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How to Communicate With Kids When You’re Wearing a Mask

“Mask-muffle” is a term I just made up, but it’s a real thing. If the cloth is meant to block a bunch of tiny respiratory droplets, it’s bound to muffle our words a bit, too. It can be hard enough to catch every word when you’re standing close to someone…

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Create a Schedule of Little Things to Look Forward

What so many families need right now is structure mixed with some flexibility — plus a little bit of joy sprinkled on top. That’s what prompted one member of the Offspring Facebook group to create a small family schedule of little things to look forward to. And it’s something we…