It’s a win-win: Elders get a way to combat loneliness, teachers and parents get help they desperately need, and children get another grown-up to guide them through remote learning.
This is what the scramble to teach from home looks like.
Alternative solutions to parents’ dilemma just require more time, money, and imagination.
Students are generally capable of doing what public-health experts ask, but not all of them, not everything, and not all the time.
This time since school was canceled—since life was canceled—has given them an education they couldn’t have gotten any other way.
The pandemic has already taken a toll on the careers of those with young children—particularly mothers.
The idea of child care as women’s (unpaid) work holds the issue back in political discussions.
Socializing is a crucial part of growing up. The pandemic brought it to a halt.
More and more, the goals of being a dedicated employee and being a dedicated parent seem to be in conflict.
Court-mandated video chats with their kids could give abusers intimate glimpses into their victims’ homes.
Condoms, birth control, and other items are harder to get in the developing world because of the pandemic. That is putting lives at risk.
Countries across Europe are setting out schedules for reopening businesses, yet schools remain closed. How will that work?
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Italy shows us that controlling the pandemic will require reshaping family life in much of the world.
“The good news is that the parent you are today is not the parent you have to be tomorrow.”
The rules of the pandemic require every person to stay put in one household. The laws of joint custody require the exact opposite.
When something outside your control changes your life, it’s what you do with what you can control that really shapes your children.
I’m making sure that our kids exercise, have a schedule, spend time outside each day, and try to maintain as normal a life as possible. What more can I do?
Play is children’s language, and parents shouldn’t be concerned if the pandemic has been showing up in kids’ games lately.
Medical professionals need to be at work more urgently than ever, but their child care has essentially evaporated. Eager (but fragile) networks of volunteers have stepped in to help.