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K-State Research and Extension is a leader in providing research-based information and education for creating strong, healthy Kansas communities. We strive to improve family relationships, develop consumer and financial management skills and help Kansans balance the demands of work, family, and community.
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Relationship Tip of the Month-September(Gottman,2001)
- When you have a disagreement with someone, try to stay connected and engaged with one another instead of being defensive and unkind.
- Consider exhibiting affection, interest, and shared respect. If possible, exhibit your sense of humor even during times of disagreement, but remember to still display respect to the other person.
- Consider turning toward one another in times of disagreement, as this will allow you to react in a positive way, thus promoting emotional connection. Over time, a couple can develop stable, long-term relationships from this behavior.
- Avoid turning against one another in times of difference.
Radon - January is Kansas Radon Action Month
Q: How do I Check for Radon in my House?
A: Stop by your local Extension office and purchase a radon test kit for $6.
We have lots of useful information in the office about it or go to http://www.kansasradonprogram.org
Adults and Aging
Home Care and Maintenance
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Basic Money Management, from the Basic Living Skills Series. This money management series covers budgeting, record keeping, banking, and credit.