Children and Parenting
Everyone has an opinion about how to raise children, so where can families turn for practical, research-based advice? The MSU Extension Service offers publications, workshops, articles, and helpful tips for parents, grandparents, guardians, and childcare providers.
Additionally, the MSU Extension Service 4-H Youth Development Program provides local learning opportunities for the state’s young people ages 8–18.
No matter how your children go back to school this year, healthy lunches and snacks will provide them with the nutrition they need to learn, grow, and build their immune systems.
If your children are headed back to the classroom, they may be required to wear a mask. We have some tips to help you and your children get ready for this new rule.
Parents can help children understand how to stay healthy at school amid the COVID-19 pandemic as they prepare for the start of the academic year.
Parents dealing with COVID-19 closings are working daily to find safe child care for young children when most of the traditional summer options are gone.
Two simple, daily steps can protect Mississippi’s youngest citizens from lead poisoning. Jason Barrett, an assistant Extension professor in the Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute, said lead in drinking water can harm children’s health. But flushing faucets each morning and using cold water for cooking and preparing baby bottles can greatly reduce exposure.
Mississippi Small Businesses Receive Extension Support
When federal and state lending programs specifically geared toward small businesses were announced as part of the government’s response to natural disasters and COVID-19, Mississippi State University Extension Service personnel went into action to distribute information to Mississippi Main Street’s businesses, organizations, and farmers markets.