Parenting in a time of COVID-19

Cluver, Lucie ; Lachman, Jamie M. ; Sherr, Lorraine ; Wessels, Inge ; Krug, Etienne ; Rakotomalala, Sabine ; Blight, Stephen ; Hillis, Susan ; Bachmand, Gretchen ; Green, Ohad ; Butchart, Alex ; Tomlinson, Mark ; Ward, Catherine L. ; Doubt, Jennifer ; McDonald, Kerida (2020)

CITATION: Cluver, L. et al. 2020. Parenting in a time of COVID-19. Lancet, 395:e64, doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30736-4.

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is changing family life. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization estimates 1·38 billion children are out of school or child care, without access to group activities, team sports, or playgrounds. Parents and caregivers are attempting to work remotely or unable to work, while caring for children, with no clarity on how long the situation will last. For many people, just keeping children busy and safe at home is a daunting prospect. For those living in low-income and crowded households, these challenges are exacerbated.

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