parenting http://iowapublicradio.org en Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity http://iowapublicradio.org/post/far-tree-parents-children-and-search-identity <p>What do dwarfs, prodigies, and deaf people have in common?</p><p>"In a curious way, differences that seem so isolating are actually what unites us and the thing we have most in common."</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:36:34 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Emily Woodbury 38916 at http://iowapublicradio.org Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity Breastfeeding U.S.A. http://iowapublicradio.org/post/breastfeeding-usa <p>Thirty-five years ago, Iowa City Firefighter Linda Eaton continued to breastfeed her child at work against orders from her supervisor, and a b<span style="line-height: 1.5;">reastfeeding discussion was launched locally and gained national attention. Today, breastfeeding is treated a little differently, but it is also very different than other cultures. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:16:00 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Ben Stanton 38516 at http://iowapublicradio.org Breastfeeding U.S.A. Technology and Health http://iowapublicradio.org/post/technology-and-health <p>Today, kids average six hours of screen time a day.&nbsp; According to a <a href="http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1852609">new study</a> published in JAMA Pediatrics, children whose parents limit screen time get more sleep, do better in school, have fewer behavior problems and lower their risk of obesity.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.psychology.iastate.edu/faculty/dgentile/">Doug Gentile</a>, associate professor of psychology at Iowa State University, discusses the reverse results on the studies.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:12:07 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 38452 at http://iowapublicradio.org Technology and Health Middle Childhood http://iowapublicradio.org/post/middle-childhood-0 <p>Listen back to Talk of Iowa's conversation on middle childhood. <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/positiveparenting/middle.html">Middle childhood</a> is the time between toddler-hood and the teen years. It’s a point in development when kids transition into a concrete way of thinking that's more categorical and less emotionally volatile.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe talks with an anthropologist, pediatrician and counselor about what's going on inside those growing bodies and minds.</p><p></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:51:02 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 35092 at http://iowapublicradio.org Middle Childhood Raising Girls http://iowapublicradio.org/post/raising-girls <p>From Cinderella to Miley Cyrus our girls grow up in an environment rich in images of femininity.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe gets insight into the challenges and dangers girls face as they grow and how the media influences their development.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:46:53 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 30401 at http://iowapublicradio.org Raising Girls Raising Boys http://iowapublicradio.org/post/raising-boys <p>Join host Charity Nebbe for the first of a two-part show about how children grow up. &nbsp;Today, the focus is on boys. &nbsp;How do they develop, what are their challenges and risks, and hear one perspective on how changes in education have affected how boys perform in the classroom.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 16:46:34 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Ben Stanton 30331 at http://iowapublicradio.org Raising Boys 5000th Point of Light http://iowapublicradio.org/post/5000th-point-light <p>Floyd Hammer and Kathy Hamilton of Union Iowa were recently recognized for their work fighting global hunger. &nbsp;Their work involves&nbsp;getting packaged meals to hungry&nbsp;children in Africa and many other places. &nbsp;Floyd and Kathy talk with host Ben Kieffer about their work and what is ahead for them.</p><p>In the second half of the show, hear from Iowa author John Price about his new memoir "Daddy&nbsp;Long Legs."</p><p></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 19:30:16 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Sarah Boden & Ben Stanton 24303 at http://iowapublicradio.org 5000th Point of Light Parents In Prison http://iowapublicradio.org/post/parents-prison <p>When a parent is sent to prison, the lives of his or her children are changed forever. Today on Talk of Iowa, Charity Nebbe hosts a discussion on parents in prison. Maintaining and creating healthy bonds, and breaking the cycle of incarceration.</p><p></p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 17:53:09 +0000 Emily Woodbury & Charity Nebbe 24012 at http://iowapublicradio.org Parents In Prison Teaching Kids About Race http://iowapublicradio.org/post/teaching-kids-about-race <p>Children are very observant… they notice differences in skin colors, hair, clothes, ways of talking...&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe discusses how children learn about race and how parents can teach their children about race and ethnicity with <a href="http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/africology/faculty/winkler.cfm">Erin Winkler</a>, associate professor of <a href="http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/africology/">Africology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee</a>, and <a href="http://kto6gato.maker.good.is/projects/7998">Madeleine Rogin</a>, a kindergarten teacher and <a href="http://www.good.is/posts/wha Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:46:47 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 23179 at http://iowapublicradio.org Teaching Kids About Race The Changing Role of Fathers http://iowapublicradio.org/post/changing-role-fathers <p>Sunday is Father's Day. &nbsp;Find out about the Father’s Day Index and hear about the changing role of dads, who are increasingly stay-at home parents. How is that fact affecting families and our stereotypes? &nbsp;Guest host Ben Stanton gets advice for dads to communicate with kids using handwritten letters. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 18:14:43 +0000 Ben Stanton & Sarah Boden 22460 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Changing Role of Fathers Middle Childhood http://iowapublicradio.org/post/middle-childhood <p>Middle childhood is the time between toddler-hood and the teen years. It’s a point in development when kids transition into a concrete way of thinking that's more categorical and less emotionally volatile.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe talks with an anthropologist, pediatrician and counselor about what's going on inside those growing bodies and minds.</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 19:56:40 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Char 13988 at http://iowapublicradio.org Middle Childhood Same-Sex Couples In Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/same-sex-couples-iowa <p>When same-sex marriage became legal in Iowa the state became a wedding destination, but some same-sex couples wanted more than just a marriage license. Charity Nebbe talks with couples who moved to Iowa in their search for marriage equality.</p><p></p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 17:21:10 +0000 Charity Nebbe 12776 at http://iowapublicradio.org Same-Sex Couples In Iowa Jane Roper: "Double Time" http://iowapublicradio.org/post/jane-roper-double-time <p>Humorist Josh Billings wrote in the 19th century, &ldquo;There are two things in life for which we are never truly prepared: twins.&rdquo; When Jane Roper found out she was pregnant with twins, she tried hard to find a memoir from another mother who could give her some advice. She didn&rsquo;t find it, so she has written her own, &ldquo;<a href="http://janeroper.com/" target="_blank">Double Time</a>.&rdquo; (St. Martin&rsquo;s Press) It&rsquo;s an up-close look at her first three years raising twin daughters. This hour, Charity speaks with Roper, who has an M.F.A. Thu, 17 May 2012 16:11:13 +0000 Charity Nebbe 1687 at http://iowapublicradio.org Jane Roper: "Double Time" The Real Moms of Eastern Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/real-moms-eastern-iowa <p>Mothers have always turned to other mothers for advice. So it&#39;s no surprise that &quot;mommy blogs&quot; are big--moms swapping information on a virtual playground. St. Luke&#39;s Hospital in Cedar Rapids has gotten into the action with a new website and blog called &quot;The Real Moms of Eastern Iowa.&quot;&nbsp;Charity speaks with &quot;Real Moms&quot; creator, Danielle Rauser and fellow bloggers Mel Ostmo and Courtenay Baker-Olinger.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Charity Nebbe 121 at http://iowapublicradio.org Accordion Families http://iowapublicradio.org/post/accordion-families <p>In sociologist Katherine Newman&#39;s new book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Accordion-Family-Boomerang-Anxious-Competition/dp/0807007439">The Accordion Family</a></em>, she argues that globalization and weak economies have caused households to expand and incorporate grandparents, parents and children under one roof. Ben Kieffer speaks with Newman about the challenges of loved ones living together to make ends meet. We&#39;ll also hear from an Ames family whose two adult daughters have moved back home in an effort to save money.</p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Ben Kieffer 175 at http://iowapublicradio.org