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Apr 25, 2022

TV, smartphones and tablets are part of our culture. That doesn’t mean we should spend every waking minute staring at a screen. In fact, research shows both adults and children benefit from limiting screen time to just a few hours a day. K-State Research and Extension child development specialist Bradford Wiles says...


Feb 14, 2022

Children start developing many new emotions around two years. These strong emotions, including frustration, anger, embarrassment and excitement, can sometimes be overwhelming and they may need to calm down. K-State Research and Extension child development specialist Bradford Wiles says there are number of steps that...


Jan 24, 2022

Transitioning from one activity to the next can be challenging for young children and their providers. However, K-State Research and Extension family and youth development agent for the Chisholm Trail District, Tristen Cope, says there are strategies that childcare providers can use to help young children better...


Dec 27, 2021

The start of a new year often brings a variety of resolutions: to be more active, improve our food choices or bolster our savings. However, Kansas State University child development specialist Bradford Wiles says strengthening the connection with their children is one of the best resolutions a parent can make. In...


Oct 18, 2021

As children start making their holiday wish list, A Kansas State University child development specialist encourages parents to consider whether a toy promotes creativity and engaging with others, such as puzzles and board games. Bradford Wiles says toys with lots of bells and whistles often do things children would...