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Webinar planned for Tuesday to offer tips to help kids succeed in school

Published: Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 10:35 a.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 10:37 a.m. CST

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is sponsoring an interactive webinar for parents, grandparents and teachers with tips on how to help children and youth be successful learners.

The free webinar is from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday and features ISU Extension and Outreach family life specialists Donna Donald and Lori Hayungs. Advance registration is not required.

“We’ll discuss proven practices surrounding nutrition, physical activity, sleep, routines, learning at home, and love and limits and what we know from research right now about how to help kids learn,” Donald said.

The webinar is part of the Science of Parenting, www.scienceofparenting.org, a resource from ISU Extension and Outreach sharing research-based information to help parents rear their children.

Participation in the webinar is easy and convenient, Hayungs said. Webinar attendees may participate from any computer with Internet access. Participants will hear the presenters through their computer speakers and will have the opportunity to interact with the presenters and other attendees using a chat box in the webinar meeting room.

Prior to the webinar, participants should make sure their computer meets the minimum computer requirements, Hayungs said. “Visit our webinar connection page to test your computer’s ability to participate in the webinar. If the diagnostic test finds that you don’t have the required software, you will be automatically provided with a link to the free download.”

For computer requirements and how to connect to the webinar, visit www.extension.iastate.edu/families/page/sop-webinar. Contact Hayungs or Donald for more information.