Family & Child Sciences

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 […]

Help add new equipment to exercise science lab

Join us in reaching our goal of $5,000 during FSU’s Great Give! From March 28 – 29, Florida State University will host this 36-hour campaign to raise funds for departments and projects all across campus. All donations made to the College of Human Sciences project will go toward the purchase of a brand new lat pulldown machine for the exercise science labs. […]

Seven CHS alumni recognized at 2019 ‘Seminole 100’

Florida State University unveiled the 2019 Seminole 100 during a ceremony hosted by the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, the FSU Alumni Association and professional services firm EY on Saturday, March 2. The 2nd Annual Seminole 100 Celebration at University Center Club in Doak Campbell Stadium recognized the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or managed […]

Several FCS faculty publish new textbook on current family stress & challenges

Today’s modern family has evolved throughout the years as more are faced with mounting adversity. Coping and overcoming hardships has created new kinds of challenges, raising questions for researchers. “…like conflict, stress seems to be an inevitable consequence of the human experience and family stressors are no different. All stress is not bad or damaging. […]

What you learn from mom and dad plays role in friendship development

The way parents respond to their children’s wants and needs can play a critical role in the way they learn to form strong friendships, according to a new Florida State University study. Bethany Blair, an assistant professor of family and child sciences at FSU, found that parents who responded to their children in a warm […]

“Being Twelve”, FCS professor gives professional perspective

WVFS Tallahassee recently interviewed associate professor Dr. Heidi Gazelle to provide insights on the experience of being a twelve-year-old. You can listen to the interview here. WVFS Tallahassee is an Affiliated Project of the Florida State University Student Government Association and the College of Communication and Information, and operates as a non-commercial, educational, public radio station.

Congrats to 9 inductees to FSU’s Garnet and Gold Scholar Society

View the original article at news.fsu.edu Florida State University welcomed 59 new inductees into its prestigious Garnet & Gold Scholar Society this fall. Established in 2010, the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society facilitates student involvement and recognizes undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international experience, […]