How to raise a child who cares

Ever worry that your kid is a jerk? Or wish they’d send a thank-you note without your forcing them to do it? Empathy can be developed and encouraged in young people. Psychiatrist Daniel Siegel and social worker Tina Payne Bryson explain how. When your toddler conks you on the head with a Tinkertoy and then…

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Ending a marriage, with grace and respect

Christina Chung Yes, you can have a successful divorce, says relationship therapist Esther Perel. The first step? Writing goodbye letters to each other. Our culture views divorce as a failure, and even more so when it is precipitated by an infidelity. Longevity is seen as the ultimate indicator of marital achievement, but plenty of people…

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Know what to look for – Stop Human Trafficking

The Michigan State Police (MSP) is increasing its efforts to raise awareness of human trafficking occurring in Michigan. As part of the increased effort, and with grant funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, the MSP has developed a video for in-home technicians to assist these workers in identifying possible human…

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Protection Orders – Part 3: A Basic Guide to Peace Bonds

Peace Bonds can help protect you against anybody who makes you feel threatened.  A Peace Bond is a protection order made in the criminal court system by a judge, or justice of the peace. Protection Orders are decisions by a judge that put restrictions on someone’s behaviour. Orders are legally binding, which means they have to be followed.  It…

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