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Apr 13, 2020

Safety measures implemented to reduce the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19 have forced everyone to adjust how they live. More people are working from home, others have been furloughed or are now unemployed, and students are being home-schooled or taking classes online. While these changes are difficult for everyone, K-State Research and Extension youth development specialist Elaine Johannes says this might be an especially challenging time for emerging adults – those Gen Zers between the ages of 19 and 25. She says Caroline Miller, editorial director of the Child Mind Institute, has compiled six tips from doctors and psychologists for parenting teenagers and young adults that she finds helpful during this stressful time.

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.