Content tagged "families and individuals"

Kamala Glenn-Taylor, MFLN Family Development Guest Blog Author

Updated: March 24, 2016

Kamala Glenn-Taylor earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the Northern Caribbean University in Jamaica W.I. and a Bachelors of Arts in...

What are triglycerides?

Updated: December 02, 2015

Triglycerides are a type of fat found in the blood.  Our body uses them for energy.  A normal amount of triglycerides in the blood is good. However, higher...

Fortified Foods

Updated: November 30, 2015

Many foods are becoming available in the marketplace that are fortified with omega-3 fatty acids. Generally, the packaging will make you aware that omega-3s...

Teaching Children to Listen to their Bodies

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: November 11, 2015

 Children are usually not shy about telling us when they are hungry or full.  Sometimes, however, it would be helpful to see inside their small stomachs to...

Encouraging Good Behavior

Parenting Child and Family Learning Network Updated: September 30, 2015

Have you ever wondered, “How can I stop my child from misbehaving?” The first step is to build and keep a great relationship with your child.Young children...

Just In Time Parenting eNewsletters

Parenting Updated: September 30, 2015

Our free parenting eNewsletters are written by parenting experts (who are parents themselves!). They are designed so that information that's relevant to your...

Young Children Need Friends

Parenting Updated: September 29, 2015

Parents want their child to get along with other children. But how important are friendships and how can parents help children develop good...

Morning Routines With A Preschooler

Parenting Updated: September 29, 2015

Getting out the door in the morning with your preschooler can be hectic. Some simple morning routines may help you start the morning with a smile. Get ready...

Health Benefits of Consuming DHA and EPA

Updated: September 29, 2015

DHA and EPA are essential for brain and nerves. In fact the brain is 60% lipid (or fat) and 60% of that is DHA. So DHA is very important for fetal and...

Is It ADHD … and Something Else?

Parenting Updated: September 29, 2015

Common Symptoms of ADHDMost parents have heard of ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) and can name at least some of the common symptoms. For...

Right Size Your Portions

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: September 25, 2015

Portion sizes in restaurants, grocery stores, and homes continue to increase. In the 1950s, a Burger King¨ hamburger was 2.8 ounces and 202 calories. Today,...

Setting the Table for Healthy Appetites

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: September 25, 2015

Feeding children is sometimes hectic and it is not realistic to think that caregivers will have a measuring cup in hand when mealtimes begin.  So what are...

Helping Children to Serve Themselves

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: September 25, 2015

Caregivers have an important role in supporting children’s participation in family-style meals, beginning as early as toddlerhood.  Guided opportunities for...

MyPlate for Preschoolers

Families, Food and Fitness Updated: September 25, 2015

 One important part of helping your child develop healthy eating habits is serving them appropriate portion sizes. Why does size matter?  Obesity among...

Kimberly Hile, MFLN Early Intervention

Updated: May 07, 2015

Kimberly, Ed.M., has worked in the field of early intervention for 11 years as both a service coordinator and developmental therapist. She gained a greater...

Robyn DiPietro-Wells, MFLN Family Development Early Intervention

Network Literacy Updated: April 22, 2015

I have worked with children as long as I can remember both formally and informally.  I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education (1999) from the...

Amy Santos, MFLN Early Intervention

Updated: February 18, 2015

I am a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  As a faculty member, I am actively engaged in...

Jenna Weglarz-Ward, MFLN Early Intervention

Updated: February 18, 2015

Jenna Weglarz-Ward has worked in the field of special education and early childhood for the past 18 years in a variety of roles including preschool teacher,...

Margaret Viebrock, Washington State University Extension

Food Safety Women in Agriculture Updated: July 18, 2014

Margaret Viebrock is a faculty member of Washington State University.  She is an Extension County Director and works in Douglas, Chelan and Okanogan...

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Pat Tanner Nelson

Parenting Updated: June 13, 2014

 Pat Tanner Nelson, Ed.D., is an Extension Family & Human Development Specialist and a Professor in the Departments of Applied Economics & Statistics and...

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Parenting Updated: March 20, 2014

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Parenting During and After Divorce

Parenting Updated: January 22, 2014

Parents help children adjust to divorce better when they show respect for the fact that the child is now a member of two families.

Breastfeeding: A Hot News Topic

Parenting Families, Food and Fitness Updated: January 22, 2014

“The science of lactation is exploding--too bad our cultural, social, economic and political worlds are so far behind.”   Unlikely as it seems,...

Do I let my baby “cry it out?”

Parenting Updated: January 22, 2014

You’re tired. Your baby is crying. You might be wondering, do I have to do something about it every time?  Aren’t we supposed to let babies “cry it out”...

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