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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.

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 ...

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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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