Home and Family Information

Science of Parenting: The Parenting Dance
(Posted on 2/6/2015)
The parenting dance is the mix between the child’s natural style, or temperament, and the parent’s approach and response. Find suggestions for successful “dancing” in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  
Eco Family Project Starts March 19
(Posted on 2/4/2015)
Iowans will learn how to maximize their resources and share their extras during the 2015 Eco Family Project from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Registration is now open for the project, which begins March 19 and runs through June 11.
Science of Parenting: All about Baby Talk
(Posted on 1/6/2015)
People see babies and immediately start talking to them in a high pitched voice, exaggerating their vowel sounds. There’s a good reason for this behavior. Human sciences specialists talk about the benefits of “baby talk” in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  
Science of Parenting: Families Need Traditions
(Posted on 12/8/2014)
Carrying out family traditions takes effort, but these rituals make families stronger. Human sciences specialists offer tips for creating family memories during the holidays and throughout the year in the Science of Parenting blog  from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 
Advanced Planning Is Key to Holiday Cheer
(Posted on 12/5/2014)
A little advanced planning goes a long way towards adding cheer instead of stress to the holidays, according to two human sciences specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Iowa State Examines Solutions to Latino Obesity, Health Care Risk
(Posted on 11/11/2014)
First-generation Latino immigrant children in Iowa are at great risk for obesity. That’s according to a new policy brief published by Kim Greder, an associate professor and extension specialist at Iowa State University.
Science of Parenting: Help Kids Understand Health Threats
(Posted on 11/6/2014)
Daily news reports about Ebola infections, quarantines and death may have children worried that they may be stricken by this disease or other illnesses. Human sciences specialists offer suggestions for helping children cope with their fears in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 
Family Caregivers: Care Comes Home
(Posted on 11/6/2014)
The 90 million family caregivers in the United States are providing care every day for their loved ones. In November, National Family Caregivers Month recognizes and honors this contribution.
Healthy and Homemade Nutrition Calendar
(Posted on 11/3/2014)
The 2015 Healthy and Homemade Nutrition Calendar is now available for purchase from the Extension Online Store.
Build Financial Skills with Free Online Classes
(Posted on 11/3/2014)
Iowans can expand their financial knowledge and skills without leaving home with free online classes and webinars from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and eXtension. The only requirement is a computer with Internet access.

Home and Family Archives

Publications

Home and Family Publications

Resources from ISU Extension