43 publications were found
Building Baby's Brain Series: Buffering the Brain From Toxic Stress
Children who live in unpredictable worlds, who do not have the opportunity to form a secure attachment with a caregiver, or who live in an unsafe physical environment live in a constant state of heightened stress. This severe, chronic stress can have profound and long-lasting negative effects on brain development. Buffering children from toxic stress and helping reduce that stress to more tolerabl…
Building Baby's Brain Series: Creating Consistency
The developing brain thrives on repetition. When a baby experiences the same things over and over, the pathways of connections in her brain become stronger and more complex. One of the best ways to provide repetition for the developing brain is to create consistency in the child's world. This publication explains the components of consistency and what you can do to create a positive and predictabl…
Building Baby's Brain Series: Is Breast Milk Best?
Deciding how to feed your baby is one of the most important decisions expectant parents make during pregnancy. The first year of your baby's life is a time of rapid growth. By making sure your
baby gets the nourishment he needs, he'll be able to develop to his fullest potential. This publication address questions you may have regarding breast- vs. bottle-feeding and what you can to do enhance your…
Building Baby's Brain Series: Learning Language
If you're like most adults, learning a new language can be challenging. But the average baby learns a new language relatively easily. Babies learn language by hearing other people speak around them and by practicing making those sounds. Here is some information on how babies learn language and ways you can help your baby.
Building Baby's Brain Series: Nurturing Positive Relationships
Over the first months of life, babies build relationships with the adults who care for them. These early attachment relationships matter. Babies who form warm, loving relationships feel secure exploring and learning. Babies who live in an unpredictable world tend to form insecure attachments. They learn that the world is unreliable and expect later relationships to be negative. Here's what you nee…
Building Baby's Brain Series: Prime Times for Learning
Research in brain development shows there are certain windows of opportunity, known as sensitive periods, when certain parts of the brain develop most quickly. These windows are prime times for learning certain skills because the brain is ready to build networks of connections in response to what the five senses absorb. Here are some of those prime times, what to expect, and what you can do to imp…
Building Baby's Brain Series: The Basics
From the moment a baby is born, every experience taken in by the five senses helps strengthen the connections that guide development. No two brains are alike! Each child's brain creates individual pathways of connections based on specific experiences. Here are some general tips you can use to help wire the brain for success.
Building Baby's Brain Series: The Importance of Play
Play is one of the most essential activities babies do. Through play, babies and young children have the opportunity to experience new things and practice existing skills, which strengthens networks of
brain connections. This publication explains what babies learn while playing and what you can do to help build brain connections through play.
Building Baby's Brain Series: The Role of Music
Children who grow up listening to music develop strong music-related connections in the brain. Some of these music pathways actually affect the way we think. Listening to classical music seems to improve our spatial reasoning, at least for a short time. And learning to play an instrument may have an even longer effect on certain thinking skills. Here is some information on how music affects our br…
Building Baby's Brain Series: What Child Care Can Do
Child care providers play an important role in nurturing children's healthy brain development. When it comes to supporting healthy brain development, the type of child care is less important than the quality of care a child receives. This publication will help you understand the components of quality child care and the effects of low-quality child care on brain development.
Building Baby's Brain Series: What Parents Can Do
All parents want their children to be smart and successful. Researchers have found that a child's brain continues to develop long after birth. Parents can do many things to support their child's healthy
brain development, beginning before birth and continuing until their child is an adult. This publication explains some of the things you can do to ensure healthy brain development for your child.
Building Baby's Brain Series: What to Eat When You're Expecting
Your diet is important throughout your pregnancy. However, there are some special needs to consider during each trimester. You can help your baby get a healthy start in life by eating a variety of nutritious foods and making sure you gain enough wait. This publication explains what to eat for each trimester and offers insight on eating the right foods.
Coma Saludable Mantengase Activo Series: ¿Cuánta Agua Debería Beber?
Beber agua y mantenerse hidratados es importante para mantener a su familia sana.
Coma Saludable Mantengase Activo Series: El Agua Ayuda a los Niños a Tener Éxito
Beber agua y mantenerse hidratados es importante para mantener a su familia sana.
Coma Saludable Mantengase Activo Series: Tomar Agua es Importante
Tomar agua y mantenerse hidratado es una parte importante para mantener a su familia saludable.
Eat Healthy, Be Active Series: A Variety of Foods for Picky Eaters
Read tips for helping picky eaters try new foods, and play a food finder game with your child on your next grocery shopping trip.
Eat Healthy, Be Active Series: Appropriate Portion Sizes
Learn quick ways to estimate appropriate portion sizes for common foods, and help your child practice measuring and comparing portions of cereal.
Eat Healthy, Be Active Series: Benefits of Staying Physically Active
Read about the benefits of being physically active for adults and children, and play walking games with your child.
Eat Healthy, Be Active Series: Breakfast Fuels Your Day
Learn why breakfast is essential to good health, and encourage your children to make breakfast more interesting with healthy toppings for their hot or cold cereal.
Eat Healthy, Be Active Series: Current Physical Activity Trends
Read about current trends in physical activity, and help your child be active by finding creative ways to move while drawing with sidewalk chalk.
Eat Healthy, Be Active Series: Drinking Water is Important
Learn why drinking water is an important part of keeping yourself and your family healthy, and help children learn about hydration by exploring wet and dry sponges.
Eat Healthy, Be Active Series: Eat Breakfast Together
Read tips for creating a quick breakfast your family can eat on the go, and make breakfast fun by inviting your family on a breakfast picnic.
Eat Healthy, Be Active Series: Eating a Variety of Foods can be Fun!
Find out how to make eating foods from all of the food groups more fun, and encourage your child to eat fruit by making silly fruit faces on a plate.
Eat Healthy, Be Active Series: Eating a Variety of Foods is Healthy!
Learn about the five food groups that make up MyPlate, and help your child learn the groups by coloring in sections of a paper plate.
Eat Healthy, Be Active Series: Healthy Breakfast Feeds the Brain
Read about the connection between a healthy breakfast and children's learning, and work with your child to make a fruit smoothie for breakfast.
Eat Healthy, Be Active Series: Healthy Eating on a Budget
Learn how to help your family eat healthy on a budget, and help your child keep track of what he/she eats in each food group using a simple chart.
Eat Healthy, Be Active Series: How Much Physical Activity?
Find out how much physical activity young children need, and encourage your child to be active by playing a freeze dance game with music.
Eat Healthy, Be Active Series: How Much Water Should You Drink?
Find out how much water you should drink to stay hydrated, and help children make drinking water more fun by making colored fruit ice cubes.
Eat Healthy, Be Active Series: It's Important to Stop When You're Full
Learn why it’s important to stop eating when you are full, and teach your child about “full” and “empty” using bowls of water.
Eat Healthy, Be Active Series: Making Breakfast can be Fun
Check out breakfast foods that your child can help make, and work together with your child to build a fruit and yogurt parfait.
Eat Healthy, Be Active Series: Modeling Healthy Eating Behaviors
Find out how to model healthy eating for your child, and work with your child to create a healthy trail mix for a snack.
Eat Healthy, Be Active Series: Motivating Your Child to be Active
Learn how to motivate your child to be more active, and encourage your child’s physical activity by setting up a treasure hunt.
Eat Healthy, Be Active Series: Physical Activity Teaches New Skills
Learn about the skills children learn through physical activity, and be active as a family by playing a giant board game with your child.
Eat Healthy, Be Active Series: Safety and Physical Activity
Read safety tips for your active child, and encourage your child to be active by creating and moving through an obstacle course together.
Eat Healthy, Be Active Series: Tips for Serving Smaller Portions
Read tips for serving your family smaller food portions, and help your child practice healthy eating by self-serving food at the next meal.
Eat Healthy, Be Active Series: Water Helps Children Succeed
Read tips to help your child drink enough water every day, and help your child keep track of water drinking with a simple chart.
Eat Healthy, Be Active Series: What Does Full Feel Like?
Find out how to help your child recognize what feeling full is like, and encourage your child to practice “full” by filling a plastic bag with flour or cornstarch.
Eat Healthy, Be Active Series: What to Eat for Breakfast?
Check out breakfast ideas that include foods from several food groups, and encourage your child to draw a favorite breakfast food.
Eat Healthy, Be Active Series: Why It's Important to Stop When Full
Learn why it is important not to force children to clean their plates, and read a story with your child about why stopping eating when full is important.
Marriage Matters Series: Staying Together After the Loss of a Child
The loss of a child is an extremely difficult event for anyone to go through and often takes a toll on the marriage. Many couples do, however, maintain a healthy marriage through the difficult loss. In this Marriage Matters publication, we describe strategies couples can use to talk about the loss and where to get support during this extremely difficult time.
Marriage Matters Series: Stepparenting Begins with Common Ground
Defining the role as a stepparent can be a very difficult transition, both for the stepparent and the stepchild. In this Marriage Matters publication, we offer steps to help make the transition smoother and to help a new stepparent know what to expect in his or her new role.
Marriage Matters Series: When Baby Makes Three: Making Time for Two
The significant life-changing experience of becoming a first-time parent can be an exciting and stressful time, but can also take a toll on the marriage. In this Marriage Matters publication, we describe why becoming parents may be difficult on the marriage and offer suggestions of how to cope with the changes that come along with a family addition.
Youth-Focused Relationship Education: Helping Georgia's Youth Become Relationship Smart
Developmentally, one of the ways adolescents explore who they are is through romantic relationships. How adolescents approach these relationships is influenced by the relationships modeled around them. While some youth may have witnessed and learned about positive couple interactions from good models, many may have witnessed only poor models of couple relationships. Educational programs on healthy…