Paying attention to both strengths and weaknesses in a relationship can have great pay offs for the whole family.
“Start early and take a holistic, positive approach to the challenges kids face.” That’s Brian Flay’s advice for schools, families and communities to raise kids who are healthy, socially, and emotionally.
The latest issue of Terra, OSU’s research magazine, features a story about how a single mother of three finds the best care for her 4-year-old daughter at OSU’s Child Development Laboratory, which is a part of the college’s new Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families.
At 9:09 a.m. on the ninth day of the ninth month of the ninth year of 2009, the Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families was officially launched. As the ceremony began, the chimes atop the Memorial Union played the OSU fight song and children built a pyramid of giant blocks, topping it with a “Thank You” to the late Hallie Ford, and to her children and grandchildren who attended the ceremony.
A team of OSU faculty and graduate students recently shared their research on raising kids in rural areas with practical suggestions on what parents, teachers, and school administrators can do to help them succeed in school, and in life.
Even minor modifications to your home can make it safer and more convenient for children and caregivers and increase the independence of the children with disabilities.