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Aug 17, 2020

A landmark study found that more than three out of five youth in the U.S. will experience at least one adverse event during their childhood. K-State Research and Extension family and child development agent in the Frontier District, Rebecca McFarland, author of the Extension publication, Understanding the Impact...


Jun 15, 2020

One of the most challenging school years is finally over, but the impact of closing schools because of the COVID-19 pandemic will probably be evident when classes resume this fall. As a result, K-State Research and Extension child development specialist Bradford Wiles says parents need to find ways to keep...


Apr 27, 2020

As officials in the U.S. took steps to reduce the spread of the coronavirus by closing non-essential businesses, colleges, schools and preschools, parents with young children were scrambling to find help. In some cases, older children were asked to look after their younger brothers and sisters. To help these teens and...


Mar 30, 2020

In one way or another, COVID-19 has impacted everyone’s lives. Many adults are now telecommuting, children have had school cancelled for the rest of the spring semester and parents and caregivers have become their new teachers. Many businesses are closed and we have to observe a safe social distance when we’re...


Oct 14, 2019

Teaching children about earning, spending, sharing, borrowing, and saving helps them learn about the ways their time, money and talents are valued. K-State Research and Extension child development specialist Bradford Wiles and family resource management specialist Elizabeth Kiss (kish) have co-authored the publication,...