A: I would just encourage parents to have a weekly or biweekly meeting about what’s coming up. Because literally, three weeks ago we didn’t know what would be happening now. Next week, we don’t know what’s happening. So we don’t want to be like chickens with our heads cut off. We want to do a “state of the family union.”
[For example], “Here’s what we know right now: Mommy’s still not going into the office, Daddy isn’t, either, and we still don’t know what’s going on with your school. And here’s what we’re doing this week.”
It sets a routine so that the kids aren’t going, “Wait, what?”
And it also makes room for all the hard feelings of sadness and frustration. We’re all just sad and frustrated that we can’t do what we want to do. … That’s life right now.