Lori Hayungs
ISU Extension Family Life Specialist

712-737-4230
lhayungs@iastate.edu

Articles by this author:

Everyone is going, all the kids sneak candy into the theatre and no one else has to be home by 11 p.m. When kids are facing peer pressure, how should parents respond? Family life specialists offer suggestions in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

 

Juggling work schedules, kids’ commitments and the family budget may make some parents wonder if a family vacation is worth the effort. But before giving up, consider this: the kids might learn something from the experience. Learn how in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 

The camp brochures are arriving and the kids are begging for a summer adventure. But other than fun, is there any value to camp? Learn about the research and how to help children choose an appropriate camp in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 

Children need adequate sleep to help their brains and bodies grow and develop. In April Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is sponsoring an interactive webinar for parents, grandparents and teachers covering how sleep impacts children’s health and behavior.

“Do I have to go to church today?” How parents respond when children ask questions about religion and spirituality can impact their youngsters’ behavior. During April, learn how parents can help children as they begin asking spiritual questions in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 

When a child says, “I know Grandpa isn’t really dead. He’s just asleep,” how should a parent respond? During March, family life specialists discuss how parents can help children cope with the death of loved ones in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 

When parents worry about gray hair and wrinkles or complain about getting older, should they also wonder whether their children are listening? During February, family life specialists discuss children’s attitudes about aging in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 

Fighting in front of the children creates a family life where conflict is the norm – and this conflict can negatively impact the kids. Learn about the complex issue of parental conflict and its effect on children in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 

Children approach their 13th birthday with excitement. They can’t wait to be teenagers. Parents, on the other hand, often see this milestone as the beginning of new worries. Learn what’s normal for teens and what parents can expect in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 

Historian, mentor and friend are some of the roles that today’s grandparents play. In November, learn about how important grandparents can be in the lives of their grandchildren in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.