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Walk in My Shoes

Walk in My Shoes is a program to help school-age children learn about the aging process. The program was designed to improve children's attitudes about growing older, provide children with communication skills that help them form new or enrich current relationships with older adults, and strengthen intergenerational ties at large.

Helping Children Succeed in School

Research reveals the importance of parental and family involvement in schools. Although many parents and families recognize the value of education, role modeling, and establishing/maintaining positive connections with teachers/schools, they may not know how or where to start. Sometimes, however, they don't know where to start, when to find the time, or how to go about making positive connections with the school. At the most basic level, parents can begin encouraging the education of their children by showing that they truly value education themselves.

Parenting Again

A newsletter focused on grandparents raising their grandchildren. The number of grandparents who are raising their grandchildren continues to rise. For many grandparents, it is more difficult to parent the second time around. They may be faced with raising their grandchildren at a time when their age, poor health, and limited finances compound their problems. In spite of these challenges, grandparents do their best to help themselves and their grandchildren succeed. Parenting Again provides helpful information for those second-time parents.

Sprouts - Growing Healthy Habits

Eating a balanced diet, getting a good night’s sleep, limiting screen time, and choosing healthy foods at the grocery store during part of family shopping trips are all part of healthy habits established early in life. The Sprouts program is an interactive curriculum administered in kindergarten classrooms in a primarily low-income school in Champaign, Illinois.
Learn more about the Sprouts curriculum

Intentional Harmony

Intentional Harmony: Managing Work and Life is a set of resources to help people manage their work and their personal lives. Intentional Harmony is based on family theory and interdisciplinary research, and it addresses the needs of working individuals in several critical areas.

Parenting 24/7

This site focuses on raising children and managing family life with four sections dedicated to:

  • Infants
  • Preschoolers
  • School-aged children
  • Teens