Play Home, Play Healthy service learning project helps parents educating at home

Graduate students at Washington State University are promoting simple activities that help families with children build life skills through a new program called Play Home, Play Healthy. “We don’t need fancy technology for development to happen,” said Sammy Perone, assistant professor in WSU’s Department of Human Development, who taught the course. “Development is about relationships, […]

A young boy learning to use a screwdriver.

Families That Eat Together Not Only Eat Better, They Do Better

Seattle, Wash., — Despite mounting evidence that families and kids benefit substantially from sharing meals together, there is also evidence that families are eating together less often. That’s why the Nutrition Education Network of Washington is promoting the concept of regular family meals as their contribution to national “Eat Better, Eat Together” month. “There is […]

Parents Long on Love, Short on Leadership

PULLMAN, Wash. — Do you feel like you’ve lost control of your kids, your family, your time? Are your family rituals on their death bed? Is a death knell tolling for your family values? If so, William J. Doherty, family scientist, author and educator, has the antidote and he will share it in a free […]

Northwest Parenting Conference April 13-14

TACOMA, Wash. — Parenting in the Public Interest: An Update for Parent Educators, the theme of Washington State University Cooperative Extension’s Sixth Annual Northwest Regional Parenting Conference, is scheduled April 13-14 at the Sheraton Tacoma Hotel. Speakers include Martha Farrell Erickson, who will speak on “Understanding Parent-Child Attachment: Implications for Parent Education and Family Support,” […]

Lynnwood Conference to Look at Role of Father

PULLMAN, Wash. — The role of fathers in parenting competent, caring and courageous children will be the focus of the Fourth Annual Northwest Regional Parenting Conference, scheduled Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21, at Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood. The conference is for both parenting educators and parents, especially fathers, according to Lori Carraway, […]

Promoting Family Peace is Conference Aim

PULLMAN, Wash. — Up to 400 parent educators are expected to attend the 2nd Annual Northwest Regional Parenting Conference, Oct. 30-31 in Yakima. Promoting peace in families is the theme of the conference, says Margaret Ray, Washington State University Cooperative Extension human development specialist. “A wide diversity of professionals, including community educators; public health nurses; […]