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Title Summary Date ID Author(s)
4-H Volunteer Profile Dec 17, 2013 388-123 (4H-208NP)
4-H Youth Member Enrollment Sep 16, 2013 388-002 (4H-177)
4-H Youth Member Enrollment (Short) Sep 12, 2013 388-002 (4H-178)
Adolescent Bullying

Most adults can remember a time when they were teased at school. This teasing could have been friendly or mean-spirited. Teachers, parents, therapists, and researchers have become more concerned about teasing that leads to bullying. According to recent studies, between 20-40% of U.S. teenagers report being bullied three or more times during the past year. Between 7-15% report bullying others three or more times during the past year.

May 1, 2009 350-852
Adolescent Depression

Many of us think of teen years as moody, turbulent ones. While it is true that most teenagers have emotional ups and downs, recent research suggests that such moodiness isn’t necessarily a normal part of the teen years. In fact, teens who seem sad or down for more than a few weeks may actually be experiencing depression.

May 1, 2009 350-851
Adolescent Growth and Development

Adolescence is a time of many transitions for both teens and their families. To ensure that teens and adults navigate these transitions successfully, it is important for both to understand what is happening to the teen physically, cognitively, and socially; how these transitions effect teens; what adults can do; and what support resources are available.

May 1, 2009 350-850
Adolescents and Sex

Many parents, teachers, and others who work with teens wonder how to address the topic of teens and sex.

May 1, 2009 350-853
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Or Additional Difficulties Hampering Development

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder of childhood, estimated to affect 3 to 5 percent of school age children.

May 1, 2009 350-051
Best Practices in Intergenerational Programming: Practice 1 Jul 15, 2013 FCS-34P
Best Practices in Intergenerational Programming: Practice 10 Jul 22, 2013 FCS-43P
Best Practices in Intergenerational Programming: Practice 11 Jul 22, 2013 FCS-44P
Best Practices in Intergenerational Programming: Practice 2 Jul 16, 2013 FCS-35P
Best Practices in Intergenerational Programming: Practice 3 Jul 16, 2013 FCS-36P
Best Practices in Intergenerational Programming: Practice 4 Jul 16, 2013 FCS-37P
Best Practices in Intergenerational Programming: Practice 5 Jul 16, 2013 FCS-38P
Best Practices in Intergenerational Programming: Practice 6 Jul 22, 2013 FCS-39P
Best Practices in Intergenerational Programming: Practice 7 Jul 22, 2013 FCS-40P
Best Practices in Intergenerational Programming: Practice 8 Jul 22, 2013 FCS-41P
Best Practices in Intergenerational Programming: Practice 9 Jul 22, 2013 FCS-42P
Children and Stress: Caring Strategies to Guide Children

As adults, we are usually busy as parents and workers and often feel stressed and experience burn-out at times, but would you ever think that children can experience stress too?

May 1, 2009 350-054
Developing Responsibility And Self Management In Young Children: Goals Of Positive Behavior Management

Child care providers who are good facilitators of the social development of young children also understand the relationship between child care curriculum, care giver demeanor, and discipline in promoting responsibility and a sense of community among young children.

May 1, 2009 350-052
Human Growth and Development - A Matter of Principles

There is a set of principles that characterizes the pattern and process of growth and development. These principles or characteristics describe typical development as a predictable and orderly process; that is, we can predict how most children will develop and that they will develop at the same rate and at about the same time as other children. Although there are individual differences in children’s personalities, activity levels, and timing of developmental milestones, such as ages and stages, the principles and characteristics of development are universal patterns.

Jan 27, 2014 350-053 (FCS-66P)
Kids Kitchen: Start Your Engine!

Did you know your body is just like a car? Both need fuel to run! A car needs gas to make it go and you need food to make you go. Your body burns food just like a car burns fuel. Food you eat provides you with nutrients that help your body work right. The most important meal of the day is breakfast. It is the best time to re-fuel your engine. 

Aug 2, 2011 348-456
Learning in Families Together: Adolescence and Brain Development Nov 6, 2013 FCS-54P
Learning in Families Together: Emerging Adults Nov 18, 2013 FCS-51P
Learning in Families Together: Infant Brain Development Nov 11, 2013 FCS-60P
Learning in Families Together: Infant Curiosity Nov 6, 2013 FCS-57P
Learning in Families Together: Infant Development 1 Nov 6, 2013 FCS-59P
Learning in Families Together: Infant Development 2 Nov 7, 2013 FCS-61P
Learning in Families Together: Pre-schoolers Nov 7, 2013 FCS-62P
Learning in Families Together: School-Age Children and Bullying Nov 6, 2013 FCS-56P
Learning in Families Together: Teens Nov 7, 2013 FCS-64P
Learning in Families Together: “School-Agers” 5 to 8 Years Nov 7, 2013 FCS-63P
Living Well Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 1 Apr 24, 2013 281-535
Matriculación Para Miembros de 4-H Aug 20, 2012 388-002s
Ready for School? What Should Your Child Be Able to Do?

Every child develops at a different rate. The first five years are very important learning years because the brain is forming concepts that will last a lifetime. A preschooler’s brain grows so fast! Using the preschool years to prepare children for school is very important.

Jan 21, 2015 FCS-79P
Take Charge of Your Child's Health Mar 17, 2014 360-303 (HNFE-197NP)
The Child's Self Concept: OK or NOT OK

A child who feels good about himself is satisfied with life and thinks the world is a pretty good place to live in.

May 1, 2009 350-661
Tips on Toys

Injury prevention and your kids-The biggest threat to the health of children over age one is not some dread disease. It is accidental injury. More children are seriously hurt or killed by accidental injuries than by anything else. And many childhood injuries can be prevented by parents who know how.

May 1, 2009 350-063
Understanding Growth and Development Patterns of Infants

The first five years of life are a time of incredible growth and learning. An understanding of the rapid changes in a child’s developmental status prepares parents and caregivers to give active and purposeful attention to the preschool years and to guide and promote early learning that will serve as the foundation for later learning.

May 1, 2009 350-055
Virginia 4-H Standardized Code of Conduct For 4-H Programs/Events Jul 1, 2013 4H-164NP
Winning Ways to Talk with Young Children

Talking with children involves the exchange of words, ideas, and feelings between two people. Communication is what we say and how we say it. We communicate with looks (scowls and smiles), with actions (slaps and hugs), with silence (warm or cold), as well as with words (kind and unkind).

May 1, 2009 350-721