Tag Children & families

Ideas for addressing Internet safety with your teen

October 8, 2013

Condensed from the book “Sex, Drugs ‘n Facebook: a Parent’s Toolkit,” written by former UW School of Medicine and Public Health researcher Megan Moreno and co-authored by 23 of the school’s residents and students from a variety of backgrounds.

Statewide poll demonstrates overwhelming support for healthy choices

September 16, 2013

Transform Wisconsin today released findings of a statewide public opinion poll on attitudes toward healthy living and disease prevention. The survey of 600 likely voters in Wisconsin was conducted from Aug. 1-3 by Public Opinion Strategies.

Q&A: Adjusting sleep to school start

August 20, 2013

Getting ready for school includes shopping for new clothes, pencils and notebooks, but there’s another critical step parents can take to get their kids ready: focus on sleep.

Countdown to kindergarten: Graue offers tips for starting school

August 13, 2013

As a parent, one day you’re changing diapers and struggling to function due to a lack of sleep. And the next thing you know, you awaken from the haze to realize your little baby is ready to march off to school for that first year of formal education.

Professor helps ‘Sesame Street’ reach children of imprisoned parents

June 12, 2013

For the past two years, psychologist Julie Poehlmann’s worked as an advisor for “Sesame Street” on developing materials that will help children with incarcerated parents and the people who are taking care of them.

Children’s Theatre opens door to Waisman Center resources

May 9, 2013

The Waisman Center Children’s Theatre series might make fewer headlines than the center’s groundbreaking research. Still, it maintains a valuable place among the center’s offerings. On Sunday afternoons during the academic year, it provides an accessible, welcoming opportunity for children of all ages and abilities to enjoy the arts.

Five Questions with Marie-Louise Mares

April 18, 2013

Growing up in Australia, Marie-Louise Mares didn’t have a television. Even then, she still got the occasional glimpse of “Sesame Street.”