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Parenting while practicing self-isolation is not about doing everything a hundred percent all the time. It's about doing as much as you possibly can.
Something is better than nothing,...
It's hard to work from home and parent. Working from home full time during regular workday hours, care for your children, and sprinkle in a mix of homeschooling, is essentially asking parents to do...
Regular childcare could make working from home more feasible, but knowing if it is wise at this point is not as straightforward.
Some parents won't have the option of working from home and may have to consider sending their children to grandparents. Parents providing vital services like healthcare won't be able to fully isol...
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Children with divorced parents have to figure out where to stay for the next month or more, feeling guilty to be with the one parent and scared the other might die. Other teens will be missing thei...
Quarantine restrictions and economic pressures may take its toll if you're living with an abusive partner or parent.
If you know a parent in a situation that is compromised, check in on t...
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Many working parents are facing working from home with kids and without access to babysitters, playdates, and even Grandma-dates that you might generally rely on.
It won't be smooth sailing ...
If you have another adult home with you, consider a split schedule: At the beginning of each day, decide who will be the 'on point' parent. That person will work at the dining room table, feed the kids and suggest activities, while the other parent works in a different room.
One parent can also work before the children are awake, then you can stagger work times during the day, and the other parent can work when the children are in bed.
Before you make adjustments to your work schedule in order to watch your children, talk to your boss or HR.
Let them know that your transition to home also means being responsible for your children. Create a schedule that you can share with your boss and assure them of your commitment to maintaining the level of excellence they expect.
If you clearly communicate your needs, you will decrease the level of stress and also open the door for coworkers to follow suit.
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Various studies conducted in the U.S. population indicate growing anxiety towards a possibly grim future. Political turmoil, gun violence, global plagues, changing power structure and a widening ri...
Pharmaceuticals are playing a major role in the deterioration of mental health among young people. There is a link between teen suicidal thinking and antidepressant use, along with a link being seen in actual suicides among the young and the use of opioids in their families.
Across age groups, social media is potentially hazardous, with its tendency to amplify the social divide.
There is a strong relationship between anxiety/depression and the use of smartphones, particularly social media usage among kids, though the data also seem to show the positive effects of staying connected with their peers. Online distractions also make youngsters give up their offline life, leading to isolation and further depression.
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