Four parents write about how life has changed for them and their kids amid the pandemic.
There’s no doubt that life has been radically altered since the coronavirus pandemic took hold in Ohio in March. Perhaps no one has felt the change more than parents, who were suddenly thrust into new jobs as teachers, day care providers and 24/7 boredom solvers—many of them while juggling the newfound challenges of working from home full time.
We asked four Central Ohio writers to tell us how their families’ lives have changed in the past few months, and what they’ve learned about parenting and their children. While there are common struggles for sure, there are also silver linings, such as the chance to spend more time together, to savor the little moments and to slow down and not constantly rush from one activity to the next.
Hopefully your family is finding the bright spots, too.
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