu Kumar

Q: How can I tell the difference between a cold or the flu in my child? When should I be concerned?

A: As a parent, your first goal is always to get your child comfortable when they aren't feeling well. Then you begin to question how serious is this? Has anyone else been sick lately? Is this the flu or just a cold?

It can be difficult to tell the difference, because flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses. They can have the same sore throat, ...

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Digital Distractions: Phubbing

Ask the Experts by Dr. Lori Warner

Q: My husband told me I'm "phubbing" him. What does he mean??

A: The term Phubber combines "phone" and "snubber". But are you a Phubber?

Let's find out - here are a few of the indicators. Do you:

  • Check your phone during meals with others?
  • Check your phone during a lull in the conversation?
  • Glance often at your phone while talking to someone?
  • Place your cell phone where you can see it when with others?

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Online College Search Tools

Ask the Experts by Milissa Pierce, MA, LPC

Q: What are some good online tools to help with my college search?

A: There are many easy-to-use and useful tools that parents and students can use to aid in their college search. Most are free of charge and many will often help you personalize your search.

In the Grosse Pointe Public School system we use a tool called NAVIANCE which is an all-in-one tool that can not only help students search for colleges, but also compare themselves to other students ...

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Finding the Right College

Ask the Experts by Beth Walsh-Sahutske MA, LPC

Q: I think I should be doing something to prepare for college now that my son is in high school, but it feels a little overwhelming. Where do I begin?

A: Often when students are asked what they are looking for in a college they don't really know either. The best way to start is to physically get on college campuses - even if they are not the ones he is thinking of attending.

Locally, we are fortunate to have many easily accessible colleges to consider. ...

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Support for Survivors of Suicide Loss

Ask the Experts by The Family Center

Q: I lost a loved one to suicide and lately I've found myself feeling isolated and alone. Are there groups or activities where I can find others who are going through the same thing I am?

A: You are not alone. Suicide affects millions of people every year. There are active suicide support groups in many communities. Afsp.org/find-support and suicide.org both provide listings of various group options for your location.

Here in Grosse Pointe, a program planned ...

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