There’s a reason that kids act like zombies sometimes, and it’s all in their brains. Children’s brains keep changing from birth through the teen years and into early adulthood. Learn how parents can help those young brains develop — listen to this month’s Science of Parenting podcast.
ISU Extension materials
From University of Georgia Cooperative Extension
The floods, storms and tornadoes of 2011 are taking their toll on the nation’s children, who may be stressed, worried or frightened about what is happening to them and their families. Learn how to talk to kids about natural disasters in this month’s Science of Parenting radio program podcast.
- Help Children Cope with a Disaster (ISU Extension)
- Helping Children Cope after Disasters (CYFERNet)
- Understanding the Impact of Disasters on the Lives of Children and Youth (PDF) (University of Arizona)
- Any Iowan may call the Iowa Concern Hotline, 800-447-1985, to speak with a counselor 24 hours, seven days a week.
- Project Recovery Iowa serves Hamilton, Story, Polk, Jasper, Warren, Marion and Wapello counties. Residents may call the Iowa Concern Hotline, 800-447-1985, to be connected with a Project Recovery Iowa counselor who can meet with them.
ISU Extension publications
Doug and Mike discuss four styles of parenting with Kimberly Greder, an extension specialist and associate professor of human development and family studies at Iowa State, in this month’s Science of Parenting radio program podcast.
New technology has given children new ways to bully – sometimes called cyberbullying. Doug and Mike talk with Warren Blumenfeld, an associate professor in curriculum and instruction at Iowa State, about cyberbullying and other bullying trends in this month’s Science of Parenting radio program podcast.
From the The Science of Parenting blog
Welcome to the Science of Parenting. Doug and Mike explain the kinds of parenting topics they’re going to be talking about in this new monthly podcast. They say you might even hear scientific information that could make you a better parent and ultimately mean your children turn out OK.