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Monday, August 1, 2011 - 08:03

Trends over the past three years indicate that teens are more likely to think it’s OK to get drunk or use marijuana and other drugs. Prevention advocates are issuing a wake-up call to parents in this month’s Science of Parenting radio program podcast from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 11:27

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is working with local agencies, media and local businesses to provide resources to families, communities and businesses dealing with the flooding in western Iowa.

Friday, July 1, 2011 - 10:00

The floods, storms and tornadoes of 2011 are taking their toll on the nation’s children, who may be stressed, worried or frightened about what is happening to them and their families. Staff members from Project Recovery Iowa offer tips on talking to kids about natural disasters in this month’s Science of Parenting radio program podcast from Iowa State University Extension.

Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 09:20

Children may have many different reactions to a flood or other disaster, says Lesia Oesterreich, a family life state specialist with Iowa State University Extension. But parents can help their children cope.

Friday, June 3, 2011 - 11:04

Iowa State University Extension has a number of resources available to help Iowans cope as they deal with flooding and its aftermath.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 08:36

Effective parenting is more than good intentions. Iowa State University Extension examines how parenting style makes a difference in rearing responsible, competent children in this month’s Science of Parenting radio program podcast.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 13:26

Two popular publications from The Science of Parenting are now available in Spanish. “Video Games and Other Media: Pros and Cons” and “Obesity and Overuse of Electronic Media” are available online at the ISU Extension Online Store in both English and Spanish versions.

Monday, May 23, 2011 - 10:02

Iowa State University Extension offers a publication, “Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases,” that focuses on the three ticks species that commonly attack humans: American dog ticks, lone star ticks and blacklegged (deer) ticks, which can transmit Lyme disease.

Monday, May 16, 2011 - 15:51

After tornadoes, floods and other disasters, Iowans wonder what, if anything, they can salvage when they return to their homes. So they’re asking the professional family and consumer scientists at Iowa State University Extension’s Answer Line, 800-262-3804. Here are a few of Iowans’ disaster-related questions and Answer Line’s answers.