Tag Archives: COVID-19

Helping Kids With Online Learning: Tips For Parents

By Tanni Haas, Ph.D., a Professor in the Department of Communication Arts, Sciences; Disorders at the City University of New York Brooklyn College. As kids are heading back to school this fall, many are continuing with fully-online learning instead of returning to their regular brick and-mortar schools. How can parents support their kids’ education during

COVID School Reopening Plans for 2020-2021

Toledo area school districts share their plans. As the new school year quickly approaches, many local schools are coming up with plans to keep students and staff safe during the coronavirus pandemic. While not all schools have shared their plans for the 2020-2021 school year, the districts below have released preliminary information. Please note that

How Local Moms Are REALLY Handling Parenting During COVID-19

One thing COVID-19 has taught mothers all over the country: women are still expected to and responsible for taking on the lion’s share of the household and child-rearing responsibilities. After months of juggling educating their kids from home with all of their other regular duties, moms are now faced with summer vacation and full-time mothering…but

Coronavirus Testing and Antibody Testing Sites

As schools share their reopening plans, one of the many questions parents have been asking is about coronavirus testing. Who will pay for the testing if a child is infected at school? Will schools quarantine the class as soon as a kid comes down with symptoms? Or will the school wait until COVID-19 is confirmed?

Mask-Wearing: Tips for Kids

Tiffany Pottkotter, MSN, MA, LPCC, APRN, PMHNP-BC, is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at ProMedica.  As we approach a new school year with mask mandates for children, it is important for parents to help their kids adjust to mask-wearing. Experts agree it is imperative to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendations and

Motherhood During COVID-19: Everything is Fine (it’s not)

My family has every advantage to get us through a pandemic: a spacious home, a stocked pantry, multiple electronic devices per family member, and plenty of good humor to go around. I am the envy of my immigrant child-self! And yet, somehow I find myself languishing in some embarrassing self-pity. I had to really unpack