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    The New York Times Company | Deb Perelman | 7/2/20 | 10 min
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    • EZ19699 months ago

      As a single parent I really feel squeezed. I can’t lose my job. And I have my son 18 out of 20 work/school days a month. He misses his friends but I worry about our kids and teachers. Two of his teachers were very ill with the virus in the spring. I don’t think part time schooling is the answer. It would definitely push me to have rotating caregivers for my son if I had to go to work. And we don’t know the long term effects on children who are asymptomatic. But then there’s the undeniable benefits of in person learning. Nothing about this is easy.

      • SEnkey9 months ago

        Spot on. Nothing about this is easy. I hope things get better soon.

    • chrissetiana
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      9 months ago

      This is so frustratingly relatable. Can't leave my toddler in school, don't know how to balance homeschooling and working. My other is already packed full with job tasks as it is. The pandemic really tossed things topsy turvy.

      • SEnkey9 months ago

        Agreed. I kind of think they should have just taken "school" off the table and tried to come up with daycare solutions. "Here is how we can house your kids for 8 hours a day..." and then we can figure out the school bit.