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Adventures in New Parenthood - When should I introduce solid foods?

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

Guest: Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Food and Nutrition

Episode 19

When you are a first time parent, every day is an adventure of learning new things about your infant!  In this episode, Dr. Heather Norman-Burgdolf, Extension Specialist in Food and Nutrition (and new mommy) shares some insight into introducing solid foods to your infant.  She stresses the importance of discussing this with your pediatrician.  She also shares tips to ensure that your experience is pleasant and safe.

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Whose job is it, anyway? Family Chores

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 18

In this episode, Dr. David Weisenhorn shares with Dr. Jennifer Hunter what the research says about assigning chores to children.  He emphasizes the importance of shared responsibility, teamwork and building empathy and the ways that chores can reinforce these concepts.

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Limiting the Use of Technology for Young Children

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 5

In a world where technology is ever present, determining how much technology use for children is appropriate is a challenge that many parents face. In this episode, Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Dr. David Weisenhorn discuss setting limits, modeling behavior and other tips for giving your children access to technology while not allowing it to overtake your family life.

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Nurturing the Teen Brain

 

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

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

Episode 2

Dr. Jennifer Hunter and Dr. David Weisenhorn discuss the development of the teenage brain.  Dr. Weisenhorn provides tips for nurturing brain development related to sleep, technology and protective factors that foster healthy growth.  

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