parenting http://kmuw.org en KU Reseachers Use Cell Phones To Improve Parenting http://kmuw.org/post/ku-reseachers-use-cell-phones-improve-parenting <p>A study by researchers at the Universities of Kansas and Notre Dame shows cell phones can be a powerful tool to help reinforce home-based parenting training.<br /><br />The study focused on parents who experience higher levels of depression, stress and family violence. KU’s Judith Carta says these families need better parenting strategies, yet they’re most at-risk of dropping out of the very programs meant to help them.<br /> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 14:32:54 +0000 Bryan Thompson 25854 at http://kmuw.org Parenting Tips Will Be Just A Text Away http://kmuw.org/post/parenting-tips-will-be-just-text-away <p>A new program will deliver tips to new parents over their cell phones.<br><br>The Kansas Early Childhood Advisory Council and Kansas Project LAUNCH have awarded $40,000 in mini-grants to communities across the state. The money will help promote a texting campaign designed to provide parents with easy access to health information.<br><br>Project coordinator Cristi Cain says that the program's key demographic is low-income mothers, who are active texters and are more likely to be reached that way.<br> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:26:45 +0000 Associated Press 21219 at http://kmuw.org