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Summary: Join Iowa State University scientist Douglas Gentile and “parent on the street” Mike Murray for an entertaining discussion of tested, research-based parenting advice from experts across the country. Each episode is like an owner’s manual for raising children, covering hot topics in parenting, the latest research, and advice that are easy to understand. And Doug and Mike promise it won’t be boring.
Children and animals seem like a perfect match. Many of us adults remember the special bonds we had with pets when we were children. It’s hard to resist the pleas of our kids when it comes to the adorable kittens and puppies and other little critters. But we also realize it is a major commitment to bring a pet into our home. During April we will address the big question: Is a pet worth the effort? We’ll share research in human-animal interaction and talk about how to determine the right age for children to have pets, how to make choices about pets and what pets can teach our children. Join us!
“Play is a way in which we can learn about ourselves and others. It is at the heart of creativity and makes us more productive". Parents often greet a new baby with stuffed animals, dolls and other toys, all given in anticipation of the play that is to come. Join us in March as we talk about the power of play for children of all ages. Click on the podcast below to hear fascinating research on play.
Should parents spank their children? This month that's our topic~ yes we really are gonna talk about spanking and alternative ways to discipline children. Listen to the podcast, check out the links and then join us for great discussion! Research Based links http://humansciences.okstate.edu/facultystaff/Larzelere/
Research shows that children who get everything they want grow up to be greedy, materialistic, self-centered adults. However, parents can raise their children to focus instead on internal life goals, such as learning, developing relationships and helping others. In December, join us as we offer tips for parents on how to avoid overindulging children and learning when ‘enough is enough. Overindulgence
Parents want their children to have friends, but childhood friendships can be puzzling. One day a child is part of the “in group” and the next day he or she is on the outside. What’s a parent to do? The good news is that parents can help children develop the skills they need to make and keep friends. Join us this month as we navigate through the world of children's friendships. Listen to a brief podcast on Children and Friendship:
This month we are focusing on how to get the school year started right! The short podcast gives a few ideas on homework and we are having an evening webinar on Monday the 10th of September to add more ideas to create success! Listen to the podcast and join us on the 10th! Lori and Donna
Play sports for fun or play to win? When the focus is on fun, children are more likely to continue participating in sports and to develop an active lifestyle. But when parents and coaches push winning as more important, children tend to quit participating in sports. This month we will talk about how to be a positive sports parent. Listen below to a short podcast on what research says now about Children and Sports. Click here for additional information on Positive Sports Parenting September 10th Webinar!!! Helping Your Child Succeed in School
Welcome to our new format! This month we will have a shorter podcast which we hope gives you more opportunities and ideas to blog! Listen to the Family Fun Time podcast below and then share your ideas with us! Lori Hayungs
When children learn something well the first time, even if they do forget, relearning is easier. This month’s Science of Parenting podcast from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach examines how children learn and how teachers and parents can adapt teaching to fit learning and memory. It’s the final long-form podcast in the series. ISU Extension Publications Dare to Excel: Summer Success (PM 3013I) – Help kids avoid learning loss over the summer Help Children Discover Answers with Project-based Learning (PM 3002D) Learning to Read and Write – Understanding Children (PM 1529E) Preschool and Kindergarten Ahead — Early Learning (PM 2081A) Related resources Get short, timely messages from Science of Parenting on Twitter.
How parents handle their divorce affects how well their children will adapt to life with mom and life with dad. This month’s Science of Parenting podcast from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach examines what parents can do to help their children live through divorce. ISU Extension publications Divorce Matters publication series Related resources Learn more about Michael Fleming. Get short, timely messages from Science of Parenting on Twitter.
Giving an allowance, paying for chores, offering money as a reward for good grades: Are these successful parenting strategies? How to help children develop a healthy relationship with money is up for discussion in this month’s Science of Parenting podcast from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. ISU Extension publications The Allowance Game, PM 1776 This Is the Way I Spend My Money, 4H 353 Related resources Get short, timely messages from Science of Parenting on Twitter .
When children throw tantrums, which comes first: the screaming or the crying? Michael Potegal knows — and has the video evidence to prove it. The University of Minnesota researcher talks about his video study of tantrums in this month’s Science of Parenting podcast. ISU Extension publications Understanding Children Temper Tantrums, PM 1529J Disciplining Your Toddler, PM 1529C Disciplining Your Preschooler, PM 1529B Related resources Learn more about Michael Potegal and his research. Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families Additional links to be posted with the news release Get short, timely messages from Science of Parenting on Twitter . Learn more about Science of Parenting co-hosts Douglas Gentile and Mike Murray.
When it comes to temperament, some kids are as dependable as pickup trucks, while others are as touchy as high-end sports cars. This month’s Science of Parenting podcast examines the “engine” that drives a child and how parents can manage spirited children. ISU Extension publications Children and Sleep, PM 1529O Disciplining Your Toddler, PM 1529C Disciplining Your Preschooler, PM 1529B Self-Esteem, PM 1529H Related resources About Mary Sheedy Kurcinka and Parentchildhelp.com Temperament.com The Preventive Ounce From extension.org What’s Your Child’s Behavior Style? Children Need Social and Emotional Skills for School Success Additional links Get short, timely messages from Science of Parenting on Twitter. Learn more about Science of Parenting co-hosts Douglas Gentile and Mike Murray.
From podcasts to text messages and Skype, many parents are adding technology to their parenting toolkit. This month’s Science of Parenting podcast takes a closer look at how parents can use information and communications technology for parenting. Related resources Get Just in Time Parenting e-newsletters for parents with children age 0-5 — from eXtension.org TEEN TALK: A Survival Guide for Parents of Teenagers -- Teens and social networking websites (PDF) — from University of Minnesota Extension TEEN TALK: A Survival Guide for Parents of Teenagers -- Teens and the Internet (PDF) — from University of Minnesota Extension Minnesota Parents Know -- parenting information from the Minnesota Department of Education More about Susan Walker Additional links to be posted with the news release Subscribe to ISU Extension’s Science of Parenting blog for the latest research related to raising kids and teens. Get short, timely messages from Science of Parenting on Twitter. Learn more about Science of Parenting co-hosts Douglas Gentile and Mike Murray.
Kids can be mean — whether on the elementary school playground or in the middle school hallway or high school cafeteria. Learn how parents can deal with this meanness, called relational aggression, in this month’s Science of Parenting podcast. Publications From the Ophelia Project Where students report seeing relational and physical aggression (PDF) Physical symptoms of relational aggression (PDF) Related Resources Learn more about Sarah Coyne: http://fhssfaculty.byu.edu/Pages/smcoyne.aspx Learn more about Sarah Coyne’s research: Meaner than fiction: Reality TV high on aggression, study shows Profanity in TV and video games linked to teen aggression Additional links to be posted with the news release Get short, timely messages from Science of Parenting on Twitter. Learn more about Science of Parenting co-hosts Douglas Gentile and Mike Murray.