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The Science of Parenting

Did you know toddler tantrums are an expression of both the desire for choices AND the need for limits? If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of a temper tantrum, you fully realize parenting is not for the faint of heart.

On this episode of Did You Know, Lori Hayungs, ISU Extension and Outreach Human Sciences Specialist in Family Life, discusses strategies for parenting in challenging moments in addition to everyday parenting, trends, and the latest parenting research. 

Learning about parenting now goes well beyond the large thick book you received as a baby gift. Hayungs discusses current topics ranging from everyday parenting to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES). She shares a new ISU Extension and Outreach online resource launched in January of 2018 called The Science of Parenting. The Science of Parenting covers a variety of topics, from teaching responsibility to teens, to determining how the amount of screen time affects children’s attention skills in school. This research-based resource is an instructional warehouse of parenting podcasts, publications and blogs on current parenting issues.    

Julie Hlas is an Advancement Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Focusing her efforts on External Relations, Communications and Marketing, Hlas has worked for ISU Extension and Outreach for over 14 years. Working as part of the state advancement team in Ames, IA, she also assists 28 county extension offices on the Western side of Iowa. Prior to her Extension career, she worked in public relations for the crime prevention unit of the Minneapolis Police Department and as a journalist for several small newspapers in NW Iowa. Hlas is a graduate from Iowa State Univeristy with a Bachelors of Science Distributive Degree in Advertising/Communication/Music. In her off time, she is an avid supporter of the arts and can be found around Sioux City Iowa, performing in and attending theatrical and musical productions.
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