2020年5月30日 星期六

‘I Love You, Kid, but Please Get Off Me’

The upsides and downsides of family togetherness.
A roundup of new guidance and stories from NYT Parenting.

I’m making a concerted effort to find a couple of bright spots during this massively difficult time. Getting my kids into hiking has been one of those silver linings. If we were in normal times, a sunny Saturday would mean cartoons until 10, and then meeting friends at a local park. But in coronatimes, it means loading up the car and finding a new trail to conquer. Is there whining? Always! But there are also hiking nicknames (my little one is “the scrambler” and I’m “the navigator”) and pretty vistas and something to look forward to.

At its core, these outings are about family togetherness, which is what Clint Edwards is grateful for this week. He has a lovely essay about how quarantine has forced his family to slow down and appreciate time spent as a unit, rather than rushing around to a million activities.

Speaking of togetherness, we have one of my favorite recent headlines: “I Love You, Kid, but Please Get Off Me,” which is about why your child may be extra clingy right now, and what to do about it.

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For pregnant women and new moms, Pooja Lakshmin, M.D., a perinatal psychiatrist and frequent NYT Parenting contributor, is sounding the alarm about a possible increase in postpartum mood and anxiety disorders exacerbated by stress during the pandemic.

We have a beautiful and searing essay from Imani Bashir, who has chosen to live abroad with her family because she wants to keep her black son safe from violence. “I was willing to try anything to escape becoming another hashtag,” she writes.

Finally, we have two pieces about kids and safety. One stresses keeping children’s ears healthy with all the headphone use that’s likely going on right now, and the other is a guide to making sure your home is safety-proofed this summer.

Pride starts next week. We want to hear how families are celebrating at home, whether it’s reading a special book together or having a car parade on your block. Drop us a line here, and we may feature your story in an upcoming article.

Thanks for reading!

— Jessica Grose, lead editor, NYT Parenting

P.S. Today’s One Thing comes from Shao Zhi Zhong, mom to a 2 1/2-year-old in Philadelphia. Plastic cups have kept her daughter entertained: Zhong’s toddler builds pyramids out of them and crashes her toys into the structure, or puts them on her hands and pretends she’s a dinosaur.

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P.P.S. Our friends in Styles want to know: How has being in quarantine with others affected your relationships? What are you learning about your housemates or yourself? The deadline to submit responses is May 31 at 11:59 p.m. E.T.

THIS WEEK IN NYT PARENTING

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