Parent’s Corner — Sept. 17, 2022

The MSU Extension of Midland County and partner parenting educators sponsor the Parents’ Corner. Submit your submissions to Midland County MSU Extension Educator, Sheila Salo 220 W. Ellsworth St., Midland, MI 48640.

Online extension Extras parenting lesson. Visit the MSU Extension on Tuesday, September 27 at 8:00-9:30 p.m. to visit the Resilience Toolbox. By stocking your resilience toolbox, parents and guardians can help children deal with the stressors in their lives and provide them with the skills, tools, and know-how to deal with whatever life throws at them. In this free online course, learn about resilience and its importance, understand how stress affects children, learn protective factors to support resilience, and identify specific strategies to build resilience in children. The course offers parents of young children guidance on how to master the challenges, joys and sorrows of parenthood. Certificates of attendance will be issued upon completion of the course. Participants have the opportunity to participate and actively participate via a computer or an app on a tablet or smartphone. Participants can also listen to the presentation over the phone (by calling). Contact Courtney Aldrich at [email protected]

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Sprouts & STEMs: Sustainable Garden Art. The Sprouts & STEMs program is a collaboration between Creative 360, the Midland Section of the American Chemical Society, and the Midland County Youth Action Council. The accessible and inclusive educational garden at Creative 360’s Bayliss site is the perfect place to learn about art, environmental stewardship and science. Join us for this free Creative 360 ​​event on Wednesday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Attendees are asked to register by calling 989-837-1885 or to attend to let them know how many people are coming.

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Adorable Pinecone Owls featuring Carol Speltz. Creative 360 ​​is offering a one-of-a-kind creative arts experience for kids ages 5-10 starting Thursday, October 6 from 4:15-5:30 p.m. Students will make art, move their bodies, get dirty, make new friends, and explore all aspects of creativity. Attendees are asked to register or attend at least two days prior to each day by calling 989-837-1885

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Today’s mother. This four-week, interactive online course aims to improve the diet and exercise habits of expectant mothers before, during and after pregnancy. There is no cost to participants and topics covered include: relief from normal pregnancy discomforts, baby development, healthy nutrition for mother and child, reading food labels, menu planning, staying active during and after pregnancy. Lessons take place on Thursdays, October 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. To register, call 989-835-6648 or visit [email protected] for more information.

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