Cindy Thompson

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Stress often is a part of life, even for children. How they deal with stress determines how it affects their overall health. Being able to bounce back after stressful experiences can help a child thrive, says Cindy Thompson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

By: Cindy Thompson and Laura Sternweis

April showers bring May flowers, according to common songs, poems and nursery rhymes. “However, April showers also bring fun-filled puddles, squishy mud, earth worms and a host of other rich outdoor learning experiences for children,” says Cindy Thompson, human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

By: Cindy Thompson and Laura Sternweis

Big changes in a child’s life, such as getting a sibling or moving to a new home, bring big transitions. Although learning to manage big transitions is important for children’s development, learning to manage the small transitions of daily life is equally important, according to Cindy Thompson, with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

By: Cindy Thompson and Laura Sternweis