Episode 4: Digital media researcher Mary Madden on realities of parenting during school closures

According to UNESCO, 1.5 billion, or 9 in 10 children globally are out of school. How are parents navigating working from home while schooling their children? Between virtual music lessons and Zoom circle groups, parents and kids are trying to create a new normal in a time that’s anything but. Parent and youth digital media expert Mary Madden offers insights into providing space for parents and kids to embrace this moment’s mix of opportunity and challenge. Join her discussion with Monica Bulger about screentime, gaming apps, and time away from tech. Madden recommends flexibility: “This is a time where so many structures we had relied on in daily life are being upended. We’re having to be flexible in our jobs and our communities, it’s important to acknowledge and give ourselves some grace and leeway to be flexible in our families as well.”

Episode 4: Digital media researcher Mary Madden on realities of parenting during school closures

 
 
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