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The Health of It All: Teen Dating

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Throughout the month, advocates across the nation work together to start conversations about how youth can stay safe, happy and healthy in their dating relationships. Parents play an incredibly important role in starting these conversations at home as well. Today’s Parenthetical post provides tips for parents to help […]

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Parent Policing: Helping your Teen Stay Safe Online

“>Whether it’s a computer, smartphone, tablet or even an iPod, teens today have almost unlimited access to smart devices and the Internet. A 2015 report found that 92% of 13-17 year olds reported using the Internet on a daily basis. While 12% of teens report going online once a day, more than half (56%) access […]

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Arsenic in Well Water

  January 28, 2016       Arsenic is a naturally-occurring mineral found in bedrock layers. Recent well water sampling programs in the Towns of Lamartine and Osceola found arsenic detects at a rate slightly higher than the state average. The EPA recommends avoiding long-term consumption of drinking water containing arsenic at a higher level […]

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4-H Family Times February Newsletter

Highlights in the February 4-H Family Times newsletter include:  2017 Presidential Inauguration Program, Basketball Tournament, Lemonade Day, Rabbit & Poultry meeting, ArtBeat, Shooting Sports

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Strong Women Strong Bones-Strength Training Classes

UW-Fond du Lac Continuing Education Department and Fond du Lac County UW-Extension is again offering a Strong Women Strength training program starting in January.  The class will be held Monday/Wednesdays, January 25 – April 6, at UW-Fond du Lac, 400 University Drive, Fond du Lac (Room A-216 of the Art Building) and Tuesdays/Thursdays, January 26 […]


Straight from the Teacher’s Mouth: How to support your kid’s learning

As many students prepare to return to school today after the holiday break, it is also an important time for parents to reflect on their role in their children’s academic success. This week’s Parenthetical article, originally posted in December 2013, shares a bit of teacher insight into what parents can do to promote a successful semester! […]


Mindful Parenting

Yoga, mediation, mindfulness and loving-kindness all are recent buzzwords but why in the world am I mentioning them on a parenting website? What do they have to do with parenting? Like peanut butter and jelly, mindfulness and parenting go hand-in-hand. Much of the best parenting happens when parents pause and think about how to act […]

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Youth Farm Tractor & Equipment Operations Safety Training

Dodge County UW-Extension, in cooperation with high school agriculture instructors and others, will offer the Youth Farm Tractor & Equipment Operations Safety Training program – Saturdays, Jan. 9-23, 2016, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Dodge County Administrative Building, 127 E. Oak St., Juneau.        

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Is my kid ready for a Smartphone under the tree?

  As our children kick into “wish list” overdrive this holiday season, it isn’t uncommon for them to ask for every new toy or gadget on the market. No matter what holiday you celebrate, many of our sons and daughters will be receiving a gift in the upcoming weeks. While we can’t predict the new […]


4-H Summer Student Employment / Internship

  COUNTY: Fond du Lac County LOCATION: Fond du Lac WI TYPE OF POSITION: Student Appointment EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: Mid-May – August, (dates negotiable) SUMMARY OF POSTION: This position is designed to a program of the UW Colleges/UW-Extension Summer Affirmative Action Internship Program. UW-Extension is an equal opportunity employer and no qualified applicant will be eliminated from consideration; however, active […]