The Agony of Pandemic Parenting
_This episode contains strong language and emotional descriptions about the challenges of parenting during the pandemic, so if your young child is with you, you might want to listen later._
Several months ago, The Times opened up a phone line to ask Americans what it’s really been like to raise children during the pandemic.
Liz Halfhill, a single mother to 11-year-old Max, detailed her unvarnished highs and lows over the past year.
Guest: Liz Halfhill, a single mother and full-time paralegal, in Spokane, Wash.
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* The Times followed Liz and two other mothers in different parts of America who shared their experience of pandemic parenting over dozens of interviews. What emerged was a story of chaos and resilience, resentment and persistence, and of course, hope.
* Take a look at “The Primal Scream,” a series from The Times that examines the pandemic’s effect on working mothers in America.
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