By midsummer, many adults are thinking of ways to provide something for children to do until school begins. Why not start a gardening project?
Helping our children learn to structure their days can make it easier for everyone to get things done and make our time together more enjoyable.
“You got some bones to get some kicks.” “Backup your grill, you got the dragon.” “Boo, let’s go flossin.” Do these phrases seem like a foreign language? If you answered yes to this question, get the lowdown on teen lingo.
This guide discusses the common physical, mental, social and emotional characteristics of high school youth.
It happens often when children receive a gift. The youngsters often are happier playing with the box than the present. Although amused at first, the gift-givers may soon suspect that their money was ill-spent.
Parents Preparing for Success Program is designed for parents of infants looking for more information on best recommended practices in parenting and resource management to help create an environment that will help their children to grow and thrive.
Books make great holiday gifts for your preschooler. They can be fun and engage your child’s developing mind.
As you and your child join the 4-H program, you’ll want to make the most of the experience. The success of your 4-H club and the kind of experience your child has depends greatly upon your parental involvement. 4-H has so much to offer your child through educational programs, contests and special events. Through active participation in 4-H, your child will develop skills that will last a lifetime.
Between 1990 and 2000, the number of teens, age 12 to 19 soared to 32 million, an increase of nearly 4.5 million. By 2010, the teen population is supposed to peak at 35 million. Today’s teens live in a time of sweeping technological advances, relative affluence and a flattening divorce rate. Because of the rate of change in today’s society, teens change and develop quickly.
Parents can help children prepare for kindergarten by taking several actions before the first school bell rings.
Each of us wonders whether our children are developing appropriately and if they’re achieving as they should. These are guidelines on what to expect from your child at age four. Remember that these are only guidelines. Child development is not age-specific.
Parents want their children to be successful in school and in life. Starting early can give children a foundation for success.
Active listening means paying careful attention to what others are saying. Follow these steps to improve active listening skills. (PDF Format Only)
For both parents and children, visitation is critical to maintaining a sense of connectedness both during and after a divorce. Tips for smooth visitations, constructive parenting goals and a list of visitation do's and don'ts.
Adults are urged to assemble a “grab-and-go” box of important papers in case of a hurricane evacuation. How about making a “to-go kit” for your child? Assembling a few treasured items can help your child in times of disaster, according to LSU AgCenter family development professor Dr. Rebecca White.