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Human Development

Kid Smart

Lesson Plans

Parenting & Child Development
* Lesson 1: Introduction and Ground Rules
    Lesson Plan
    Ground Rules Handout
    The Question Box Handout
* Lesson 2: The Job of Being a Parent
    Lesson Plan
* Lesson 3: How Does My Child Grow?
    Lesson Plan
    Principles of Child Development Handout
Managing Stress
* Lesson 1: It's About TIME?
    Lesson Plan
    Time Awareness Survey Handout
* Lesson 2: De-Stress Your Life
    Lesson Plan
    Comfort Zone Handout
* Lesson 3: It's All Under Control
    Lesson Plan
    Six Steps to Help Control Anger Handout
* Lesson 4: We All Need Somebody to Lean On
    Lesson Plan
    Whole World Handout
Communication
* Lesson 1: Learning to Listen
    Lesson Plan
    Handouts
* Lesson 2: Using "I" Messages
    Lesson Plan
    Handouts
* Lesson 3: The KISS Principle: Keep It Short and Simple
    Lesson Plan
    Handouts
* Lesson 4: Take Time for Encouragement
    Lesson Plan
    Handouts
Guidance
* Lesson 1: No Two Children are Alike
    Lesson Plan
* Lesson 2: Your Parenting Style
    Lesson Plan
    Password Game Handout
* Lesson 3: Why Children Misbehave
    Lesson Plan
    Handouts
* Lesson 4: Setting Limits for Children
    Lesson Plan
    Setting Limits Handout
* Lesson 5: Natural and Logical Consequences
    Lesson Plan
    Handouts
* Lesson 6: Choosing the Right Tools
    Lesson Plan
    Handouts
Child Care
* Lesson 1: Does My Child Really Need Child Care?
    Lesson Plan
* Lesson 2: What kind of Child Care Arrangement is Best for Me?
    Lesson Plan
    Handouts
* Lesson 3: A Day in the Life of A Working Parent
    Lesson Plan
    Handouts
* Lesson 4: Making a Successful Plan and Communicating With Your Child Care Provider
    Lesson Plan
    Handouts
Dealing with Transitions
* Lesson 1: Making the Transition from Dependence to Self-Sufficiency
    Lesson Plan
    Changes in Life Handout
    Seven Stages of Transitions Handout
    Making Transitions Handout
    Transition Strategies for Adults Handout
    Transition Scenarios Handout
    What Is Transition (transparency)
* Lesson 2: Resources for Transition
    Lesson Plan
    Transition Cards Handout
    Resource Cards Handout
    Types of Resources Handout
* Lesson 3: Helping Your Child Through Difficult Transitions
    Lesson Plan
    Losses in Difficult Transitions Handout
    Web Sites for Parents: Coping with Transitions Handout
Teens as Parents
* Lesson 1: The Job of Being a Parent - The Legal Role
    Lesson Plan
* Lesson 2: Will the Real Mother Please Stand Up?
    Lesson Plan
    Handouts
* Lesson 3: Stress and the Teen Parent
    Lesson Plan
    Handouts
Parenting Adolescents
* Lesson 1: Parenting Adolescents
    Lesson Plan & Handouts
* Lesson 2: Adolescent Development: What's Happening?
    Lesson Plan & Handouts
* Lesson 3: Guiding Adolescents
    Lesson Plan & Handouts
* Lesson 4: Talking About Difficult Issues
    Lesson Plan & Handouts
* Lesson 5: Kids . . . Clothes . . . Compromise!
    Lesson Plan & Handouts
Working with Schools
* Lesson 2: Many Ways To Be Smart
    Lesson Plan & Handouts
* Lesson 3: Does My Child Have a Learning Disability?
    Lesson Plan & Handouts
* Lesson 4: Getting Connected with Your Child's School
    Lesson Plan & Handouts
* Lesson 5: Helping Children Learn at Home
    Lesson Plan & Handouts
* Lesson 6: Helping Your Child Deal with School Transitions
    Lesson Plan & Handouts
Children's Health
* Lesson 1: When Does My Child Need to Go to the Doctor?
    Lesson Plan & Handouts
* Lesson 2: Basic First Aid Every Parent Should Know
    Lesson Plan & Handouts
* Lesson 3: How Safe Is Your Home for Your Child?
    Lesson Plan & Handouts
Dealing with Crises
* Lesson 1: How to Deal with Bullying and Teasing
    Lesson Plan & Handouts
* Lesson 2: Teaching Your Child About Grief and Death
    Lesson Plan
* Lesson 3: Be Prepared - Finding Help for Your Child in Crisis
    Lesson Plan & Handouts
Building Character
* Lesson 1: Shaping Character
    Lesson Plan & Handouts
* Lesson 2: Teaching Kids to "Be Good"
    Lesson Plan & Handouts
* Lesson 3: Blowing the Whistle on "Bad"
    Lesson Plan & Handouts
* Lesson 4: Cheerleaders for Good Behavior
    Lesson Plan & Handouts
* Lesson 5: Super Model Me?
    Lesson Plan & Handouts

For more information about the UT Extension Human Development programs, please contact your local County Extension Representative.