Families and relationships


Families and relationships
Eating at home benefits families

Busy lifestyles disrupt family time, with 43.1 percent of meals eaten outside of the home in 2012. Studies show that families that eat together reap many benefits. Read more

Everyone benefits from family meals

Family mealtime helps foster a sense of connectedness for children and an opportunity to focus on family communication. Read more

Car seat safety

Car crashes kill more children 1 to 14 years old than any other cause, so adults need to use child safety tools correctly. Read more

Prioritizing your time

Time is a unique resource in that everyone is given an equal amount. How you invest that gift is a major factor in how you feel about life. Read more

Promoting young children's early literacy

Children who have reading difficulties in the primary grades often had limited early literacy learning experiences. Read more

MU Extension offers program to deal with stress

Life's many choices and obligations can take their toll on body, mind and spirit. Read more

Report provides county-by-county data on senior population

As baby boomers age, older Americans will make up a growing proportion of Missouri's population. Read more

Helping children during a time of crisis

What adults say and do can help distance children from the sense of threat, help them work through their emotions, and maintain or regain a sense of normalcy. Read more


  • Tuesday, December 2, 2014
    BUTLER, Mo. – One of the biggest challenges of the holiday season is finding gifts for friends and relatives who live in nursing homes or small apartments.


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