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Parenting in the time of coronavirus

March 19, 2020
by Joanna Meyer

In the past week, life has changed dramatically for Americans. Connecticut has seen schools, early childhood programs, libraries, restaurants, bars, and gyms close as known cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state have begun to balloon. We are indeed in an unprecedented era where local, state, and national leaders have called on Americans to commit to social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19 (referred to as flattening the curve). People across the country are anxious about the health and economic impacts of this global pandemic, and parents are also concerned about the impact on their children’s emotional wellbeing. In response to this crisis, a variety of organizations have produced resources to help parents support their children, some which are listed below.

In the midst of this global health crisis, PEER hopes that you find these resources helpful personally or in your work with the families of young children. As we navigate these challenging times together, may we all find ways to remain connected and do our best to take care of ourselves, our elders and our youngsters!

Submitted by Joanna Meyer on March 19, 2020