Typically June marks the beginning of summer and the end of another school year.
In an instance, everything suddenly was different. The pandemic and COVID-19 changed everything. Overnight, schools across the nation shut their doors. Businesses posted “CLOSED” signs with no open date added in the fine print. Grab and go with street side pickup was the best eating out option available and masks are now the new fashion statement for fashionistas and protection.
As parents became teachers at home, many worked from newly created offices on dining room tables and zoom took off like wild fire or be left out.
As summer approaches, parents ask about the new norm and frequently ask. “When will this end?” Moreover and equally as important, parents wonder, “When will the kids go back to school and what must one do to stay sane as we figure things out?”
Initially a winter interruption, the answers and solutions for how to move forward with clear cut answers left most feeling uncertain. Adjusted (somewhat) parents around the world have come accept – the unprecedented time is not going away. What’s next?
To best prepare, here are a few ideas parents may want to consider as summer arrives. New and innovative ways to manage the pandemic pause over the summer may include:
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