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WSU research sought for parent-teen project
November 29, 2016

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.

Grant to help parents guide their college students
October 17, 2016

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.

WSU researcher receives grant to build family audio database
September 9, 2015

By Doug Nadvornick, College of Medical Sciences

VanDam-80SPOKANE, Wash. – Computer, speech and cognitive sciences will benefit from audio recordings of children’s communications that will be compiled into a database with funding from a National Science Foundation grant.

WSU orientation offers guidance for parents too
June 1, 2015

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

BumpusPULLMAN, Wash. – The transition to college can be as tough for parents as it is for students. To help parents cope, Washington State University has initiated Letting Go and Staying Connected, the final workshop during the 12 Alive! student/parent orientation sessions in June and July.

By avoiding baby talk, dads may help kids acquire language
May 19, 2015

From the Acoustical Society of America

child-research-cropSPOKANE, Wash. – In an era of shifting parental roles and increased involvement, researchers from Washington State University are investigating whether fathers modify their speech in the same way as mothers when talking to their children. This is the first study that has examined fathers’ verbal interactions with their children in a real-world setting using automatic data processing.

July 25: Financial aid session held for Latino parents
June 19, 2014

latino-parents-60PASCO, Wash. – A “Latino Parent College Night: Noche De Ayuda Financiera” focusing on financial aid for higher education will be at 5 p.m. Friday, July 25, at Pasco Public Library, 1320 W Hopkins St.

March 7: Latino parents learn about admissions, sciences
February 25, 2014

latino-parents-60PULLMAN, Wash. – More than 40 Latino parents from south central Washington will visit Washington State University to learn about majors in math, science and engineering as well as residence life, financial planning and the admissions process.

Extension program to strengthen families expands
November 2, 2009

PULLMAN – WSU’s ability to support parents and youth through WSU Extension’s Strengthening Families Program for parents and youth 10 to 14-years-old has recently expanded to the state’s most populated area, thanks to a grant from the Raikes Foundation.

 

The Strengthening Families Program is a research-based, best-practices model that reaches families with 10 to 14-year-old youth to provide parent, youth and family education. The Raikes Foundation grant, in the amount of $140,815, will expand the program to audiences in King County. The Raikes Foundation is a private family foundation based in Seattle, with a mission of providing opportunities and support for adolescents. The current … » More …