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Help Children Cope When the News Is Scary

March 13, 2020, 8:45 am | Malisa Rader

Some children are more sensitive to scary stories in the news or may worry about their safety and the safety of their loved ones. Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, suggests parents be reassuring, monitor their TV viewing when children are present and watch for signs of stress in their children.

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Class Leader Course Available for Powerful Tools for Caregivers

November 20, 2017, 2:46 pm | Malisa Rader, Laura Sternweis

A Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class Leader Training is scheduled for Jan. 24-25, 2018, to equip class leaders to co-lead programs for caregivers of adults with chronic conditions and caregivers of children with special health and behavioral needs, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Help Children Cope with Frightening News

October 2, 2017, 12:22 pm | Lori Korthals, Laura Sternweis

Coping with a frightening event in the news or a natural disaster can be difficult for children and their families. Lori Hayungs, a human science specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, suggests actions parents and caregivers can take to help children cope.

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Early Learning Starts with Routines

September 1, 2017, 8:21 am | Kim Brantner, Laura Sternweis

By creating morning and bedtime routines, parents can harness the enthusiasm and tackle any concerns their children may have about going to school and can prepare them for a positive educational experience, says Kim Brantner, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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