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Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 11:40

Planting flowers at a local park, preparing a community meal, sharing stories with older adults or performing random acts of kindness: These are a few examples of service projects that Iowa youth will engage in during Global Youth Service Day, April 26-28.

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 09:37

When the kids start clamoring for a kitten or a dog or a hamster, how should parents respond? During April, family life specialists Donna Donald and Lori Hayungs talk about when and whether children should have pets in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 10:55

Parents often greet a new baby with stuffed animals, dolls and other toys, all given in anticipation of the play that is to come. During March, learn about the power of play for children of all ages in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State UniversityExtension and Outreach.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 14:42

Ongoing effects from the drought may hit closer to home with possible water shortages this year across the state. Iowans can prepare by finding simple ways to conserve water in their own homes.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 16:52

Iowans can beat the winter blues with the Eco Family Virtual Conference. Families can save money on household expenses, spend quality time together and live green in 2013 by participating in the conference, said Kristi Cooper, conference organizer and family life specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 14:40

Iowa military families also serve when a family member is deployed. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach can connect these families to support, information and resources to help them throughout the deployment cycle.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 16:36

Sometimes life is not fair — and that really can make a child mad. But adults can help children learn how to cope with their anger in positive ways. Get tips in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 

Monday, February 4, 2013 - 09:43

Parents have choices about ways to guide and discipline their children. In March, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is sponsoring a free, interactive webinar for parents and grandparents with tips on using love and limits to teach children to be respectful and responsible.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 15:53

Since 2004, Iowa State University has been participating in a multi-state study to research the health and well-being of rural families who have low incomes and young children. ISU Extension and Outreach researchers are specifically examining the health and well-being of Latino immigrant families in Iowa, and have recently published findings regarding families’ ability to understand their new food environments and children’s eating practices.