2020年11月21日 星期六

Showering Before Noon Counts as a Win

Tiny victories for grown ups.
A roundup of new guidance and stories from NYT Parenting.
Golden Cosmos

This week, we rounded up some of our readers’ most brilliant Tiny Victories, which are little parenting wins like this one from Jen Bienvenu in Little Rock, Ark.: “We’ve started playing ‘hairdresser’ in the morning. My 4-year-old gently brushes my hair for 30 minutes while I enjoy a cup of coffee.”

ADVERTISEMENT

But at this point in the pandemic, I’m recommending we start cataloging Tiny Victories for ourselves. I did not leave the house for 72 hours this week, and when I finally did go outside for a run yesterday morning, I felt like a hero. I don’t mean to brag, but I have also been showering before noon every day. Susan Dominus, a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, discovered a genre of video she calls “good-vibe” TikToks, which she hopes will get her through the looming quarantined winter with her 14-year-old twin boys. I’d classify that as an adult Tiny Victory for sure.

Also new this week: Christina Caron talks to families about how they’re re-mixing family traditions to keep everyone healthy during the holidays. Jenny Marder looks into whether it’s safe for kids to play indoor sports this winter. Ariella Cook-Shonkoff explains how parents can tame the stressors related to climate change. Patricia Cohen has a piece about how this is the first recession where the economy is deeply intertwined with the failed network of child care in the U.S.

Finally, are you a medical professional who has been treating patients with coronavirus? I want to interview you for a future newsletter about your experiences parenting and working during this difficult year. If you’re interested, drop me a line here.

Thanks for reading.

— Jessica Grose, lead editor, NYT Parenting

THIS WEEK IN NYT PARENTING

ADVERTISEMENT

Tiny Victories

Parenting can be a grind. Let’s celebrate the tiny victories.

We sometimes play “animals,” and my kids get to hop, run, and bark to get some sillies out. I always have to play too, and I alternate between being a worm or a beetle … you know, something that just lies on the floor. Best game ever.— Britt Nagy, New Lenox, IL

If you want a chance to get your Tiny Victory published, find us on Instagram @NYTparenting and use the hashtag #tinyvictories; email us; or enter your Tiny Victory at the bottom of this page. Include your full name and location. Tiny Victories may be edited for clarity and style. Your name, location and comments may be published, but your contact information will not. By submitting to us, you agree that you have read, understand and accept the Reader Submission Terms in relation to all of the content and other information you send to us.

Need help? Review our newsletter help page or contact us for assistance.

You received this email because you signed up for NYT Parenting from The New York Times.

To stop receiving these emails, unsubscribe or manage your email preferences.

Subscribe to The Times

Connect with us on:

facebooktwitterinstagram

Change Your EmailPrivacy PolicyContact UsCalifornia Notices

The New York Times Company. 620 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10018

沒有留言:

張貼留言