Parenting was never meant to be this isolating
Jessica Grose - The New York Times, 7 October 2020.
Parents have never, ever raised children in isolated nuclear units the way they have been doing for much of 2020, with little to no hands-on family or community support.
The parents in England refusing to send their children back to school
Liz Lightfoot - The Guardian, 9 October 2020.
Families unwillingly home schooling for fear of Covid say they have been threatened with fines and cut adrift.
Why not all screen time is the same for children
Melissa Hogenboom - BBC News, 28 September 2020.
Screens are a fixture in children’s lives from a young age, but giving them access to television, tablets or phones doesn't always mean it will have a negative impact on their development.
India: Minimum Age for Girls’ Marriage
Sanjay Kumar Rout - EPW, 26 September 2020.
On the 74th Independence Day of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi specified that the government will consider the minimum age of marriage for girls. The discussion has been flourishing widely.
Missing your grandchildren during lockdown
Sheila Wayman - The Irish Times, 29 September 2020.
For many older people, the worst part of the pandemic was not seeing the grandkids.
The truth about parenting and the pandemic
Gabrielle Gayagoy - The List, 24 September 2020.
A survey of more than 1,500 people conducted by Rutgers University found that both women and men have been doing more unpaid labor while working from home, with almost double the number of men pitching in with at least five hours of active childcare and more than five hours of regular cooking and cleaning than in pre-pandemic times.
How parents should talk to their children about sex
Aine Aventin - The Conversation, 22 September 2020.
Parents and children need to be able to discuss sex – but often they avoid these conversations.
Parenting questions I’m asked most as a child therapist
Oliver Sindall -Newsweek, 24 September 2020.
After 11 years of working in children and family services, the author has learnt that if you want to make a lasting impact on a child's life you have to support their care-givers.
Why perfectionists may become helicopter parents
Alison Escalante - Psychology Today, 22 September 2020.
Over-parenting is a problem because it means that parents interfere with normal child development by doing too much for the kid.
Parenting and working from home during a pandemic?
Jan Dubauskas - Forbes, 22 September 2020.
With summer coming to a close, many working parents are undoubtedly anxious for their kids to head back to school. But even that will come with new challenges, as most students will still spend a lot of time doing "virtual learning" at home.