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Helping Children Process Feelings through Reading

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guests: Dr. Kerri Ashurst, Extension Specialist for Family and Relationship Development and Ruth Chowning, Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences, Bullitt County

Season 5, Episode 11

Reading is a great way to help children process the big feelings they have throughout their childhood.  In the early childhood years, if they have seen feelings and emotions in books then they might recognize those same feelings as they experience them and have a starting point to discuss them.  As children grow and develop, talking about feelings in reference to books can lead to more personal discussions.  Giving children and youth the space they need to discuss feelings and emotions is important all throughout their formative years.

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Keeping Your Teen Driver Safe

Host:  Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. David Weisenhorn, Extension Specialist for Parenting and Child Development

Episode 1, Season 4

When children reach the driving milestone age, it can be both an exciting and frightening time for parents.  Dr. David Weisenhorn shares timely tips for making this period as stress-free as it possibly can be for both child and parents.

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Introducing Solid Food to Infants

Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, University of Kentucky, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension

Guest: Dr. Courtney Luecking, Extension Specialist for Nutrition and Health

Episode 50, Season 3

If only parenting came with an instruction manual, new parents could breathe easier.  But, since there is no manual, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension has the answers to many of the questions that new parents ask.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Courtney Luecking shares what the research says about introducing solid foods to your infant.  So if you are a new parent, or maybe you are parenting an infant again after a few years break, listen in to learn what's new in the world of infant feeding.

 

Talking with Children About Race

Host:  Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. David Weisenhorn, Extension Specialist for Parenting and Child Development

Episode 48, Season 3

There are many conversations that parents must have with their children and talking about race is one. On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. David Weisenhorn shares about the importance of talking about race with your children.  He provides tips and insights about how to share with your children.  Let your children know that it is okay to talk about anything with you, no matter how young they may be.

Hosting A Family Olympics

FACS Sizzlin' Summer - Week 3 - Fire up the 4th!

Welcome to Week 3 of our FACS Sizzlin' Summer. Each week our podcast topic will relate to a theme that will be used for summer programming in county offices across the state of Kentucky. On Thursdays at 11 am eastern time, join us on our Facebook page @UKFCSExt for a related webinar.

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. Amy Kostelic, Extension Specialist for Adult Development and Aging and Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health

Episode 1, Season 3

July 4th is traditionally a holiday celebrated with friends and family, food, fireworks and fun!  This year, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, not only have the summer Olympics been postponed to 202ONE, but Independence Day celebrations may look a little different due to social distancing.  This week Amy Kostelic and Natalie Jones, provide great tips and ideas for keeping the fun in the 4th and hosting your own Olympics celebration!

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Grab and Go the Healthier Way

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky 

Guest: Dr. Courtney Luecking, Extension Specialist for Nutrition and Health

Episode 36, Season 2

Finding healthy eating options when you are out and about can sometimes be a challenge.  On this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Dr. Courtney Luecking to explore ways to head off what can sometimes be an obstacle to making healthier eating choices.

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Sometimes, “No” is a complete sentence!

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. David Weisenhorn, Extension Specialist for Parenting and Child Development

Episode 48

Parenting can be challenging and finding ways to help your children accept when you must say "No" can sometimes be difficult.  In this episode of Talking FACS, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Dr. David Weisenhorn to explore tips for saying "No" and sticking to your answer.

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Boredom Busters

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. David Weisenhorn, Extension Specialist for Parenting and Child Development

Episode 35

When weather and health issues cause schools to shut down, there is always the the threat of bored children.  While boredom may lead to inspiration, it never hurts for parents and caregivers to push the needle a little toward the inspire end of the spectrum.  This week, Dr. Jennifer Hunter sits down with Dr. David Weisenhorn to discuss ways to creatively inspire children right out of boredom and straight into learning.

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Family Resolutions

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. David Weisenhorn, Extension Specialist for Parenting and Child Development

Episode 34

This week, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Dr. David Weisenhorn explore Familly Resolutions.  They discuss the motivating factors that help us stick to resolutions and methods for enhancing family relationships along the way!

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Discipline, Reframed

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. David Weisenhorn, Extension Specialist for Parenting and Child Development

Episode 29

As we wrap up the year, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Dr. David Weisenhorn sit down to discuss the important topic of discipline.  Dr. Weisenhorn encourages parents to change the way they think about discipline, reframing the topic from punishment to instruction and teaching.  He offers examples for helping children to take responsibility for their actions and learn to solve the problem or correct the behavior.

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