• Facilitator Guides for Grandparent Discussion Groups

      Tucker, Beth; Family & Consumer Resources, Norton School of (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2009-04)
      Grandparents-raising-grandchildren discussion groups may conduct their meetings by a) focusing on issues that members suggest and/or b) choosing from among a list of critical topics that are common issues to most grandparents. Sometimes, discussion group facilitators want help identifying topics that are both reliable and educational. To fill the need for conversation-starting topics, we have provided a series of discussion topics for a facilitator's reference. These discussion topics have been gathered from KKONA's experience listening to the issues grandparents bring up about raising grandchildren. Some of the best group discussions introduce a topic after grandparents have attended a related workshop or training that allows grandparents to process information that they have heard or read. Following through with a discussion topic will help the group more deeply explore the issue and gather grandparents' ideas. The themes of the discussion topics include legal issues, relationship issues, discipline, schools, accessing social services and recordkeeping. There are eighteen topics. The sources for these materials include research and parenting materials as well as practical recommendations gathered from discussion groups. As you use these sheets, remember that they are intended to spark discussion and give you some reliable references. The sheets are not meant to be a step-by-step method for conducting your discussion groups nor do they provide in-depth information.
    • Fairness: A Lesson Plan for Youth Team Coaches [6-4-6: A Sports Ethics Program]

      Tessman, Darcy; Keim, Jeanmarie; Agricultural Education (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2005-11)
      6-4-6; A Sports Ethics Program is a companion piece to the Josepheson Institute's Character Counts program. Utilizing the same principals as their Pursuing Victory with Honor sports ethics program, 6-4-6 is targeted at youth ages 5-13. Sportsmanship, teamwork and fun are the focus of this easy "user friendly" set of lessons and manual. It is designed to meet the needs of volunteer coaches and increase positive parental involvement in youth sporting events. Portable challenge games that focus on the six pillars of character begin each practice and are the basis for the program. Parents, coaches, and youth sign codes of conduct at the beginning of the sports season to establish expectations for all.
    • Family Financial Management -- Interventions Following a Disaster

      Borden, Lynne; Kenyon, DenYelle Baete; Family & Consumer Resources, Norton School of (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2004-10)
    • Family Financial Management -- Planning for the Future

      Borden, Lynne; Kenyon, DenYelle Baete; Family & Consumer Resources, Norton School of (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2004-10)
    • First Year 4-H Clothing Club

      Watson, Margaret Ennis (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1936-09)
    • First Year Clothing: 4-H Club Members' Bulletin

      Dryden, Lorene (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1942-10)
    • Folate & Folic Acid- Healthy Moms Mean Healthy Babies

      Zilliox, Trish; da Silva, Vanessa (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2017-03)
      Before they may even know they are pregnant; women’s bodies and their level of folate play a critical role in preventing certain birth defects, specifically neural tube defects (NTDs). NTDs are birth defects in the brain, spinal cord, or spine. Considered ‘one of the most important public health discoveries of this century’ is that daily supplemental folic acid taken before becoming pregnant significantly reduces the risk of NTDs (1). In 1998, the United States made sweeping efforts that fortified cereal grains with folic acid to ensure all Americans consume adequate amounts of this vitamin. So what exactly is folate? What are the functions of this vitamin? What foods have high levels of folate and what is the recommended daily intake? This article will answer these questions and will go on to explain folic acid fortification and the impact fortification has had on the incidence of NTDs in Arizona.
    • Fun in the Kitchen

      Gibbs, June C. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1957-10)
    • Getting Your Preschooler to Eat Fruits and Vegetables: Tips for Parents of Children Ages 3 to 5

      McDonald, Dan; Univ Arizona, Coll Agr & Life Sci (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2017-01)
      Many parents struggle with getting their preschool age children (3 to 5 years of age) to eat fruits and vegetables, or having them try a fruit or vegetable that is new to them or prepared in a new way. Reluctance to eat certain foods or try new foods may be a way for children to express some control over at least this one small part of their lives. As with other aspects of parenting, it’s important not to turn the situation into a power struggle. Rather, it is best to be patient and realize that it may take many attempts before a child will try a new fruit or vegetable, or go back to eating a fruit or vegetable they claim not to like. Some basic suggestions are to continue to offer a variety of fruits and vegetables, eat fruits and vegetables yourself, and allow your children to participate in selecting and preparing fruits and vegetables for them to eat. Below are a few tips to encourage your children to eat fruits and vegetables, some things to avoid doing, and a few strategies you might choose to employ.
    • Good Foods Make Good Friends

      Gibbs, June C. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1957-10)
    • A Guide for Leaders of Boys' and Girls' Clubs

      Parke, Leland S. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1916-02)
    • A Handbook in Sewing for Girls

      Hunt, Agnes A. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1917-11)
    • Harmony with 4-H Foods

      Gibbs, June C. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1957-10)
    • Health and Attractiveness the 4-H Way

      Rovey, Emil M. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1942-10)
    • Healthy Meetings!

      Hoelscher Day, Sharon; Whitmer, Evelyn; Nutritional Sciences (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2006-03)
      Why healthy meetings? Many choices go into having a successful 4-H club meeting, training, community workshop, or grower meeting. Extension staff, and volunteers should include healthy lifestyle behaviors into their education and "Walk the Talk" for healthy living in Arizona. Learn how your next meeting or event can promote healthy habits like good nutrition, physical activity and safe food.
    • Healthy Parenting: Taking Care of Yourself

      Firth, Annette; 4-H Youth Development Program (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1998-07)
      Parenting is a complicated task and it is a continual, learning process. It involves providing physical care, encouragement, love, support and guidance. There is not one right method of parenting and so effective care givers continue to develop these skills all their lives. This publication discusses the parenting skills for children at different life stages and it also discusses the skills needed for care givers.
    • Healthy Self Esteem for Young Children

      Paz, Janet; Lauxman, Lisa; Family & Consumer Resources, Norton School of (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1998-07)
      Self-esteem has two components: a feeling of personal competence which allows us to cope with life's challenges, and a feeling of personal worth or self-respect which encourages us to stand up for our interests and needs. It reflects your judgment and your ability to cope with the challenges of your life and of your right to be happy. This publication addresses the issue of how to help children build a healthy self-esteem.
    • Home Preservation of Food: Preservation of Foods With Salt or Vinegar

      Brown, Frances L.; Picard, Olive G. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1936-04)
    • The Housekeeper's Schedule

      Salisbury, Edith C. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1916-08)
    • Ideas for Picky Eaters

      Keeling, Heidi L.; Florian Armstrong, Traci L. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2017-08)
      Parents of picky eaters often find it challenging to motivate their children to eat healthy, balanced meals. Two important goals of ensuring healthy lifestyles for our children include teaching them about the importance of a balanced, nutritious diet, and modeling healthy meals at home. For parents of picky eaters, this can seem like an impossible task!