Neighbors, April 9: what should your kids be doing, how to make it work, and why books are bread

Apr 9, 2020

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Should your kids be getting up at the "regular" time, even if they don't have a class online they need to join?

Should they be doing more chores around the house, volunteering or engaging in other Useful Pursuits?

Carol Andrews talks about social media, the evils of comparison, and reminding yourself "don't go there."

UMD's Dr. Julie Slowiak found herself working remotely last fall, so when the stay-at-home orders went into effect, she realized she had already figured out some useful tips through trial and error.

You can find the complete list of her suggestions (and they're great) for Self-Care During the Pandemic here.

And finally, whose idea was it NOT to put bookstores on the list of essential services?

You can't get through a pandemic without things to read, and local indie bookseller Angie Dobrow has some great suggestions.  Not necessarily what titles we should be reading (although she has plenty of those, too), but the four essential ingredients for you book shopping list or the pile beside your bed.