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Posts filed under: Crisis

So it finally happened. That dreaded rite of passage. Three days after Pandemic Thanksgiving, my eight year-old daughter slipped off a chair and broke and dislocated both bones in her forearm. It was pretty stunning, as you might imagine. But...
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Here’s a thought-provoking piece from the Wallstreet Journal on why boys may be falling further behind. They do seem to have shorter attention spans in my household… Why Boys Are More at Risk of Falling Behind During Remote School Remote...
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I got a call recently from a parent of two kids in Fairfield County basically relaying the message that she was “done” with the distance learning for her 3rd and 5th grader. After about 30 minutes of being on a...
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If your family is anything like mine, you are currently caught in the cross-hairs of an advanced state of pandemic fatigue. To boot, many schools have now sent their students home or at least reduced the amount of time they...
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As the NPR article posted below alludes to, women are being forced to leave the workplace in enormous numbers, particularly in September as the pandemic has rolled on and complex schooling situations have stressed domestic situations. It has increased inequality...
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The pandemic has created some strange… rituals… for families that I’ve observed that perhaps some of you may have seen as well. Hit me up if you know what I’m talking about here: Culture of the Walk: Why do my...
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As the pandemic seemingly drags on and on with very little hope of immediate evaporation, we are left with questions about the viability of online socialization in the future. It seems to center around the question of whether online interaction,...
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I found myself, like perhaps many did, unable to turn away from the presidential debates last night, despite it being awful to watch. The gravity of the moment seemed large: with the environment collapsing around us, the economy tanking, foreign...
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In a recent podcast episode I recorded with Dr. Ellen Braatan, the Director of the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, we discussed the topic of the mental state of kids with anxiety during the pandemic. Ironically,...
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I just loved this… The hell that is remote learning, explained in a comic I’m a freelance writer and illustrator living in the Bay Area with my 7-year-old and 5-year-old. On August 17, the kids started school, which is 100...
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