Pandemic Disrupts South Korean Adoptee Reunions, but Some Find a Way

For members of the world’s largest diaspora of adoptees, returning to the country of their birth was a rite of passage — until the coronavirus pandemic changed everything. Some found a way to make the trip anyway.

#23andme, #adoptions, #families-and-family-life, #korean-americans, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seoul-south-korea, #south-korea

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Old Letters, Photos and Recipes Brighten Smaller Thanksgivings

As Americans splinter into isolated Thanksgivings, some are taking the opportunity to examine their pasts.

#archives-and-records, #families-and-family-life, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Carving a Turkey and Becoming a Man

My father brought the brutality of the slaughterhouse to the table with him. I had to find other role models to become a different kind of man.

#families-and-family-life, #knives, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #parenting, #thanksgiving-day, #turkeys

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All the Empty Seats at the Thanksgiving Table

Even before the pandemic, this holiday was a reminder of loved ones gone before.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thanksgiving-day

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Abandon Your Thanksgiving Script

This year, we have a chance to build a different kind of holiday.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #grief-emotion, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thanksgiving-day

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I Traced My Covid-19 Bubble and It’s Enormous

And if you have kids, yours probably is, too.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #thanksgiving-day

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Inside America’s Thanksgiving Travel Chaos

Thanksgiving is here. Unfortunately, America is all over the place.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #parenting, #states-us, #thanksgiving-day, #your-feed-selfcare

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Your Bubble Is Bigger Than You Think It Is

Should you travel to see family for the holidays? First investigate your potential lethality to the older people in your life.

#contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life

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Modern Love: She Stood in for My Mother. Could I Do the Same for Her?

When my mother died young, her mother held loss for me. Now I fear losing her, too.

#families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #love-emotion

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Masks Protect Against Covid—and Awkward Social Situations

Running into friends on the street has gotten a lot more complicated.

#families-and-family-life, #friendship, #masks, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Recession With a Difference: Women Face Special Burden

Hit hard by job losses and the pandemic’s effect on schooling and child care, American women face short-term difficulties and long-term repercussions.

#careers-and-professions, #child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #income, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #recession-and-depression, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states-economy, #women-and-girls

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How Parents Can Tame the Stress of Climate Crises

When pandemic parenting is topped off by wildfires, hurricanes and other extreme events, some stress-relieving measures are particularly suited to getting through the challenges.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disasters-and-emergencies, #families-and-family-life, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #wildfires

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Margaret Thatcher and Class Struggles in “The Crown” Season 4

In the new season, Diana Spencer’s aristocratic breeding triumphs and Margaret Thatcher’s middle-class tendencies horrify the royals. Here’s a guide to the rigid world of the British class system.

#charles-prince-of-wales, #colman-olivia, #diana-princess-of-wales, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #families-and-family-life, #palaces-and-castles, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh, #royal-families, #television, #thatcher-margaret-h, #the-crown-tv-program

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How Can My College Student Come Home Safely for Thanksgiving?

As coronavirus infections rage across the U.S., we asked the experts how families and students should manage the risks of the holiday break.

#colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #families-and-family-life, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #masks, #parenting, #tests-medical, #thanksgiving-day

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Singing My Dad Back to Me

For a moment, songs let us share the same space in our minds, though it’s only as temporary as the memory occupying his.

#alzheimers-disease, #elderly, #families-and-family-life, #memory, #music, #parenting

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Celebrating Light in a Dark Year on Diwali

The Hindu festival gives families an opportunity for closeness even while socially distancing.

#diwali-hindu-festival, #families-and-family-life, #parenting

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The Year in Pandemic Parenting

Scenes and snippets from families across the country.

#anxiety-and-stress, #babies-and-infants, #black-people, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-pre-school, #families-and-family-life, #family-leaves, #grandparents, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #single-mothers, #women-and-girls

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Parenting During the Pandemic: Stories From Families Across America

Scenes and snippets from families across the country.

#anxiety-and-stress, #babies-and-infants, #black-people, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-pre-school, #families-and-family-life, #family-leaves, #grandparents, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #single-mothers, #women-and-girls

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A Police Swarm. Frantic Calls. Then 3,000 People Locked Inside.

On July 4, Australia’s second-largest city went into lockdown. But residents of nine public housing towers were singled out for even stricter treatment, leading many to suspect discrimination.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #immigration-and-emigration, #melbourne-australia, #public-and-subsidized-housing

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A Tough Call for Families: How to Spend Thanksgiving

If you’re feeling pressured, here are a few ways to keep the peace.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #families-and-family-life, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists

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The ‘Gut Wrenching’ Sacrifice of Military Moms

Building a successful career often means long deployments away from kids and home.

#children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #military-bases-and-installations, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #veterans, #women-and-girls

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For Veterans Day, Some Former Military Officers Reflect on Lessons From Their Parents

The values that shaped them include leadership, optimism and charting your own course.

#careers-and-professions, #children-and-childhood, #defense-department, #families-and-family-life, #parenting, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-marine-corps, #united-states-navy

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Game Nights At Home

With the family together for the holiday, you might be looking for tabletop games that will delight kids and grown-ups alike. Here are a few you can all play together.

#content-type-service, #families-and-family-life, #games, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #thanksgiving-day

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Thanksgiving Dinner Safety Tips During Covid

Public health officials urge families to keep celebrations small, avoid mixing households and open the windows.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #families-and-family-life, #fans-airflow, #fauci-anthony-s, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #thanksgiving-day

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When Turning 13 Is Not the Typical Rite of Passage

For my son, each birthday has been accompanied by complicated feelings, a reminder of the milestones he has not met and may never meet.

#autism, #birthdays, #children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #parenting

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This Election Put Politics Between My Twin and I

The Democrats kept me but lost him.

#democratic-party, #families-and-family-life, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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When Parents Lose Their Jobs, Their Children Also Suffer. But Sometimes There’s a Consolation.

The sudden increase of time with their children has reminded some low-income parents of what they have been missing. “It’s an odd silver lining, but it’s there,” says Jane Waldfogel, a professor at the Columbia School of Social Work.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #las-vegas-nev, #parenting, #unemployment, #work-life-balance

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What Losing My Father Taught Me About Parenting, Planets and Pain

Pain, both physical and emotional, is not something to be feared; it’s something to learn to manage, no matter your age, health or time left to live.

#death-and-dying, #families-and-family-life, #grief-emotion, #parenting

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The Complexity in ‘Where Are You From?’

I lived at the same address throughout my American childhood, but neither of my Chinese-born parents could say exactly where they were from.

#children-and-childhood, #chinese-americans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #immigration-and-emigration, #wuhan-china

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What Do Polls Say About the Issues on the Agenda for Tonight’s Debate?

On topics from climate change to leadership, most Americans say they prefer Joe Biden over President Trump.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #debates-political, #families-and-family-life, #global-warming, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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My Brother Died of Brain Cancer. 20 Years Later, I Had It, Too.

I was told it didn’t run in families. Was it just chance?

#brain, #brain-cancer, #families-and-family-life, #genetics-and-heredity, #seizures-medical, #tumors

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Become a Better Listener. Your Family Will Thank You.

Effective communication skills are more important than ever in our close-quarters existence.

#content-type-service, #dating-and-relationships, #emotions, #families-and-family-life, #love-emotion, #marriages, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists

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Black Family Reunions, a Wellspring of Political Wisdom, Evaporate in 2020

For Black families in particular, reunions allow older generations to teach younger ones about the importance of voting. But in this crucial election year, many of the gatherings have been postponed.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #families-and-family-life, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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Why Students Can’t Get Laptops

A surge in worldwide demand for low-cost laptops has created shipment delays and pitted desperate schools against one another.

#asian-americans, #bensonhurst-brooklyn-ny, #black-people, #borough-park-brooklyn-ny, #brooklyn-nyc, #chinese-americans, #colleges-and-universities, #columbus-dispatch, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #e-learning, #education, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #families-and-family-life, #football-college, #gates-bill-and-melinda-foundation, #generation-z, #hong-kong, #idaho, #immigration-and-emigration, #iowa, #jews-and-judaism, #laptop-computers, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-york-city, #new-yorker, #north-carolina, #ohio, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #southeast-asia, #tablet-computers, #uniforms, #university-of-florida, #wesleyan-university, #wichita-kan

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The Three-Child American Family, Under Siege

Car-seat woes, the cost of day care and now the pandemic. Yet a rising number of parents still want more than two children.

#child-car-seats, #families-and-family-life, #parenting, #polls-and-public-opinion, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #united-states

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Rooted in Faith, Representing a New Conservatism: Amy Coney Barrett’s Path to a Court Pick

As Judge Barrett’s confirmation hearings are set to begin, her background and résumé mark a stark departure from more traditional nominees to the Supreme Court.

#appeals-courts-us, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #education-k-12, #families-and-family-life, #law-and-legislation, #legal-profession, #mcgahn-donald-f-ii, #roman-catholic-church, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #university-of-notre-dame, #women-and-girls

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How Many Children Do I Have? It’s Not So Simple

I gave birth to two, but I also was a foster parent to another child for a year and a half, and he is still a child of my heart.

#adoptions, #babies-and-infants, #families-and-family-life, #foster-care, #parenting

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Pandemic Travel, With Another Family or Maybe Three

If vacationing with other families was complicated in Before Times — splitting costs, calling dibs on bedrooms — the coronavirus has only doused the fire with more fuel.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #intrepid-group, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #virtuoso-ltd

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How Covid-19 and Power Tools Helped Heal My Relationship With My Son

After I nearly lost him in the darkness of depression, we forged a new bond in glue and sawdust.

#canoes-and-canoeing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #families-and-family-life, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #tools

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Parenting Was Never Meant to Be This Isolating

Nuclear families have always relied on a community for practical support.

#anxiety-and-stress, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #women-and-girls

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Single Parents Finding Love: Over Zoom, of Course

Because dating with kids wasn’t tricky enough before the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #families-and-family-life, #online-dating, #parenting, #single-mothers, #single-parents, #single-persons, #united-states

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Now Taking the Stage in the Pandemic: The School Nurse

In the school reopening effort, nurses have a crucial role: being the first to spot and stop the spread of a contagious disease.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #families-and-family-life, #new-york-city, #nursing-and-nurses

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The Wall That Covid-19 Built Is Keeping Me From My Mom

Being a family separated by borders is never easy, but this year is different.

#birthdays, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel

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For Those We Can’t Always Protect

In the aftermath of an accident, a reminder of how lucky we all are to live another day.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #hit-and-run-drivers, #parenting, #turtles-and-tortoises

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Considering a Coronavirus Divorce? You’re in Good Company

A lot of families are going to need restructuring by the time this is over. They probably needed it before.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #families-and-family-life, #marriages, #parenting

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At-Home Learning, When Home Is in Ashes

How families in one Oregon community are coping with the aftermath of a massive wildfire.

#children-and-childhood, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #families-and-family-life, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #wildfires

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U.S. Household Wealth Rose Before the Pandemic, but Inequality Persisted

A Federal Reserve survey of family finances shows that inequality was high last year. It’s likely to worsen because of the pandemic.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #federal-reserve-system, #hispanic-americans, #income, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #recession-and-depression, #stocks-and-bonds, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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How to Keep the Peace in a School Pod

‘It’s important to approach this with the idea that there’s no ideal situation. If there were, we’d all be doing it.’

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #families-and-family-life, #friendship, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Home Schooling and Remote Learning: How to Teach Now

You don’t need Google Classroom, says Ainsley Arment, the founder of Wild + Free, a home-schooling community. Just nature, literature and a community of patient “mamas.”

#arment-ainsley, #families-and-family-life, #home-schooling, #parenting, #wild-free-home-schooling-community

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Can We Take the Schooling Out of Home Schooling?

The “unschooling” movement might help us deal with the problems posed by remote learning.

#black-people, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #families-and-family-life, #home-schooling, #parenting

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