Ask The Expert Series

Join experts 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays in March for informal talks addressing common concerns for children. You’ll even have a chance to get your questions answered — all at no charge.

Wed., March 2 — Spirit of Giving
6:30 p.m. at the Grosse Pointe Academy, 171 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms

Presenter: Alicia Carlisle, community service coordinator
Plant the Spirit of Giving seed with your family. Learn how you and your family can give back to the community as Alicia Carlisle, community service coordinator, Grosse Pointe School System shares service opportunities. Many local, non-profit groups will also share a brief message about their mission and their volunteer opportunities.

Wed., March 9 — Simple, Enjoyable Family Meals
6:30 p.m. at the University of Liggett School, 1045 Cook Road, Grosse Pointe Woods

Presenters: Dan Kellogg, executive chef, and a Beaumont Hospital nutritionist, Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe Gain inspiration and ideas on how to end food battles at the family dinner table. A Beaumont nutritionist provides nutritional information and recipes featured in a cooking demonstration by executive chef Dan Kellogg.

Wed., March 23 — End Bedtime Battles
6:30 p.m. at Assumption Nursery School, 22150 Marter Road, St. Clair Shores

Presenter: Lori Warner, Ph.D., HOPE Center, Beaumont Center for Human Development
Tired of waking up with kids’ elbows in your face? Spending way too much time negotiating that “one last drink” of water? Join us for an overview of common bedtime “battles” and a road map for handling them!

Wed., March 30 — 40 Developmental Assets
6:30 p.m. at Assumption Nursery School, 22150 Marter Road, St. Clair Shores

Presenter: Kim Steggles, M.A., L.L.P, program coordinator, Beaumont Parenting Program
The 40 Developmental Assets* are building blocks which ensure that all children are healthy, caring and productive. As a parent, you can and should be the most influential asset builder in your child’s life. In this workshop, you will learn simple techniques for building these assets on a daily basis.

Questions & RSVP: The Family Center 313.432.3832 or

*Grosse Pointe Public Schools has approved 40 Developmental Assets for staff development hours. Harper Woods School District has approved all presentations for staff development hours. Staff please remember to sign the attendance sheet at the door to receive credit.

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