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Today’s families find themselves wanting to keep up with changes in their world; changes that happen at a faster and faster pace. Whatever your stage of life, Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Family and Consumer Sciences programs bring you knowledge you can use to make better decisions and improve your life. We bring you proven, reliable, non-biased information to help you with raising kids, eating right, spending smart, and living well. Feel free to post your comments to our articles or e-mail us a question that you would like to see answered in this blog.

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Brittany Michael

What Extension can do for you

I'm sure that many of you have never heard of Virginia Cooperative Extension or VCE. I know I hadn't until I started working with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Warren County office; and the thought is either you know everything about extension...or you don't have a clue what extension is.
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Brittany Michael

Children get stressed, too

Ask an adult about what childhood should be and a majority of responses are probably "times for kids to be kids, with no responsibilities or major worries." However, we know that isn't always the case for children.
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Karen Ridings

Study skills and the successful student

Children who develop study skills and habits have a greater chance of being successful in school than children who do not get into the habit of studying.
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Karen Poff

A healthy family teaches right from wrong

Society often sends the message, "If it feels good, do it!" But the experts say that in healthy families, the adults don't leave children on their own to decide their values. Instead, parents in healthy families send clear messages to children about what is right and wrong.
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Karen Ridings

Raising successful children by teaching healthy habits

"I want the best for my children." All parents want their children to succeed in life. The question is how can we help them reach their full potential? Certainly education is a key ingredient for success. Teaching children what good health looks like and "smart" habits to maintain a healthy body is also part of the success story.
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Karen Poff

A healthy family gives time to neighbors and the community

Giving time to neighbors and the community may not seem to fit in with having a healthy family. But the research shows that families who value service to others seem stronger than those who do not.
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Brittany Michael

Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE)... how can I reach them?

Some of you may use Virginia Cooperative Extension's Agents and services on a regular basis; others may not know what VCE even is
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Brittany Michael

Body image and your children: What does this mean?

Body image refers to the way your child views himself in the mirror and imagines in his mind - meaning he sees the body either how it really appears to others or distorted.
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Karen Poff

A healthy family shares family traditions

The "season to be jolly" is a time for family traditions. But healthy families don't save their rituals and sharing just for November and December. Healthy families use traditions all through the year to maintain a sense of belonging.
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Karen Poff

A healthy family shares responsibility

Raising responsible children is one of the hardest jobs of parenting. Think about it. Is it easier to let children get by without doing chores or to deal with the complaining about the chores?

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