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Nf05-626 Communicating With Families: Building Relationships, Mary K. Warner, Debra E. Schroeder, Mary Nelson, Eileen Krumbach, Sarah Effken Purcell, Kathy Bosch, John Defrain Jan 2005

Nf05-626 Communicating With Families: Building Relationships, Mary K. Warner, Debra E. Schroeder, Mary Nelson, Eileen Krumbach, Sarah Effken Purcell, Kathy Bosch, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Successful child-care providers, preschool teachers and elementary teachers begin to establish positive relationships with the children in their care or classrooms as soon as possible. Here are some guidelines for making closer contact with the children's families.


G05-1589 Fun Family Time Together, Kathy Bosch Jan 2005

G05-1589 Fun Family Time Together, Kathy Bosch

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Listed here are some 100 activities that families can do together to help strengthen their relationships and create unity and loyalty among all family members.

"One criterion for family fun is to make time to be together."


Nf05-625 Communicating With Families: Communicating With Families Of Infants, Debra E. Schroeder, Mary K. Warner, Mary Nelson, Eileen Krumbach, Sarah Effken Purcell, Janet S. Hanna, Kathy Bosch, John Defrain Jan 2005

Nf05-625 Communicating With Families: Communicating With Families Of Infants, Debra E. Schroeder, Mary K. Warner, Mary Nelson, Eileen Krumbach, Sarah Effken Purcell, Janet S. Hanna, Kathy Bosch, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Families have many adjustments to make as they transition to parenthood. Parenting is a lonely endeavor sometimes. Often families rely more on outside child care, and with that comes the need, particularly for families of infants, to keep the communication lines open between themselves and their child-care providers. A variety of techniques can be used to help families and child-care providers communicate effectively.


Nf05-627 Communicating With Families: Communication Techniques, Debra E. Schroeder, Mary K. Warner, Mary Nelson, Eileen Krumbach, Sarah Effken Purcell, Janet S. Hanna, Kathy Bosch, John Defrain Jan 2005

Nf05-627 Communicating With Families: Communication Techniques, Debra E. Schroeder, Mary K. Warner, Mary Nelson, Eileen Krumbach, Sarah Effken Purcell, Janet S. Hanna, Kathy Bosch, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

In the best child-care settings, providers and families work as a team. Each brings a unique point of view, and each shows concern for the child's growth and development. As a child-care professional, one of your roles in this partnership is to promote effective communication with families. It is important for child-care providers to develop and practice effective communication skills and implement them when communicating with families about their children.


Nf05-645 Infants And Toddlers — Developing More Than One Language, Janet S. Hanna, Kayla M. Hinrichs, Carla J. Mahar, John Defrain Jan 2005

Nf05-645 Infants And Toddlers — Developing More Than One Language, Janet S. Hanna, Kayla M. Hinrichs, Carla J. Mahar, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

When infants and toddlers are developing more than one language, the goal is that they will learn English and develop fluency in their home language. Children can become truly bilingual and be able to use two or more languages with fequal fluency. Children, families, schools, and communities all benefit when children keep their connection to their language and heritage.


Nf95-641 Car — A Strategy For Learning, Janet S. Hanna, Kayla M. Hinrichs, Carla J. Mahar, John Defrain Jan 2005

Nf95-641 Car — A Strategy For Learning, Janet S. Hanna, Kayla M. Hinrichs, Carla J. Mahar, John Defrain

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Language and literacy development starts at the very beginning of a child's life and is one of the main developmental events of early childhood. This process if facilitated by early adult-child interactions in which the adult guides and supports the child's learning by building on what the child already knows. Following the child's lead, a key strategy presented in Language Is the Key is one of the defining aspects of developmentally appropriate practice. It has been shown to successfuly facilitate early language development for children with and without disabilities.


G03-1525 Coping In Stressful Times During Drought, Linda S. Boeckner, Kathy Bosch, Catherine E. Johnston Jan 2003

G03-1525 Coping In Stressful Times During Drought, Linda S. Boeckner, Kathy Bosch, Catherine E. Johnston

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Families are affected by drought in many ways, including financially, emotionally, and physically. Although additional research is needed to learn how families cope with personal and work lives during drought, reliable information is available to understand how families react and cope with economic hardship, stressful times and difficult situations.

This NebGuide will address financial, emotional, and physical issues that families may experience during stressful times in addition to providing help on how families may access resources.


Nf530 Parenting Your Child Effectively: Work With, Not Against, Your Child, Marilyn Fox Jan 2002

Nf530 Parenting Your Child Effectively: Work With, Not Against, Your Child, Marilyn Fox

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication contains information about working with your children not against them.


G98-1345 Family Asset Mapping, Herbert G. Lingren Jan 1998

G98-1345 Family Asset Mapping, Herbert G. Lingren

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

All families have assets. Strengthening them is critical for a healthy family life. This NebGuide presents several opportunities for doing that.

The Family Relationship Bank Account

Successful family living requires two bank accounts: a financial account, which allows the purchase of goods and services, and a relationship account, which promotes sustainability, bonding and togetherness. When assets are many and the account balance is large, there is enough "money" to meet the relational demands that exist between couples, the family demands of raising children and the social demands of living in a community. At other times, when withdrawals are high, or ...


Nf98-359 The Earned Income Credit: Extra $ If You Qualify, Lisa Ahlberg, Kathy Prochaska-Cue Jan 1998

Nf98-359 The Earned Income Credit: Extra $ If You Qualify, Lisa Ahlberg, Kathy Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact examines the EIC (Earned Income Credit) program, which was created to reduce the tax burden on workers who earn low or moderate incomes.


Nf97-326 Family And Children Web Sites, Herbert G. Lingren Jan 1997

Nf97-326 Family And Children Web Sites, Herbert G. Lingren

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact presents Web sites that will provide you with useful information about family, children and parenting issues.


Nf96-311 Parent-Child Power Struggles: How To Handle Them, Herbert G. Lingren Jan 1996

Nf96-311 Parent-Child Power Struggles: How To Handle Them, Herbert G. Lingren

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This NebFact contains advice on dealing with power struggles with your children.


Nf95-223 Supporting Stepfamilies: What Do The Children Feel?, Tana Seymour, Connie Francis, Patricia Steffens Jan 1995

Nf95-223 Supporting Stepfamilies: What Do The Children Feel?, Tana Seymour, Connie Francis, Patricia Steffens

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact is part of a series about the special circumstances of stepfamilies.


Rp443 How To Impact Public Policy For Families, Georgia L. Stevens Jan 1995

Rp443 How To Impact Public Policy For Families, Georgia L. Stevens

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Societal changes impact families. Changes in families affect the dynamics of society. These changes result in development of public policies that may or may not adequately respond to family concerns. Private sector (business) policies may also compound such effects. Like government, these private sector policies may or may not respond to family concerns. This publication will focus primarily on public sector policymaking and how citizens can influence these processes for families.


G95-1269 Creating Sustainable Families, Herbert G. Lingren Jan 1995

G95-1269 Creating Sustainable Families, Herbert G. Lingren

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide discusses strategies for strengthening interpersonal family relationships.

As the 20th century draws to a close, there has been increasing concern about the family's ability to cope with the multiple stressors and demands placed upon it. Is the family still capable of providing a safe, nurturing, and wholesome place where children can grow up to become competent, productive adults? The current divorce rate claims one in two first marriages. Alcoholism among adults and youth is a major social and family problem. Reports of domestic violence and child abuse have increased 500 - 700 percent in the past 25 years ...


Ec95-819 Estate Planning For Farm And Ranch Families: Information For Your Legal And Tax Advisers, Paul H. Gessaman Jan 1995

Ec95-819 Estate Planning For Farm And Ranch Families: Information For Your Legal And Tax Advisers, Paul H. Gessaman

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This is one in a series of Cooperative Extension publications providing information and background for estate planning by persons operating Nebraska's farms and ranches. Titles of documents in the series are listed at the end. Reading the documents in this series will improve your understanding of estate planning tools and alternatives, and will make it easier to communicate with your attorney, accountant, and other helpers when your estate plan is prepared.


Nf93-155 Rural Families Facing Economics And Emotional Stress, Herbert G. Lingren Jan 1993

Nf93-155 Rural Families Facing Economics And Emotional Stress, Herbert G. Lingren

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses rural families facing economics and emotional stress.


Rp93-395 Liability Insurance And The Family Child Care Provider Jan 1993

Rp93-395 Liability Insurance And The Family Child Care Provider

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Life other small business owners, family child care providers need adequate life, health, and disability insurance to protect their families from the loss of their income. However, child care providers also face unique risks. Perhaps the most important of these risks is the financial loss that would result if the provider were found liable or responsible for the injury or death of a child or a child's parent. If a claim were filed against you as a provider, three different types of financial losses are possible: medical expenses, damages awarded to the victim or his/her family after a ...


G92-1117 The Sandwich Generation: A Cluttered Nest, Herbert G. Lingren, Jayne Decker Jan 1992

G92-1117 The Sandwich Generation: A Cluttered Nest, Herbert G. Lingren, Jayne Decker

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The needs of three generations and solutions to resolve their stresses are covered here.

Lisa and Bruce both have careers. They have a teen-age son, a college student daughter, a recently divorced daughter with a one-year-old child, and an elderly mother who needs an increasing amount of caregiving, all living in the same household. They are classic members of the sandwich generation.

In the 1990s, people live longer, they postpone marriage, more children are living at home to go to college, and an increasing number of adult children are returning home after a divorce or loss of job. Consequently, larger ...


Nf91-23 Insurance Needs Of The Home-Based Child Care Business (Revised February 2005), Kathleen Prochaska-Cue Jan 1991

Nf91-23 Insurance Needs Of The Home-Based Child Care Business (Revised February 2005), Kathleen Prochaska-Cue

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses what needs to be done before starting a child care business in your home. Think about getting business insurance coverage to provide risk protection for you, your business, your customers, and any employees. Protect business and personal assets from risk of loss. Consult with a competent insurance adviser before making insurance decisions.

This publication is meant to help you ask questions, not provide specific answers for your situation.


Heg86-210 Being A 'Grand' Parent, Herbert G. Lingren Jan 1986

Heg86-210 Being A 'Grand' Parent, Herbert G. Lingren

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This guide explores grandparenting, including the benefits derived from being a grandparent, suggestions on how to be a good grandparent, precautions to take when grandchildren come for a visit, and ways to have fun with grandchildren.

Grandparents Today

Approximately 75 percent of Americans over 65 have living grandchildren, according to a 1975 Harris poll. Most grandparents begin their role during middle age. The average age for becoming a grandmother is 46 and may be as early as 32. This means we need to set aside many outdated ideas about grandparent. They are active people. They do not necessarily get around ...


G77-381 Suggestions For Making Family Farm And Ranch Operating Agreements Work, Philip A. Henderson Jan 1977

G77-381 Suggestions For Making Family Farm And Ranch Operating Agreements Work, Philip A. Henderson

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Both parents and young people are interested in ways to help the younger generation get started in farming. The kinds of arrangements being used are many. No two are exactly alike. Families have different objectives; different resources are involved, and the relative contributions which involved parties make are unique to each family situation.

There are certain principles, however, that need to be recognized in every family farm or ranch operating agreement and they are discussed here in this NebGuide.