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Tag: Youth Development

Awareness and Intelligence with Emotions

Emotion is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as “any agitation or disturbance of mind, feeling, passion; any vehement or excited mental state. Emotions are a part of every human being. There are hundreds of emotions along with… Read More

Reaction Versus Responding

Response and reaction are very different things. They may look alike but they feel completely different. Reaction When something happens to you and you immediately act, that is a reaction. There is typically no thought involved in this,… Read More

Looking up from Covid-19 – Part 1 of 2

For most of us, the Covid-19 illness may be little more than an inconvenience.  Not everyone is going to come down with Covid-19 pneumonia. However, as health officials advise staying home as a way to prevent the further… Read More

Building Social Strength and Self Confidence Through Public Speaking

by Darren Cole, Indian River County Extension Youth Development Agent and Joshua Kutyna, Indian River County Extension Program Assistant The main focus of the Indian River County 4-H program is to facilitate the learning of life skills by… Read More

Youth and Video Games

From instant messaging classmates to researching on the Internet, today’s youth are increasingly using electronic media for many different purposes. Youth also use electronics recreationally through activities such as downloading music and playing video games (the latter being… Read More