Human Development

The Human Development Program at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County provides support to parents as they raise their children to be responsible, productive adults and citizens.

Below are listed some resources to help.

SCREENS

The Science of Parenting: Turn off the media, improve your child’s health. Video games and other media: pros and cons (2010)
https://store.extension.iastate.edu/Product/pm3002b

Making Good Decisions: Media and the Physical Health of Young Children, A Parent’s Tip Sheet (ND)
https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FY/FY107800.pdf

PLAY

What Young Children Learn Through Play (2009)
http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/yf/famsci/fs1430.pdf

Penn State Extension - Better kid care: pretend play (2013) – For Child Care providers
https://bkc.vmhost.psu.edu/documents/tips0406.pdf

SLEEP

Sleep Soundly: How to establish good sleep habits in your children (2009)
http://extension.missouri.edu/explorepdf/hesguide/humanrel/gh6116.pdf

DISCIPLINE

Discipline: A Parent’s Guide for Infants and Toddlers (2005)
http://store.msuextension.org/publications/HomeHealthandFamily/MT200412HR.pdf

HEALTHY LIVING

What should I do if my child is overweight? (2014)
http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/348/348-273/348-273_pdf.pdf

Raising Healthy Children: Active Families (2013)
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FY/FY119200.pdf

BODY IMAGE

“Do I Look Fat in This?”: The Role of the Mother-Daughter Relationships in Determining Body Image (2010)
http://ufdcimages.uflib.ufl.edu/IR/00/00/41/67/00001/FY92500.pdf

SEXUALITY AND DATING

Sexuality and Your Child (ages 3-7) (1995)
http://extension.missouri.edu/explorepdf/hesguide/humanrel/gh6002.pdf

Teen Talk: A survival guide for parents of teenagers.“I’ve met someone special” (2011)
http://www.extension.umn.edu/family/families-with-teens/fact-sheets/teen-talk-someone-special.pdf

Talking about sex (2007)
https://extension.tennessee.edu/publications/Documents/SP681-D.pdf

TEMPER TANTRUMS AND EMOTION DEVELOPMENT

Understanding Children: Temper Tantrums (2002)
http://ohioline.osu.edu/uc/pdf/1529j.pdf

Emotional Development in Young Children (2009)
http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/yf/famsci/fs666.pdf

Contact

Jane Juran
Senior Administrative Assistant
jsj79@cornell.edu
631-727-7850 x 340

Last updated September 21, 2016