Beth Walsh-Sahutske, vice president, The Family Center, addresses more than 200 attendees at the organization's annual fundraiser, HOLLYFEST, last Thursday at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. "The Family Center provides resources for life's issues at all ages and stages," said Walsh-Sahutske. "Our winter, 2018 free programming includes technology in the classroom, dementia, empathy in our youth, the role family plays in recovery and many more topics. As a mom and a school counselor, I see the need for information on these important and emerging topics every day."

The matching gift opportunity continues until December 31, 2017 - every dollar donated will be doubled, so make your year-end, tax-deductible contribution today!

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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?

Read more: Digital Distractions: Phubbing

 

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 ...

Read more: Online College Search Tools

   

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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What Parents Can do to Help their Child be Ready for Kindergarten

Ask the Experts by Kristen DeVooght and Dorothy Heitjan

Q: How can we as parents help our preschooler make a successful transition into kindergarten? Might you have some tips to share?

A: It is vital in the preschool years to provide your child with the experiences that will build the foundation for later success in school.

In order to help your child build this foundation, parents should provide:

Hands on experiences:
Dig, cook, build, paint and sculpt with your child. Activities like ...

Read more: What Parents Can do to Help their Child be Ready for Kindergarten

   

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