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Parenting During a Pandemic: How Parents Can Cope With Added Strains Due to the Covid Crisis


Parents are dealing with a bevy of challenges during the pandemic, from juggling the demands of work and home life, especially with kids doing remote schooling, to helping everyone in the family cope with anxiety, isolation and health concerns. We'll discuss the range of pandemic-related problems, and get some advice on ways to handle them.



Daniel J. Puhlman,assistant professor of family studies, College of Education and Human Development, University of Maine in Orono; licensed marriage and family therapist

Sarah MacLaughlin, child development specialist, author, parenting educator, licensed social worker

Brian Duff, professor of political science, University of New England

Dr. Ross Greene, author, clinical child psychologist

Jenny Eastman, early childhood educator


Cindy helps produce Maine Public's live call-in show Maine Calling, and sometimes hosts the show—as well as the All Books Considered Book Club. Her first foray into journalism after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism was to intern with CNN in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She then worked in print journalism over the decades, as a factchecker, writer and editor, with publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the magazine of the National Zoo to a food trends magazine.