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Family can exist in many forms and as a single parent, there are some things I know to be important. What lies in the epicenter of that are the people who consider themselves family and the love that they have for one another. These bonds are important because family helps us get through...
By Prevention Specialist Lakisha Griffin  Young children often live in their imaginary world more than they do in the real world. We as parents know that the real world offers fears, stress, worries, and anxieties. These things can cause more harm than good. We as parents need to be able...
By Lorrie van Voorthuijsen So . . .  school has begun at home– the assignments are in from the teachers, the computers and tablets are up and running, and YOU are the new substitute. And teaching was not what you expected to do this spring.  Welcome to...
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Originally published on Vox On Thursday, the state of Ohio shut down its schools as a precautionary measure around the spread of Covid-19. Maryland, New Mexico, Michigan, and more soon followed, with more states to come, leaving millions of students home for the foreseeable future, and their parents and guardians scrambling to know what to do next. From a public health...
Originally published on Washington Post As the virus that causes covid-19 spreads, health experts have instructed businesses, schools and parents to plan. Plan to stockpile necessary prescriptions. Plan to avoid large gatherings, and plan for extended absences from work or school. None of those plans include me. As the single mother of a young child, my small family is rarely factored...
Originally published on CNN There's no easy time to get sober, but a global pandemic is tougher than most. Back when I was trying and failing to quit, I'd reach for any excuse to bail on my better self. A bad day. A text from my ex, or no text. One day, a snowstorm walloped the city, shuttering my office, and I...
Originally published on Quartz None of us were prepared for simultaneously juggling conference calls, parenting quarantined kids, and troubleshooting crashed servers as hundreds of millions of kids logged on to try and learn. Nor do we know how we support our kids as they grapple with no school, no activities, no in-real-life friendships, and no end in sight. Phyllis Fagell, a...
Originally published on CNBC In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are sending their employees home to work, while schools and day cares are also closing nationwide. Currently, 33 states and the District of Columbia have closed public schools, according to a tally maintained by Education Week, with more states likely to follow. That’s about 32.5 million public school...
Originally published on Inc. By now, your entire office is probably working remotely because of the coronavirus. And if you've never done this before, it's almost certainly an adjustment--for you, your employees, and your organization at large. How's it going so far? In the past few years, I've talked to a $2 billion company that is entirely remote, collected tips on how...

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