AMES, Iowa — Parents have choices about ways to guide and discipline their children. In March, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is sponsoring an interactive webinar for parents and grandparents with tips on using love and limits to teach children to be respectful and responsible.
The free webinar, Teach Appropriate Behavior through Discipline, is Thursday, March 14, 8-9 p.m., and features ISU Extension and Outreach family life specialists Donna Donald and Lori Hayungs. Advance registration is not required.
“We’ll discuss three common ways parents use guidance and discipline with their children,” Donald said. “We’ll talk about why children misbehave and the difference between punishment and positive discipline. Then we’ll explore discipline teaching tools appropriate for children of different ages and temperaments.”
The webinar is part of the Science of Parenting, www.scienceofparenting.org, a resource from ISU Extension and Outreach sharing research-based information to help parents rear their children.
Participation in the webinar is easy and convenient, Hayungs said. Webinar attendees may participate from any computer with Internet access. Participants will hear the presenters through their computer speakers and will have the opportunity to interact with the presenters and other attendees using a chat box in the webinar meeting room.
Prior to the webinar, participants should make sure their computer meets the minimum computer requirements, Hayungs said. “Visit our webinar connection page to test your computer’s ability to participate in the webinar. If the diagnostic test finds that you don’t have the required software, you will be automatically provided with a link to the free download.”
For computer requirements and how to connect to the webinar, visit http://www.extension.iastate.edu/families/page/sop-webinar. Contact Hayungs, email@example.com, or Donald, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.