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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 there have been a lot of disruptions, including things that are critical for children and their development. He says the emotional impact the pandemic has had on children is still being discovered and that its true effect probably won’t be known for years. However, Wiles expects we’ll need to have a more intentional focus on social and emotional development because that’s how we relate to one another.

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.