"The AAP strongly advocates that all policy considerations for the coming school year should start with a goal of having students physically present in school."
“You’re on your own, kid.” There’s no other way to describe the disturbing theme of this week.
A study in the U.K. shows that dads are pitching in 58% more with child care during lockdown thank they did before. And a new Harvard study shows that nearly 70% of dads in the U.S. feel closer to their kids than they did before coronavirus.
We’ve spent a lot of time over the past few weeks talking about how to teach our kids about racism.The theme of this week is kids teaching us.
Our kids know that something big is going on in this country around race and racism. As parents, it's our job to help them understand -- not only what's happening but, perhaps more importantly, the context and history behind it.
The American Camp Association and YMCA of the USA issued detailed guidelines this week for camps that choose to reopen, and the CDC is back with another indecision tree, this time for camps. The upshot: It's a personal choice on all sides.
The mysterious connection between kids going to school or daycare and parents being able to go to work (or work from home for more than ten minutes at a time) has been revealed at last.
It's Mother's Day! The day when moms everywhere feign enthusiasm for whatever comes their way in terms of appreciation, all the while wondering if there is a tactful way to tell their families what they really want -- a break, from the whole shebang.
Will we yank the Chromebooks and iPads away as soon as the pandemic ends, and plunge our kids back into the digital dark ages?
Is child care one of those things that can legitimately be accomplished via Zoom? (Our answer: Not safely -- contrary to what the likes of Sittercity might say. But then again, we all know how seriously they take safety.)
In a time of crisis like this one, it has truly been a privilege to be able to contribute to mitigating the effects (and hopefully the duration) of the crisis.
This was a weak week for fam-tastic news -- but an incredible week for pandemic-related entertainment. So here's your ICYMI sheltering-with-kids watch list.