Coronavirus Makes Trying to Be a Working Parent Impossible
Summer is upon us, and many summer camps across the Northeast — and other parts of the country — have been canceled. We all know what this means: three more months of family togetherness! 270 more meals! 540 if you have teenagers! All without the nominal structure of online school! Who’s excited?
I know. It’s a formula for enough tantrums to split the atom.
Because I’m a mother, and because I once wrote a book about modern parenthood, I’ve spent a lot of time these days trying to diagnose why it is, exactly, that the nerves of so many parents have been torn to ribbons in the age of quarantine. I’m talking about the lucky ones, the ones who still have jobs and do them from home. Here’s my …continued .
[Source: New York Times]