2021年7月17日 星期六

The New Back-to-School Rules

C.D.C. recommendations, the child tax credit, Black mothers' health fears, and more.
A roundup of new guidance and stories from NYT Parenting.
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The new school year will be here before you know it, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advice on distancing, masks and vaccination that parents may want to start planning around now.

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"The guidelines outline numerous strategies that schools can take to help keep students, teachers and staff members safe, including masking, weekly screening testing and social distancing," Emily Anthes and Sarah Mervosh report. "But the agency also stressed that schools should fully reopen even if they were not able to put in effect all of these measures."

As we gear up for this restart, most households with children will start receiving a monthly child tax credit that could ease some parents' back-to-school financial burdens. "Experts estimate the payments will cut child poverty by nearly half, an achievement with no precedent," writes Jason DeParle, who covers poverty, class and immigration.

If motherhood weren't scary enough, Black women often internalize added fears around the medical risks of pregnancy, giving birth and keeping their children alive and well. Research study results and the subsequent headlines can stoke those anxieties, but Black women should view the stats with a discerning eye, writer Jacquelynn Kerubo finds.

"While health data sets and research provide a window into why racial health disparities exist and persist, they mostly look at broad categories such as race, class or income," she writes. "Information including their environmental, genetic, behavioral and psychosocial makeup is often overlooked."

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Black women may want to seek out caregivers who are sensitive to their unique health needs; and the same is true for L.G.B.T. youth, or kids who are questioning their gender identity or sexuality, Dr. Perri Klass says. She has tips on how to find an L.G.B.T.-friendly pediatrician.

Also this week, Richard Schiffman looks at how time in nature can benefit children on the autism spectrum. For example, the intense focus that some kids bring to video games can carry over to being captivated by minute details in the natural world: the sound of a single insect or the texture of a blade of grass.

Thanks for reading!

— Melonyce McAfee, senior editor, NYT Parenting

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