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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.

Cyber Bullying: Stop, Block and Tell

Ask The Experts: By Craig Anderson, Program Specialist, the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion

Q: I've heard a lot about bullying lately, I'm concerned as to how I can protect my children from cyber bullying?

A: "I hate you! Everyone else hates you! You should just die!"  Those hateful words have been shouted on playgrounds as long as we all can remember. But what if those words were in an email sent to your child or grandchild? What if they were sent to all her friends? What ...

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The Lake House: A gathering place for those touched by cancer

Individuals and families living with cancer on the east side will soon have a place to go for emotional and social support, information, enrichment and caring smiles.

Initial offerings at The Lake House include afternoon and evening support groups, social opportunities, and programs dealing with stress management. An evening education series will feature experts presenting topics of interest to individuals living with cancer, as well as those who care for and about them.

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Help with Ending 'Bedtime Battles'

Lori Warner, Ph.D., HOPE Center, Beaumont Center for Human Development, provides tips on ending bedtime battles.  

Q:  My 6-year-old son used to be a great sleeper. Since he started school, he says he needs an extra drink of water or that he is scared of monsters in his closet. He will not sleep unless I lie down with him.  

A: It's not uncommon for even the best sleepers to have trouble when routines change or big events are on the horizon. Many parents report that ...

Read more: Help with Ending 'Bedtime Battles'

   

About Teen Dating and Relationships

Ask the expert: Soroptimist International of Grosse Pointe

Q: What suggestions can you give me to guide my teenage daughters with dating?  Things have changed significantly since I was a teenager.  I try to guide them but they always say, "Mom you just don't understand!"  I really worry about both of them.

A:  Dating and intimate relationships are a normal part of growing up for many adolescents. Yet as teens form their first romantic relationships, they often are unclear about ...

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Help Children Grow to be Happy, Productive Adults

by Kim Steggles, M.A., L.L.P., Beaumont Parenting Program, provides insight into the questions often raised by parents.  

Q.  Parenting is so challenging.  How can my husband and I be effective parents while allowing our children to grow and develop into responsible adults?   We don't want to be overbearing, but we believe as parents we need to set boundaries and expectations.

A.  I couldn't agree more. One parenting theory, the 40 Developmental Assets, provides ...

Read more: Help Children Grow to be Happy, Productive Adults

   

Overcoming Mealtime Challenges with Simple Enjoyable Meals

by Dan Kellogg, Executive Chef, Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe

Q: Dinner time in our home is becoming a challenge now that my children, ages 7 and 9, have become such picky eaters. How can I ensure they are eating healthy, without having to prepare completely different meals to please everyone?

A:  Pleasing everyone can be tricky. Remember -- you know your children better than anyone.  When you discover they like something, prepare it different ways. If you find they like rice, try ...

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Mayo Clinic's New CPR Technique Video

Save a life with this continuous-compression, no mouth to mouth method that delivers a constant supply of blood to the brain. You'll have ten minutes to keep someone alive while EMS arrives.

   

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