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Rights of Grandparents and Stepgrandparents

You and the Law in North Dakota: The Rights of Grandparents and Stepgrandparents -FS1729

Throughout North Dakota, nearly 5,000 or approximately one in 33 children are living in households headed by a relative other than a parent. The majority are living with grandparents (3,901 or 2.4 percent of all children in North Dakota). Statewide, the number of children living with grandparents rose 62 percent between 1990 and 2000. Here are some of the most common issues and questions concerning the rights of grandparents. The answers are based in general on North Dakota law.

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Tips for Talking to College Student About Alcohol and Other Drug Use

Tips for Talking to Your Student About Alcohol or Other Drug Use - YD 1525

Alcohol and drug abuse prevention is a job NDSU cannot perform alone. We need the involvement and support of parents and guardians. Please talk with your student about your expectations regarding drug and alcohol use.

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ND Aging Population

North Dakota's Aging Population: Profile and Trends of Seniors Ages 65 and Older - EC1673

This aging population brief presents a picture of the health, finances and well-being of adults ages 65 and older in ND. The brief focuses on well-being indicators including population, health care, economics, health risks, and behaviors and health status as well as cognitive impairment and caregiving.

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Grandparents become Parents to Grandchildren

When Grandparents Become Parents to Their Grandchildren - FS1639

Millions of family relatives, particularly grandparents, become “parents the second time around” when parents experience difficulties and children need care. Grandparents in this situation need answers regarding concerns they may face, insight into feelings and experiences in their role as parent to a grandchild, and support in finding sources of strength for themselves and the grandchildren in their care.

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Talking to Children About Terrorism

Talking to Children About Terrorism - FS635

Children, especially young children, may experience challenging emotions when faced with stress resulting from exposure to terrorist acts. From the bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City to the tragedy of Sept. 11 to terrorist events that occur in other parts of the world (for example, Israel, Spain, London, Pakistan), exposure to terrorism and its graphic results is a difficult experience for many children. Parents and other adults can best support children through kindness, understanding and reassurance.

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Art of Grandparenting

The Art of Grandparenting - FS1554

Grandparenting typically occurs when a person has reached maturity and has wisdom or experience to share with the rising generation. This publication introduces an educational series on the art of grandparenting and the unique contributions that grandparents can make to family life and the lives of grandchildren.

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Steps Toward a Healthy Pregnancy for You and Your Baby

Bright Beginnings #3 Steps Toward a Healthy Pregnancy for You and Your Baby - FS610

Parenting after a child is born involves activities such as feeding, nurturing and protecting a new baby. But what about during the pregnancy?

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Managing Conflict

Managing Conflict - FS1563

Conflict is an inevitable part of life and exists when people don’t agree on an issue, decision or action. Some conflicts are minor and dealt with easily, while other conflicts can be major and require a significant amount of time and attention. Learn five methods to address conflict.

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Eight Elements for Positive Youth Development

Eight Elements Essential for Positive Youth Development - YD1482

This publication reviews the eight critical elements that must exist for youth to have opportunities and experiences that are positive and effective.

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Understanding and Working With Youth

Understanding and Working With Youth - YD1470

While remembering that every child is unique and special is extremely important, some needs and interests are universal to all children to ensure successful development. this publication reviews the characteristics of different age groups and their implications for working with kids.

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Practical Strategies in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention for Young Children

Bright Beginnings #27 Practical Strategies in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention for Young Children - FS1463

What can parents and other adults do with young children to prevent use of alcohol,tobacco and other drugs? Parents and caregivers have a number of things they can do to help young children prepare to make good choices. This publication offers suggestions for parents and other adults to consider as they guide young children in learning to make healthy choices regarding alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

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Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention for Young Children

Bright Beginning #26 Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention for Young Children - FS1461

As young children grow older, the challenges they face in life become more serious. Parents and other adults may become increasingly concerned about children’s safety. This publication addresses the topics of alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention, and how to guide children in growing up healthy and drug-free.

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What Young Children Learn Through Play

Bright Beginnings #25 What Young Children Learn Through Play - FS1430

What do children learn from their play experiences? More than you might expect! Play opens the windows of learning in a child’s life and acquaints him or her with movement, observation, relationships, emotions and much more. Play time is learning time for young children.

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Young Children and the Tools of Play

Bright Beginnings #24 Young Children and the Tools of Play - FS1429

Play often is considered a child’s work. It is even more. It is a child’s world. Skills and concepts learned during play will last a lifetime. When do we see children most happy and growing? At play. When do we see children at their most creative? In play. What do most children ask parents to do? Come and play. Play in all its myriad types and activities is the cornerstone of a child’s learning and development. Why wait? Go out and play!

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Young Children and the Importance of Play

Bright Beginnings #23 Young Children and the Importance of Play - FS1424

Play is not just fun for children – it is fundamental! Play is a key to a child’s learning and development. Parents are often their child’s first play companion, so understanding play and its value to children is helpful. What are some of the primary purposes of a child’s play and why is it important?

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Tips and Tools for Selecting Quality Child Care

Bright Beginnings #22 Tips and Tools for Selecting Quality Child Care - FS1417

Making choices about child care and education is not easy. Having tools to assist in making your decisions is important. Use the resources in this publication to assist you in preparing to make a sound and responsible choice in the selection of child care environments for children.

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Developmental Appropriate Child Care and Education for Young Children

Bright Beginnings #21 Develpmentally Appropriate Child Care and Education for Young Children - FS1413

An important dimension of high-quality care is that care is given to children in a way that is developmentally appropriate. Children are each unique. Each child needs care and education that will take into account his or her individual needs and abilities. Care and education that is developmentally appropriate responds to the age, developmental level and uniqueness of a child.

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Dimensions of Quality Child Care

Bright Beginnings #20 Dimensions of Quality Child Care - FS1408

A high-quality setting is what many parents are looking for in making decisions about child care and education. What are the dimensions of high-quality child care? High-quality child care environments are typically positive, supportive, encouraging, engaging and safe. Key dimensions of a high-quality care environment for children include the teachers or caregivers, the setting and the activities.

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Child Care Issues and Options

Bright Beginnings #19 Child Care Issues and Options - FS674

If you had an expensive diamond ring to be taken care of for a day, what would you do with it? With whom would you leave it? Why? These questions would be important for taking care of any valuable asset, but they become even more important when talking about care of young children.

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Understanding Physical Development in Young Children

Bright Beginnings #8 Understanding Physical Development in Young Children - FS632

Seeing a baby roll over for the first time or watching a preschooler learn to kick a ball are precious moments in the life of a parent or caregiver. Rolling over or eating with a spoon are examples of physical development. Think about the importance of physical abilities and the role they play in a child’s life.

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