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WSU research sought for parent-teen project

By Corrie Wilder, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

parent-teen-communicationPULLMAN, Wash. – Two Washington State University researchers have been asked to join a nationwide Experiment.com crowdfunded project to help parents and teens communicate about romantic and sexual relationships. » More …

Grant to help parents guide their college students

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

laura-hillPULLMAN, Wash. – Parenting doesn’t end when children head off to college, though there’s not much advice for what parents should do. With a five-year, nearly $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at Washington State University will look at how parents can best support their college-age offspring. » More …

Study: Innate teaching skills ‘part of human nature’

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Hewlett-80VANCOUVER, Wash. – Some 40 years ago, Washington State University anthropologist Barry Hewlett noticed that when the Aka pygmies stopped to rest between hunts, parents would give their infants small axes, digging sticks and knives. » More …

Yoga in jails helps make better fathers

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

yoga-ring-smallWENATCHEE, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has found that yoga can help fathers in jail be better dads. » More …

Experts in parenting, success to speak at Homecoming

     
            
                         

 

 

 

PULLMAN – Parenting specialist Mac Bledsoe and Bob Craves, co-founder of the College Success Foundation, will be featured speakers at the WSU College of Education’s Homecoming weekend celebration.

The seminars will be held on Oct. 9, followed by the Scholarship and Excellence Awards presentation on Oct. 10, at the Palouse Ridge Golf Course. The events are open to the public.

Craves’ 1:30 p.m. Friday presentation will be held in the Education Addition, Room 110.  As co-founder, chairman and … » More …

Studying effects of child stress extended by NSF grant

PULLMAN – The connection between a child’s stress level and the child’s future may become clearer following additional research to be funded by a new grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).Robert J. Quinlan, assistant professor of anthropology at Washington State University (WSU), is the lead investigator for an NSF grant funded in tandem with an NSF project headed by Mark V. Flinn, professor of anthropology at the University of Missouri, Columbia (MU).The team’s study site is an undisclosed village within the St. David Parish on the Caribbean island of Dominica.Robert Quinlan discusses family life with a grandfather and mother of one household on … » More …