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Apr 12, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted everyone’s life over the past year. While there have been some benefits, such as working remotely and spending more time with family, there have also been many deficits. Since the pandemic began, K-State Research and Extension child development specialist Bradford Wiles says...


Dec 7, 2020

The pandemic has presented an opportunity for those with young children to spend more time together. However, K-State Research and Extension child development specialist Bradford Wiles says it could be a wasted opportunity if that time isn’t used to strengthen their relationship and to help them build resilience –...


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...