5 Ways Families Can Prepare as Coronavirus Cases Surge

As winter approaches, we still need to be vigilant about taking precautions.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #parenting, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The Science Behind Your Child’s Tantrums

And how to nip them in the bud before they start.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #children-and-childhood, #emotions, #parenting, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #research, #tantrums-in-children

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Help! My Kids Don’t Want to Go Outside

After months of lockdown, adults just want to get out of the house. For some children, the issue is more fraught.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #fear-emotion, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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How to Help Kids Open Up About Anything

Tips for creating safe spaces and developing emotional intelligence in your children.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #love-emotion, #parenting

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How the Pandemic Is Affecting What Babies and Toddlers Learn

Without preschool and playgroups, the youngest children are missing out on important educational opportunities.

#babies-and-infants, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Why ‘Supermom’ Gets Star Billing on Résumés for Public Office

Judge Barrett and Senator Harris negotiate America’s freighted expectations for women.

#barrett-amy-coney, #harris-kamala-d, #parenting, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #women-and-girls

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When What Parents Are Feeling Is More Than Just Stress

Paying attention to symptoms like headaches, dizziness and fatigue is crucial, now more than ever.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting

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‘Extreme Pain, but Also Extreme Joy’

We followed three providers as demand for their services rose.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #home-births, #midwives-and-doulas, #parenting, #photography, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

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Mothers are the ‘Shock Absorbers’ of Our Society

The pandemic is forcing moms out of work at great financial, societal and marital costs.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #unemployment, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance, #workplace-environment

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How to Make Remote Learning Work? Unmute Yourself!

Longtime home-schoolers offer advice on what to do, and what not to do.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #home-schooling, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Why Parents in This High-Performing School District Chose All-Remote Learning

In a heavily Asian-American district of Queens, two-thirds of families have chosen not to send their children back to school.

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #parenting, #queens-nyc, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome

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Why Are Schools Closed if Child Care Centers Are Open?

School is (whisper it) a form of child care. Child care, at its best, fosters children’s development. So how did we come to treat them so differently?

#child-care, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #history-academic-subject, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting

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Who Would Win in a Dinosaur Battle Royale?

A cheat sheet for parents of dino-obsessed kids.

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #dinosaurs, #paleontology, #parenting, #toys

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How Parents Can Support Teenagers in the Pandemic College Process

With college admissions significantly altered this year, pay attention to what your child wants and needs.

#admissions-standards, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sat-college-admission-test, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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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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In Terms of Child Mortality, It’s a Good Time for Public Health

Despite the crises of 2020, parents can realistically expect that children born today will outlive them. That wasn’t always the case.

#antibiotics, #babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #cholera, #epidemics, #infant-mortality, #parenting, #smallpox, #vaccination-and-immunization

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C.E.O.s Rediscover the Family Dinner Table

Remote work during the coronavirus pandemic has given executives with children a taste of a different way to live.

#beyond-meat-inc, #blakely-sara, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dimon-james, #ellevest, #executives-and-management-theory, #foley-john-fitness-executive, #krawcheck-sallie-l, #mckinseyco, #new-york-city, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

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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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How to Tell a Great Bedtime Story

Remember the three Ps: pitch, pacing and pausing.

#aesops-fables-book, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #parenting, #voice-and-speech, #wbur

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I’m Jealous of the ‘Easy’ Pregnancy I Never Had

Processing the trauma, and envy, that followed losing a baby.

#anxiety-and-stress, #infant-mortality, #parenting, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #premature-babies

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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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For Parents, a New Level of Big-Picture Anxiety

Beneath the mantle of acute apprehension burns a molten core of profound, long-term worry.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting

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Making Remote Schooling a Family Affair

Parents are more crucial then ever to their children’s education. Here are two programs, thousands of miles apart, that have helped get them involved.

#botswana, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #parenting, #united-states, #wireless-communications

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Is Your Toddler Ready for a ‘Big Kid Bed’?

Figuring out when and how to make the switch can be complicated. Here’s how to make this milestone easier for you and your child.

#babies-and-infants, #beds-and-bedding, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #cribs-baby-beds, #parenting, #sleep

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Mother’s Little Helper is Back, and Daddy’s Partaking Too

After the kids go to bed, the grown-ups are drinking and smoking pot to distract themselves from the hellscape that is pandemic parenting.

#alcoholic-beverages, #anxiety-and-stress, #marijuana, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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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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Please Let Me Terrify Some Kids on Halloween

A socially distanced dad hopes that frightening children isn’t a thing of the past.

#costumes, #halloween, #parenting

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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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Will the Pandemic Socially Stunt My Kid?

How masks and distancing may affect emotional development.

#babies-and-infants, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #masks, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists

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Pandemic Imperils Promotions for Women in Academia

Even as faculty members are given more time to meet a deadline for tenure, many say they are getting less work done because of child care needs.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #northwestern-university, #parenting, #tenure, #women-and-girls

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The New Helicopter Parents Are on Zoom

With kids needing so much help in remote learning, we may be pushed to become the parents we never wanted to be.

#e-learning, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Sometimes It’s Not Just Shyness

Selective mutism is a common anxiety condition whereby kids who are normally chatty at home clam up around outsiders or at school.

#anxiety-and-stress, #child-mind-institute, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #mutism, #parenting, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #voice-and-speech

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Back-to-School Season in Italy

There is a cultural emphasis on children being with other children, and having them go to school in person.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #education-k-12, #parenting, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Switzerland Votes to Approve Paternity Leave

Fathers will be allowed 10 days of paid time off after voters endorsed a new law despite a conservative backlash that forced a referendum.

#family-leaves, #parenting, #politics-and-government, #referendums, #switzerland

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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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Pandemic Will ‘Take Our Women 10 Years Back’ in the Workplace

Improvements in gender equality in the workplace may be another casualty of the coronavirus, as women find their place in the work force more at risk.

#child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #day-care-centers, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #parenting, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance

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Family Displaced After a Disaster? Here’s How to Cope

Experts offer advice on how to recognize the signs of trauma and re-establish some normalcy.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #emotions, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #parenting, #wildfires

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Swiss to Vote on Paternity Leave: Nice to Have or Essential?

The fate of a law mandating two weeks of paid leave for fathers will be decided at the polls after a conservative backlash forced a referendum.

#family-leaves, #law-and-legislation, #paid-time-off, #parenting, #politics-and-government, #referendums, #switzerland

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Sorry, Kids. Snow Days Are Probably Over.

Schools, forced to cancel in-person classes because of the pandemic, have become more comfortable with remote teaching. That might mean the end of the snow day.

#anxiety-and-stress, #boston-mass, #computers-and-the-internet, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #maryland, #massachusetts, #minnesota, #new-hampshire, #parenting, #pennsylvania, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #snow-and-snowstorms

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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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‘Just a Small Play Date’? You Still Need to Be Careful

Experts warn that seemingly harmless interactions with close family and friends may be driving the spread of Covid.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #medicine-and-health, #parenting

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Experts Warn a Rare Pediatric Condition May Re-emerge This Fall

There’s no cure for acute flaccid myelitis, or A.F.M., but early detection is key for better outcomes.

#acute-flaccid-myelitis, #brain, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #enterovirus-68, #fever, #parenting, #physical-therapy, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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These Everyday Toxins May Be Hurting Pregnant Women and Their Babies

PFAS, industrial chemicals used to waterproof jackets and grease-proof fast-food containers, may disrupt pregnancy with lasting effects.

#babies-and-infants, #breastfeeding, #chemicals, #containers-and-packaging, #diabetes, #dupont-co, #environmental-protection-agency, #european-food-safety-authority, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #hoosick-falls-ny, #obesity, #parenting, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #science-and-technology, #teflon, #thyroid-gland, #water-pollution

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My Kid Sold Her Soul to Roblox

It’s my daughter’s main social outlet, and I’m not taking it away from her.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #parenting, #roblox-video-game

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How Burnout Became the Norm for American Parents

Overwhelmed and overworked parents are on the brink. They need to cut themselves some slack.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #millennial-generation, #parenting, #workplace-environment

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For Young People’s Sexual Health, the Pandemic Changes the Game

The pandemic may offer opportunities to help adolescents and young adults make good decisions regarding sexual and social behavior.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #parenting, #sex, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

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As Schools Go Remote, Finding ‘Lost’ Students Gets Harder

Early data for the new school year suggests that attendance in virtual classrooms is down, possibly because students are working or caring for siblings.

#absenteeism-and-truancy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #parenting, #poverty, #teachers-and-school-employees

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