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Grant to help parents guide their college students

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, 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 […]

WSU orientation offers guidance for parents too

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, 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 […]

By avoiding baby talk, dads may help kids acquire language

From the Acoustical Society of America SPOKANE, 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 […]

Extension program to strengthen families expands

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 […]