The coronavirus pandemic has turned our lives upside down. Parent Trapped is here to help. Each week, host Ann Marie Baldonado checks in with authors, educators, and celebrities to bring you real-world stories and tips. You'll hear from experts and listeners on everything from juggling work and school with kids at home to awesome pillow fort designs (!) and great family movies. Common Sense created Parent Trapped to capture parents' candid stories and moments when reality meets (comic) relief. Because, let's face it: Raising kids in quarantine is a challenge none of us saw coming.
Embracing the Messiness of Life
In our final episode of the series, we're looking at how you can take the messiness of the last few months and embrace it to have a more creative and resilient life. Plus, we do a little bit of therapy … movie therapy.
Pornography, Shared Passwords, Incognito Mode, Oh My!
Since the pandemic started, kids have been spending more time online. So how do we keep them from chatting with strangers, sharing passwords, and discovering adult content? Anya Kamenetz, author of The Art of Screen Time, gives us strategies for making sure your kids are safe and responsible on the internet even when you're not watching.
Making Space with Christian Robinson
Feeling angry lately? Overwhelmed? How about your kids? Author and illustrator Christian Robinson has created a tool to help young people process powerful emotions through art. In this episode he'll talk about his video series Making Space, and how childhood struggles can be spun into stories.
W. Kamau Bell Sings Daniel Tiger
... and just when you think he's done ... he sings some more. Plus, chores! And getting your kid to do them. Author Asha Dornfest has some ideas.
Racism and Resilience
Racism has a profound impact on the health and well-being of our kids. This week, racism against the Black community is being laid bare for all families to see—from the pandemic's disproportionate impact to police brutality and other racist violence. For this week's show, child psychologist Allison Briscoe-Smith will share her advice for talking with your kids about big, important topics like racism, ways to promote resilience, and committing to action.
Julie Andrews and Raising a Reader
Reading, writing, and storytelling can be a creative first aid kit for families stuck at home during the pandemic. But where do you begin if your kid says they don't *want* to read or write? Today we've got some strategies for making reading and writing exciting, including some games dreamed up by the one and only Julie Andrews.
From media choices (of course) to talking about current events (alllll of them) to chores to anger, this show is the perfect lifeline for parents in 2020. It’s seriously helping to hold my sanity together.
Love this show! Only wish there were more episodes!
I’ve found Ann Marie to be so comforting and encouraging during this challenging time and I really have appreciated all of the resources and *realness* that she has shared from her home. More episodes, please!
Ann Marie is like a wise friend or neighbor - someone you’d want to hang out with who always asks the question you were thinking about - a great resource!