New Health and Well-Being Educator at UW-Madison-Division of Extension Rock County

Sara Ennocenti is the new Health and Well-Being Educator for Division of Extension in Rock County. She works in Extension’s Institute of Health and Well-Being which creates positive change and works to help solve the most urgent well-being needs for Wisconsin families through evidenced based programs that are focused on nutrition, food security and safety, chronic […]

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Celebrate 529 Day–Encourage a Child to Have Big Dreams!

Every year May 29th (5/29) is celebrated as “529 Day.” It is a day to learn about the benefits of saving early for higher education for children, because a little savings can go a long way to building future dreams. Why “529 Day”? Because 529 College Savings Plans are named for Section 529 of the […]

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Dealing with Bullies: Tips for Parents

Bullying has been the subject of media reports lately, but in reality, it is a problem that has been around for a long time. In fact, the rate of bullying has stayed fairly steady for the last decade. About twenty-five percent of kids between the ages of 12-18 say they have been bullied in the […]

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Research: Teenage brains inclined to risk-taking

Parents, if your teen sometimes engages in risky behaviors that seem hard to fathom, take heart. According to a University of Wisconsin-Extension/UW-Madison teen specialist, teenagers are physically, socially and emotionally programmed for behavior that people in other stages of life might find perplexing. “A better understanding of the teenage brain helps to explain this,” says […]

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