2020年3月14日 星期六

Just Give Them the Screens (for Now)

These apps and shows won’t make you cringe.
A roundup of new guidance and stories from NYT Parenting.

“We’re in the midst of something that no one alive has really experienced before,” Dr. Sean O’Leary, M.D., an executive member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Infectious Diseases, told me earlier this week. There’s no handbook for parenting during a pandemic, and we’re all doing our best to adapt to our new circumstances: Our kids may be out of school for weeks, travel is not happening for the foreseeable future and our most intimate interactions will change.

One thing that we all accept is going to change: the amount of screen time our kids will get. “I think, for better or worse, what’s going to happen is the limits on device time are going out the window,” Dr. O’Leary said. As a pediatrician, he knows that extended screen time is not ideal, but he also knows that it’s the reality of all our lives right now.

Educational iPad apps my kids like, and that I’d recommend, include ones from Originator Kids, in particular Endless Alphabet, Endless Reader and Endless Numbers. We also use Raz-Kids and Kiddopia. TV shows I love watching with my kids (and not for their educational value) include “Nailed It!,” “Powerpuff Girls” and “Ask the StoryBots.” I asked folks on Twitter what shows and apps their kids enjoy in this thread, and NYT Parenting ran a piece last year where readers professed their love for shows like “Octonauts,” “Bluey” and everything PBS Kids offers. If you want to get your little kids moving inside, “Cosmic Kids” yoga is an option.

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Finally, we all need some stress relief right now. So, if you’re craving a little levity, read this hilarious roundup of the rudest things kids have said to parents. I think my favorite is the 4-year-old who said to his mom, “Your hair is weird every day but you never care!” I get appearance-related insults from my kids almost daily.

We’d love to hear from you about how you’re managing under our new normal. Drop us a line here. And we have more new stories below from NYT Parenting.

Thanks for reading!

— Jessica Grose, lead editor, NYT Parenting

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Why Do Moms Obsess Over Their Kids’ Hair?

“Why, when we can overlook unbrushed teeth, filthy T-shirts and even general stink, is seeing a kid with uncombed hair so painful?”

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Edmon de Haro

I’m Jealous of the Attention My Wife Gives My Son. Am I a Monster?

“I’m not proud of it, but sometimes I’m jealous of my wife’s ‘little boyfriend.’"

Yann Bastard

The Sassiest Kid Comments

Despite demands, snubs and straight-up insults, they’re still pretty adorable.

The author with her children, Doon and Arlo, on Lake Champlain last year. via Hillery Stone

A Virus Put My Asthmatic Son in the I.C.U. What Could Coronavirus Do?

“For me — and, I imagine, for many parents of the approximately six million other children in the United States who have asthma — it’s hard to believe that this coronavirus, which targets lung cells, isn’t more dangerous to our kids.”

via Christine Jensen

‘You’re Already Worried’: Navigating Coronavirus While Pregnant

Pregnant readers shared their experiences and concerns.

Tiny Victories

Parenting can be a grind. Let’s celebrate the tiny victories.
After meals, my 1-year-old watches birds come to the feeder at the kitchen window from his high chair, excitedly shouting, “Burp!” (his version of “bird”) and pointing whenever he sees one. This keeps him occupied long enough for me to clean up. — Rebekah Slonim, West Lafayette, Ind.

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