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Father's Day, Troubled Teens, and the Need for Community Dads...

For Father’s Day, I’m turning over my blog to my dad. He has some thoughts on the importance of dads, both our own and those in our community, based on his 30+ years working in the field of juvenile corrections. 1,095 more words

Poverty And Development

What makes a strong family?

All families function differently and all families have some strengths.

Retired UNL Family Life specialist, Doc. John DeFrain has done research for more than 20 years in several countries. 405 more words


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math: A great opportunity for youth interested in STEM!

The United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point’s Center for Leadership and Diversity in STEM is accepting applications for its middle school STEM camp.  One hundred and twenty (120) current 6th and 7th grade middle school students (rising 7th and 8th graders) will be selected to attend the hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities taught by Academy faculty and cadet mentors. 104 more words

Career Development

How Do I Get My Child To Do Chores?

Author: Gail Brand, Extension Educator

How do I get my child to do chores? We hear these statements from parents all the time! One main reason that children don’t respond is when parents make the chores “no fun” by nagging at their children to get them done! 729 more words


Activities to Increase Balance for Toddlers

By: Lisa Poppe, Extension Educator

Does it seem like your toddler spends more time falling on the ground rather than walking? Kids can be experts at falling down. 695 more words


Parent Coaching from the Sidelines should be Banned from all Sport

by Desiray W.

Growing up in society today a lot of parents want their child to be the best at everything they do and they want their child to succeed in a particular sport like they never got too. 707 more words

Positive Youth Development

Youth Volunteering In the Community

by Matt B.

In today’s society of volunteers, we are noticing a big drop in volunteers because most of our volunteers are at the ages of 50-60 years old and when each year goes by, we are losing a good amount of volunteers (Halton Hills, 2014). 593 more words

Positive Youth Development