Jul 11, 2022
Teachers play a vital role in a child’s education. However, a parent is a child’s first and most important teacher. Research shows support from the child’s family is critical to success. K-State Research and Extension child development specialist Bradford Wiles describes parent involvement as an effort to understand what is happening in their children’s lives. He says parents can help their children do well in school by connecting what they’re learning in school to their everyday life and activities at home.
Sound Living is a weekly public affairs program addressing issues related to families and consumers. It is hosted by Jeff Wichman. Each episode shares the expertise of K-State specialists in fields such as child nutrition, food safety, adult development and aging, youth development, family resource management, physical fitness and more.
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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.