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Teens and Cellphones: A Guide for Teachers - YD1917

The widespread use of cell phones by teenagers raises the concern of the negative effects it could have on their performance in school. However, teachers can work with their students to incorporate effective cell phone use into the classroom. When used appropriately, cell phones can enhance class participation and allow students to access current information.

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My Farming Resource Network - FS1929

Building a strong support and resource system for you and your family will come in handy during a time of need or concern. This publication is part of a series called Managing Stress and Pursuing Wellness in Times of Tight Margins

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My Coping Strategies Plan - At Home and on the Farm - FS1928

Creating a coping toolbox and planning steps to a more sustainable lifestyle can help you manage farm and ranching, family or individual stresses in a healthy way. This publication is part of a series called Managing Stress and Pursuing Wellness in Times of Tight Margins.

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Key Coping Tools in Times of Farm/Ranch Stress - FS1927

All of us cope with the stresses and challenges of life daily. When it comes to farm/ranch stress, finding tools that will help us manage stress is needed to help make decisions. This publication is part of a series called Managing Stress and Pursuing Wellness in Times of Tight Margins

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Where Are You In the Farm/Ranch Stress Zone? - FS1925

Each person is affected differently by stress, and becoming familiar with common ways in which stress affects a person is helpful. This publication is part of a series called Managing Stress and Pursuing Wellness in Times of Tight Margins.

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Talking to Children About Terrorism

Talking to Children About Terrorism - FS635

Children may experience strong emotions when faced with mass violence or terrorist acts either on television or in the news. This publication helps parents and adults find ways to support children through kindness, understanding and reassurance.

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4 Steps to Managing Stress in Farming and Ranching - FS1926

Working in agriculture brings its own set of unique experiences and stresses. The Managing Rural Stress Model allows you to use a reflective approach and explore multiple steps in dealing with stress concerns. This publication is part of a series called Managing Stress and Pursuing Wellness in Times of Tight Margins.

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A Parent’s Role in Substance Use Prevention: Tips for Talking to Youth of All Ages (YD1912 )

Youth are less likely to use addictive substances if their parents talk early and often about the risks, establish clear rules and consequences, and regularly monitor their activities. Active involvement and support of caring adults are both critical in the prevention of youth substance abuse. Tips for how to start the conversation, integrate positive communication, and respond to children at every age are provided in this publication.

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References and Resources for Addressing Youth Issues (YD1889)

Numerous youth issues are highlighted in this single publication. Each topic area includes a list of current references and resources specifically focusing on the particular youth issue. Included are websites, NDSU Extension publications and programs, brochures, lesson guides, fact sheets, videos and more. Each reference and resource is followed by a short description.

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Understanding and Working With Youth (YD1470 Revised)

Certain characteristics are common to youth at each age level. While the rate of development of youth may vary, the order of the stages does not. Each of the four stages is distinct, characterized by abilities and attitudes that are different from the stages before and after. Within each developmental stage, there are four areas of development impacting individual learning.

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Essential Elements for Positive Youth Development (YD1482 Revised)

Positive youth development is intentional. It is the combination of positive experiences, positive relationships, and positive environments. When youth programs combine these three components, youth are more likely to stay involved and experience the essential elements that serve as the foundation of positive youth development programming. The eight essential elements can be categorized into one of four key concepts: belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity.

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Adolescent Prescription and Over-the-counter Drug Abuse: The Truth About Abusing Over-the-counter and Prescription Medications (YF1857 Revised)

Prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse and overdose are growing concerns across the nation and in North Dakota communities. In North Dakota, there has been a 59.7% increase in the number of controlled substance prescriptions dispensed between 2008 and 2015. Staying up-to-date on prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse trends is critical for today's caring adults.

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Bright Beginnings 3: Steps Toward a Healthy Pregnancy for You and Your Baby (FS610 Revised)

It is important to create a healthy environment for an unborn child during the time of pregnancy. Key topics in creating a healthy pregnancy for you and your baby include managing personal health concerns, practicing healthy behaviors, meeting nutrition needs, increasing your knowledge of child development and reducing stress and preparing for the child's birth.

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Addressing Gossip, Whining, Conflict and Negative Attitudes - FS1816

People need to feel valued. A workplace that values diversity and manages change with respectful conversations will have less negativity to address.

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Talking to Children About Peer Pressure (FS1859)

Children receive pressure from fiends and peers as they make decision. Clothing styles, music choices, and social behaviors are all influenced by feedback from peers. Parents and other adults can assist children in understanding peer pressure, how to respond to such pressures, and discuss such issues with children of different ages.

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12 Tools for Your Wellness Toolbox in Times of Farm Stress (FS1866)

Individuals in farming can experience stress from multiple sources. Stresses can be managed as individuals use practical wellness strategies to reduce stress and improve wellness.

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The Art of Grandparenting: Making Memories for Grandchildren (FS1858)

Grandparents play a key role in making memories for grandchildren. Grandparents can connect a grandchild with the past, pass on family memories, and make memories together in the present. This publication highlights how to make memories for grandchildren through stories, pictures, activities, recordings and other efforts.

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Managing Conflict (FS1563 (Revised))

This publication will help understand and provide methods to address conflict.

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Couple Transition Issues in Becoming Parents

Bright Beginnings 2b Key Couple Transition Issues in Becoming Parents - FS605

Couples need to deal effectively with stresses that occur in the process of becoming parents. Couples can use resources and coping strategies to effectively deal with sharing chores, money worries, relationship difficulties, work issues and social activates as they transition to parenthood.

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Farming and Ranching in Tough Times

Farming and Ranching in Tough Times - FS1804

Farmers and ranchers experience pressures from many directions. Stresses can pile up and result physical or mental health concerns. Individuals can take steps to reduce stress and improve health by noting and managing stress symptoms. Also, learning to control events, attitudes, and responses will help farmers and ranchers to manage the stresses of tough times.

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