Resources for Family Leaders
Research Based Resources
Navigating through the World Wide Web can be confusing. Below are UW-Extension supported on-line resources to help you on your road to an ever stronger family.
Family Financial Management
- A “one-stop” source of news, information, and advice on parenting and family life from University of Illinois Extension. Designed for parents and grandparents of children from birth through the teens, it provides feature articles with research-based information, video clips of parents and experts, breaking news and commentary, newsletters, and recommendations to the best parenting resources on the web.
- Love and Logic® will help you determine what type of parenting style you use, what will and will not work with your kids, and great comebacks every parent should know.
Building Strong Families
- Becoming a parent is an exciting change in your life. But it can be a stressful and trying time too. In this set of 12 newsletters, find out from child development experts from University of Wisconsin Extension, how your baby changes during each month of the first year. Get the latest information on child development, nutrition, health, safety, child care, changes in family life, and much more.
- Being a parent gets more exciting as your toddler learns to talk, play with you and others, and make decisions. Your toddler’s curiosity will delight you, as well as frustrate and tire you. In this set of 12 newsletters, find out from child development experts from the University of Wisconsin Extension, how your toddler changes during each two months of the second and third years.
- The Parenting the Preschooler newsletter is designed for parents and caregivers of preschool age children.
- Learning to read is one of those goals that all parents share for their children, and well it should be. Early reading ability is one of the key predictors of how children will succeed in their later schooling and life. And while schools and child care programs can have a big effect on the development of literacy, families still have the biggest impact.
Foods & Nutrition
- Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program
- Food and Nutrition Tips from UW-Extension
- Food & Nutrition Information Center (USDA National Agricultural Library)
- USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, Healthy Eating Index, Physical Activity Tool
- Food Safety – Gateway to Government Food Safety Information
- Nutrition.gov (Guide to Nutrition & Health Information on Federal Government websites)
- American Dietetic Association
- American Heart Association
- American Diabetes Association
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
- Nutrition & Physical Activity information from US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention