Prevention through Parenting

 Coming Up at BBFA

Upcoming Programs

Growing from Adversity: Letting Your Kids Fall Down to Succeed - January 13, 2015 at 10:00am.  Presented by Dr. Bernie Les at the Gary M. Doyle Center.  Learn how to provide your child guidance and support while accepting the fact that growth comes from allowing your child to face adversity.  We will cover why kids need to feel discomfort, why failure is important, the importance of experiencing consequences, the link between success and failure, parental perceptions of failure, coping, power and responsibility, crisis and opportunity and what parents can and should do to support their children and what crosses the line.

Your Teen's Digital Footprint and it's Effect on their Future - January 28, 2015 at 10:00am.  Presented by Julie Fisher, M.Ed. at BBFA's office. Click on the title above for details.  This program is a must for parents with kids on social media before they apply to college, for jobs or look for internships.  

How Boys Become Men - February 3, 2015 at 10:00am.  Presented by Ted Braude at the Gary M. Doyle Center.  Join us for a presentation by renowned boy expert, Ted Braude, as he discusses how to parent boys to grow into the men they are meant to be

Thank you for your support of BBFA and we look forward to seeing you at programs in the fall!

School Representatives - there is information for you on our school rep page - click here to access.  

E-Cigarette Legislation Update

The proposed HB 4997and SB 667-668 has passed and is awaiting the Governor’s signature. The bills define e-cigarettes as "vapor products" rather than "tobacco products" which allows for special treatment for e-cigarettes, avoiding the regulations that apply to other tobacco products and creating the illusion that these products are safe and should be treated differently without the scientific evidence to back up such claims.

On April 24th, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the proposed rule exerting its authority to regulate additional tobacco products. This recent action by FDA regulates e-cigarettes as tobacco products by prohibiting sales of these products to those under 18 and requiring manufacturers to disclosure their ingredients to the FDA. Advocates would like the Michigan bill to mimic the FDA proposal. To make your voice heard, contact the Governor using the American Cancer Society Action Alert.


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Upcoming events

13 Jan 2015 10:00 AM • Gary M. Doyle Center - 7275 Wing Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills
28 Jan 2015 10:00 AM • BBFA Office: 6443 Inkster Road, Suite 280, Bloomfield, MI 48301
03 Feb 2015 10:00 AM • Gary M. Doyle Center - 7275 Wing Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills
12 Mar 2015 7:00 PM • Gary M. Doyle Center - 7275 Wing Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills
21 Apr 2015 10:00 AM • Gary M. Doyle Center - 7275 Wing Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills

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Stay Safe Online

BBFA now offers an Online & Social Media Tutoring Program.  This is a one-on-one tutoring service aimed at educating parents and kids on safe social media practices.
We will help you and your kids set up safe and protected profiles, learn about sharing content and what is and isn’t appropriate to share online, learn how to responsibly interact with friends and make sure that your child knows and understands how to keep their digital footprint safe, clean and secure.  Click here for more information or to make an appointment or contact us at or 248-419-2380.

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