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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 14:49

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.
 

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 12:09

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.

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 13:26

The 2015 Healthy and Homemade Nutrition Calendar is now available for purchase from the Extension Online Store.

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 10:22

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.

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 14:06

Safety and stress during harvest season cannot be ignored, says Margaret Van Ginkel, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences program specialist and Iowa Concern Hotline coordinator. Contact Iowa Concern Hotline to talk or chat online with stress counselors, seek out legal education and other appropriate resources.

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 14:33

After attending school concerts, paying for instruments and supervising practice sessions, parents might wonder: Is it worth their time, money and nagging for their children to be involved with music? Human sciences specialists discuss what research shows in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 13:35

Parents naturally are concerned for their children’s safety, particularly when there is news of attempted child abductions that happen close to home. Finding the balance between emotions and the “teachable moment” as parents talk to their children is important, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialist says.

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 11:42

Mental health experts say spanking and other forms of corporal punishment are not necessary and many times cause psychological side effects. However, there are plenty of effective alternatives, says Malisa Rader, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist in family life.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 15:39

Constance Beecher joins Iowa State University as an extension and outreach specialist in the School of Education. This position, created through the President’s High Impact Hires Initiative, will help enhance education in all of Iowa’s 99 counties.