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Parenting in the time of a Pandemic : Covid 2020

Parenting in the time of Pandemic Dr Kuheli Bhattacharya We recently celebrated Mother’s day in Lockdown, and as things stand, we might be celebrating father’s day in Lockdown aswell. By now every parent has been asked – So, how is it going , parenting in Lockdown? And on the surface this might look like the most benign question, but I assure you it has layers and sub text and nuanced understanding, like no other question about lockdown. So, I will give you the short and the long version of my answer to – parenting in these times. My short answer would be; “I think it’s going good, all things considered.” Now, the key words here are ‘I think’ and ‘all things considered’ . Because let’s face it, when it comes to parenting , ‘I think’ is not the same as ‘I know’ ; I think my child is feeling secure and loved , and is being homeschooled appropriately, but what do I know , right? Will my child turn into a maths genius having played the educational apps I downloaded , or will my child …