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Protective Factors Workshop

Family Connection and Lakeshore CAP has partnered with the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board and the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds to offer training to support the implementation of the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework. The content includes concrete examples of everyday actions that research has shown to be effective in […]

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Parenting Information sent to you “Just In Time”

Parents, Grandparents, and Caregivers- Have you ever wondered the following-   Is my child reaching their physical, social, emotional and cognitive developmental milestones?  How can I raise a healthy, happy child?  Where can I find tools for coping and solving common parenting problems? Finding reliable, research based parenting information on the web can be overwhelming! How […]

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Looking for Trustworthy Parenting Resources? Look no further!

Where can you go for Trustworthy Resources to Improve the Quality of Family Life? Check out the site:  Loaded with quality resources for families and professionals on parenting, healthy relationships, family health, child development, and family caregiving this site was developed by a team of family and parenting specialists at Extension’s Human Development and […]

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UW-Extension brings families together around money management

Young children pick up the habits of the adults around them. The same is true when it comes to how role models make everyday decisions about spending, saving, and sharing money. Even if parents and caregivers don’t involve children in daily money management, chances are children have already picked up many beliefs and behaviors. Children […]

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How Much Financial Responsibility is Enough?

To start 2018 we bring you an article about the benefits of discussing money management with your child. Read this week’s Parenthetical post for talking points and strategies on teen financial responsibility that many parents might find helpful. Young children often have trouble understanding why they cannot have every toy or piece of candy they see […]

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Ages and Stages of Child Development

The ASQ-3 wall is available on the 3rd floor of the Fond du Lac City/County Government Center for parents of children 5 years and younger to check on their child’s development at no charge. If you are not aware of what you can learn from the ASQ-3 wall please read more. *ASQ-3 is a screening system […]

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A Parent’s Role in Body Image

Last Halloween, a woman in North Dakota planned to hand out candy to neighbor children, as is customary. However, she generated controversy when she shared the rest of her plan—to hand out a note, rather than candy, to the children whom she considered overweight. The note, addressed to the children’s parent(s), read “You [sic] child […]

Back to school time is a good time to plan for your child's future.

Back to school is a great time to plan for your child’s future

“They grow up so quickly!” How many times have you been told that or thought that as a parent? Back to school time is certainly one of those milestones that mark the passing years, especially when your child is starting school fulltime. Before you know it, a kindergartener will be a High School Junior, looking […]

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Myths about Bullying

Bullying is certainly not new. Every generation has its trademark story or movie about the horrors of bullying. For a colleague and I, the 80’s movie My Bodyguard immediately sprung to mind when we began to discuss the topic. It’s a movie about a young teen faced with the threat of constant physical harassment. For my daughter’s generation the […]

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Just-In-Time Parenting receives donation

Joan Pinch, left, Fond du Lac Noon Kiwanis presents Shelley Tidemann with a check for the “Just In Time Parenting Newsletter Project” a 24 year educational partnership between Fond du Lac County Kiwanis, Agnesian Health Care and Fond du Lac County UW-Extension Family Living Program.