Portrait of Diane W Bales

Diane W Bales

Diane Bales is a human development specialist with University of Georgia Extension.
Area(s) of Expertise: Child Care, Parenting, Early Childhood Development, Grandparents raising grandchildren


08/04/21 - This National Play Outside Day, start a family tradition of getting active 07/27/21 - As children prepare to go back to school, make sleep a priority 09/01/20 - Prepare for a record-setting hurricane season 07/23/20 - Practicing with masks before school starts can help kids with new rules 07/22/20 - Reassure children that heightened anxiety about returning to school is normal 07/01/19 - Make physical activity a part of your child’s, family’s lifestyle 07/01/19 - Sleep deprivation can disrupt learning, productivity 07/01/19 - Back-to-school 2019: A new backpack and a game plan for handling stress 07/01/19 - Busy families can keep the lines of communication open by establishing set times to talk 06/27/19 - UGA releases back-to-school media package on July 5 07/05/18 - Smart speakers can be amazing tools but parents need to be cautious 07/05/18 - Bedtimes can make a difference in children's mood and ability at school 07/05/18 - Making the switch from summer brain back to school brain 07/05/18 - Vegetables don't have to be scary 08/09/17 - Meal times, bed times and ... screen times? A new checklist for modern baby sitters 08/09/17 - Take action against cyberbullying 07/07/16 - Consistent schedule vital to children's health 07/07/16 - Tablets can lead to creative learning opportunities if used correctly 12/09/15 - Keep safety tips in mind before buying toys for children 12/23/14 - Tablets make great learning tools for kids, but parents should be vigilant 07/03/14 - 60 minutes a day? How to carve out time to "Get Moving!" with your children 07/03/14 - Leave room for “play time” with young children 07/04/13 - Promoting health by involving kids in meal planning, grocery shopping 08/06/12 - Routines important for parents and children 08/02/12 - Parent and teacher relationships are critical to student success 06/22/11 - Overscheduling – what is too much? 06/22/11 - Rules, boundaries and routines 06/22/11 - Getting kids involved in community service 07/08/10 - From insects to projects, hands-on activities help students learn 06/17/10 - Supervise children, inspect equipment for safe playground experience 06/17/10 - Cell phone usage at school not all bad, must be monitored 03/11/10 - UGA training 'Moodles' with childcare providers 09/17/09 - Make family mealtimes enjoyable 07/09/09 - Kids and technology 07/09/09 - Home alone: When is your child ready? 07/07/09 - Take time to play 07/02/09 - Planned family time good for children and parents 11/06/08 - Cooking with kids 07/08/08 - Get involved early to stop school dropouts 08/23/07 - Help children prevent, conquer illnesses in school 07/12/07 - Prevent school stress: balance activities and play 07/12/07 - Learning styles guides for choosing kid activities 08/11/05 - Start dropout prevention before kindergarten 07/28/05 - Prepare preschoolers for first leap into school 09/14/01 - Extension Offers Help Discussing Disaster with Children 07/25/01 - 2001 Early Childhood Institutes Slated 06/25/01 - Choosing Child Care? Quality Counts 07/24/00 - ECIs Help Keep Children Happy, Learning 03/31/99 - Keep Your Signals Straight About TV 02/17/99 - Parents Can Help Children Become Better Readers 02/10/99 - Help Your Child Develop Great Homework Habits