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A pine forest is a good place to take dogs to run. UF/IFAS Photo: Thomas Wright

Staying Kinetic and Connected


April 26, 2022

Your friend meets you for dinner after a long day. After one look at his fitness wearable, his face falls. "I skipped my run today," he mutters. "My workouts just feel like another chore." As he picks at his entree, you propose an after-dinner ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Andrea Nikolai, Annie Sheldon Wallau, Department Of Family Youth And Community Sciences, Family, Jamie C. Stolarz, Karla P. Shelnutt, Physical Activity
Sunset and clouds in the Florida Keys.

Learning about Foster Care Youth and the Risk of Homelessness


February 21, 2022

Moving through different stages of life is hard. Young people aging out of the foster care system often face additional obstacles and lack community support systems. During this transitional period, they are at a high risk of experiencing homelessness. ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Family Youth And Community Sciences Department, Foster Care, Francesca Michelini, Homelessness, Kate Fogarty, Randall Cantrell

Consejos para pleanear contra desastres para gente mayor


October 9, 2015

FY1462 is the Spanish language version of FY620, Disaster Planning Tips for Older Adults. This 4-page publication offers an abundance of information pertaining to water storage and use, food, first aid, important papers, electronics, medical ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Carolyn Wilken, Disaster Preparedness And Recovery, Emily Minton, Evacuation, Family Youth And Community Sciences Department, Linda B. Bobroff, Older Adults, Spanish Language
Figure 1. Parents and teachers need to be clear about their expectations for children and students. Credit: Thinkstock.com/iStock/natasaadzic

Positive Discipline: Behavioral Management Skills for Parents and Teachers, Part 3: Fostering the Parent–Child and Teacher–Student Relationship to Build Responsibility


July 28, 2015

Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I may remember, Involve me and I learn. The general goal of healthy parenting and teaching is to produce children and students who can think critically, make good decisions, and become independent, accountable, ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Professional Development, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Alison Schmeer, Behavior And Discipline, Family Youth And Community Sciences Department, Sarah M. Ellis, Victor William Harris, Whitney Fung
Figure 3. If a behavior is consequential, the parent or teacher will need to intervene.

Positive Discipline: Behavioral Management Skills for Parents and Teachers, Part 2: General Approaches to Managing Behavior


July 28, 2015

When a child is locked in the bathroom With water running And he says he is doing nothing But the dog is barking, Call 911. --Erma Bombeck Research indicates that there must be at least an 8-to-1 positive-to-negative interaction ratio ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Professional Development, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Alison Schmeer, Behavior And Discipline, Family Youth And Community Sciences Department, Sarah M. Ellis, Victor William Harris, Whitney Fung
Figure 3. Successful parents and teachers are encouraging and engaged in children’s educational and extracurricular activities

Positive Discipline: Behavioral Management Skills for Parents and Teachers, Part 1: Types of Misbehaviors and Keys to Success


July 28, 2015

Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children, and no theories. (John Wilmot) Parents and teachers often experience a lot of insecurities, especially with regard to helping children manage their ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Professional Development, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Alison Schmeer, Behavior And Discipline, Family Youth And Community Sciences Department, Sarah M. Ellis, Victor William Harris, Whitney Fung

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