Home and Family

Local Highlights

February 8, 2016

To protect children from overindulgence, emphasize love rather than money

January 27, 2016

As an increasing number of people find themselves juggling work and the responsibilities of providing care to a family member, experts with Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach advise that communication is key.

Juntos: Together for a Better Education
January 8, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach is hosting a Juntos Facilitator Training in Altoona, March 29-30.  Juntos: Together for a Better Education is an interactive workshop series for Latino parents and middle school and high school youth. The workshops promote high school graduation and exploration of possible paths to higher education. This opportunity is open to schools, organization and individuals that would like to facilitate programs in their community.

January 7, 2016

The inaugural Iowa Small Farms Conference is scheduled for Feb. 13 in Ames, Iowa

January 7, 2016

It’s a good time for parents to help their children build goal-setting skills.

Together We Can:  Creating a Healthy Future for our Families
Together We Can is a series of eight workshops to help parents gain knowledge and skills needed to create healthy family and co-parenting relationships.
 
Just In Time Parenting eNewsletters
Free parenting newsletters with topics relevant to your child's development are written by parenting experts and are designed to be delivered to you just in time!

Science of Parenting Blog and Podcasts
Research-based parenting advice and resources.  Free monthly podcast, or short, timely messages from Science of Parenting on Twitter.

Dare to Excel Newsletter
Creating home environments that help kids succeed at school

Let's Talk - Child care Blog

Acreage Living Newsletter

Statewide Resources

  • Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, Facebook or Twitter for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home environment, equipment, nutrition, textiles, and laundry. - 1-800-262-3804 or - answer@iastate.edu

  • Help children succeed at school by creating a home environment that promotes learning.  Find out how developing routines, setting limits, and providing good nutrition can help.
     

  • A 24-hour resource for legal, finance, crisis and disaster and personal health issues, Iowa Concern provides access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services.

  • A national resource that brings quality, research-based information to families at the time it can be most useful and make the biggest difference in their lives.

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    A series of classes designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care of themselves. Learn more about the six-week series and find a class near you.

  • Parenting can be fun, enjoyable and stressful! Check out our blog and podcasts for the latest research based information and resources to help parents in their important role of raising children.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • Find reliable, high quality, research-based information for professionals and parents in CYFERNet’s clearinghouse of the best children, youth and family resources of all the public land-grant universities in the country.

  • Are you an early childhood professional that provides care and education in your home, a center or a school? Check out our programs, resources, and trainings available to help you be the best early childhood professional you can be.

  • Articles from Ag & Biosystems Engineering for housing issues.

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