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The Family Center: Resources for Families, Individuals and Professionals

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Growing a Business Without Ignoring Your Family

Ask the Experts by Charmaine Johnson-Fuller

Q: I have so much I need to do between business and family, but I don't feel like I get anything meaningful accomplished even though I'm doing a lot. It's like I float from task to task with no focus. How can I structure my day, so I get the right things done and feel motivated and empowered doing it?

A: Running a business and operating a family is a challenge. It feels as though you're either ignoring your business or ignoring your family and feeling ...

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Play Central Offers Indoor Play Option for Little Ones

Q: My family just moved to this area from out of state and I don't know anyone yet. I have two toddlers and I would love to meet some other parents with children the same age. Do you have any options?

A: With two little ones keeping you busy it can be hard to get out to meet other people. Your neighbors may be good sources of information, ask about play groups or moms groups, etc. One great local choice many people don't know about, however, is Play Central. Play Central is a drop-in open play ...

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Coping with Grief and Loss in the Holiday Season

Ask the Experts by Peggy Nielsen

Q: Our family experienced the recent death of a loved one and now must turn around and face the holidays. How do I help my children celebrate the holidays while recognizing the "elephant in the room," that we are missing someone?

A: Grief can be overwhelming on any day, and especially difficult during the holidays. First, remember everyone's grief is unique to them. Encourage honesty about feelings and talk about what you want to do•or not do•for the ...

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Set the Right Tone when Talking with Your Teen

Ask the Experts by Lisa Kalinski

Q: I am worried that I am not setting the right tone in my home for open communication. I have a 13-year-old and hope that I'm not too late to change that as she moves further into the teen years?

A: It's not too late to work one better communication and trust with your children. We have a system called pro-active parenting that includes these seven key behaviors:

  1. Show interest in their activities, likes and dislikes
  2. Listen carefully to what your child says ...

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Get the Right Boot for Winter

Ask the Experts by David Gilboe

Q: With the winter fast-approaching, I worry about my parents walking on the snow and ice. Do you have any tips for getting them good boots that help with their stability?

A: You are right to be concerned as we all need to exercise caution when we're walking on slippery surfaces. Just like our vehicles need good tires to weather the challenges of winter, so do our feet.

A good pair of boots give us stability, keep us firmly connected to the ground, and offer ...

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