Older kids and teenagers are experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime event–and they’re old enough to have thoughts about it. As moms, watching our kids miss out on social interactions and developmental rites of passage is tough, as is finding new ways to support their independence and hold boundaries when they push back. In Episode 283 Meagan and Sarah continue last week’s discussion about the very specific parenting challenges brought about by COVID-19, this time with a focus on big kids, tweens, and teens. Join us!
Note: Last week we started this series talking about infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Listen to Episode 282 here.
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Links we mentioned (or should have) in Episode 283:
- Part 1 in this series (Episode 282) aired last week and focused on infants, toddlers and preschoolers
- Sarah mentioned our two episodes featuring psychologist Dr. Erin Lanphier: Removing The Stigma Of Kids In Therapy (Voices 42), and Supporting Kids’ Behavioral Health As The Pandemic Stretches On (Voices 50)
- We loved this interview with Jessica Lahey on What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood, all about fostering independence in older kids during the pandemic