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Parenting Education Programs

Early Years: Birth through Five

  • Principles of Parenting
  • ABC's of Young Children
  • Family Storyteller - "Reading with Children"
  • Children in the Middle

School Age

  • Going to School
  • Principles of Parenting

General Parenting

The Master Family Life Education Volunteer

Intergenerational Programs

Focus is on connecting the generations through programs such as:

  • Grandletters
  • Making Memories

Family Life Programs

Focus is on family life issues:

  • Building Family Strengths 
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Publications

Publication Number: M0915
Publication Number: M1536
Publication Number: IS1654
Publication Number: IS1643

News

Filed Under: STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math, Children and Parenting, Environment October 31, 2018

Mississippi State University received three grants Oct. 22 totaling almost $900,000 to enhance the advancement of scientific and environmental literacy among children and young people living near the Gulf Coast.

Fireworks explode against a dark sky and above a large body of water.
Filed Under: Community, Children and Parenting, Health June 29, 2018

Many people celebrate Independence Day with fireworks. However, it pays to be cautious with these beautiful explosives. (Photo by Kevin Hudson)

An African American woman with braided hair and wearing a white sweater shares a board book with her infant daughter who wears a coral shirt.
Filed Under: Family, Children and Parenting, Healthy Homes Initiative May 29, 2018

Most parents are too busy for a college course in child development, but want to help their babies grow into children who are successful in learning and ultimately successful in life. (Photo by Canstock)

Photo of a gray and white Craftsman style house illustrates a list of seven tips for making homes healthier.
Filed Under: Family, Children and Parenting, Healthy Homes Initiative March 5, 2018

Taking care of your home will make it a healthier environment for your loved ones. (Illustration designed by Beth Barron)

Filed Under: Children and Parenting December 19, 2017

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Diet and exercise are popular New Year’s resolutions, but sleep is just as important when cultivating healthy lifestyles.

Sleep deprivation can cause a myriad of health concerns in both adults and children, including excess body fat, said Lori Elmore-Elmore-Staton, an assistant professor in the Mississippi State University School of Human Sciences.

“Sleep is related to obesity. If you don’t get enough sleep, your body releases more hormones telling you that you’re hungry, and it releases less hormones telling you that you’re full. It thinks you need more energy because something is wrong,” Elmore-Staton explained.

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