Kids & Family
The aging process brings changes that include sensory losses. Key senses are vision, hearing, touch, taste and smell. As we age, understanding sensory changes and their effects can be helpful.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Parenting after a child is born involves activities such as feeding, nurturing and protecting a new baby. But what about during the pregnancy?
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.
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!