Family & Child Sciences

FSU research: Helicopter parenting hinders children’s self-control skills

Helicopter parenting is a style of parenting in which parents excessively monitor their children and often remove obstacles from their paths, instead of helping them develop the skills to handle the inevitable difficulties of life. In their work, published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies, researchers looked at why helicopter parenting may harm young […]

CHS Grads Among 3MT Finalists

NFES doctoral student, Abigail Cullen and FCS doctoral students Peipei Hong, and Shar’Dane Harris are finalists in the FSU Graduate School 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) Competition! View Event Come and show your support! Remember, those attending (audience) are able to vote for the people’s choice award. About the competition: The Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a research […]

Get your head in the game: Research shows mindfulness in relationship is key to a happy couple

Jonathan Kimmes is an assistant professor of Family and Child Sciences at Florida State University A Florida State University researcher has found that an individual’s ability to be mindful or stay in the present has a profound effect on a romantic partner’s happiness. Assistant Professor of Family and Child Sciences Jonathan Kimmes published a new […]

Remembering Judge Paul “Bill” Glenn

The Honorable Paul “Bill” M. Glenn Jr. We are saddened to share the news that Judge Bill Glenn passed away on the evening of July 7th with his wife, Karen, by his side. Judge Glenn meant a great deal to the College and was always actively committed to supporting its students, faculty, administration, and his […]

FCS faculty receives national award for mentorship

Dr. Joe Grzywacz, Chair & Norejane Hendrickson Professor The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) has selected Joe Grzywacz, the Norejane Hendrickson Professor of Family & Child Sciences at Florida State University, as a 2019 recipient of the Felix Berardo Scholarship Award in recognition of his career of outstanding mentorship to students and colleagues. Grzywacz […]

15 CHS students inducted into Garnet and Gold Society

View the original article at news.fsu.edu. Florida State University welcomed 314 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society during a special ceremony on April 25, including 15 students from the College of Human Sciences. Since 2010, the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society has encouraged student involvement and recognized undergraduate students who excel […]

Two CHS faculty receive 2019 FSU Undergraduate Teaching Award

Join us in congratulating Dr. Kristen Greene and Michele Garber as recipients of FSU’s 2019 Undergraduate Teaching Award! Both professors were selected by a committee of faculty and students. The University Teaching Award recognizes teaching excellence as multi-faceted, involving areas such as providing a positive role model to students, imparting a respect for truth and […]

FCS researcher: Leap to middle school is hard, but can be a fresh start for socially anxious children

View the original story by Zachary Boehm at news.fsu.edu. Article featured in the Tallahassee Democrat. For young people, the transition from elementary to middle school can be a time of stress, disruption and discomfort. For children who already have trouble interacting with their peers, the transition can be particularly fraught. In a study published online […]