Parent Trapped

By Common Sense Media

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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.

Episode Date
Rob Huebel, Grace Lin, and the COVID Slide
00:26:18

With the school year coming to an end, parents and caregivers might be feeling a mix of relief and worry: relief that they no longer have to play makeshift teacher … and worry that they didn't do enough to help their kids learn this year. In today's episode, Amanda Morin from Understood shares tips on how to support your kids in these last few weeks of whatever school is now … and whatever summer is going to be. Understood is an organization that provides support for children with disabilities and learning and attention issues like dyslexia and ADHD. 

Plus award-winning children's book author Grace Lin joins us to spice up learning at home -- by giving kids a chance to speak to their favorite writers.

And comedian Rob Huebel has some tricks for getting through the monotony of spending every freakin' day with your kids.

After the show:

And we want to hear your tips and suggestions! Send your questions and tips—especially the strange ones—to parenttrapped@commonsense.org, and we might invite you on the show.

Parent Trapped was brought to you by founding sponsor First Republic Bank. To learn more about their services, visit http://firstrepublic.com.

May 27, 2020
Managing Pandemic Anxiety, Stress-Free TV, Hug a Tree
00:21:20

During a pandemic, there's so much to be stressed about. Dr. Dave Anderson of the Child Mind Institute has some strategies for keeping your anxiety in check—including one that involves eating a sandwich! Plus, some de-stressy family TV suggestions from Polly Conway from Common Sense Media. And then the director of the Icelandic Forest Service Þröstur Eysteinsson shares his tips on using trees to your advantage.

After the show:

And we want to hear your tips and suggestions! Do you have a special way to deal with anxiety? What are YOU watching with your kids? Send your questions and tips—especially the strange ones—to parenttrapped@commonsense.org, and we might invite you on the show.

Parent Trapped was brought to you by founding sponsor First Republic Bank. To learn more about their services, visit http://firstrepublic.com

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May 20, 2020
Unveiling Invisible Work, Husband Education, Edible Surprises
00:21:51

What happens when the invisible work of mothers becomes visible during a pandemic? Better Life Lab director Brigid Schulte says now is the perfect time for couples to dream up better ways to share responsibilities at home. Then, Common Sense's Editor-in-Chief Jill Murphy recommends some great content for Mom that is not about being a mom. Plus, the perfect recipe for the parent who claims they can't cook: All you need is a hotdog and six raw sticks of spaghetti. 

After the show:

Do you have an equivalent of Spaghetti Hot Dog Surprise? Or maybe a new way to keep your kids busy while you cook? Send your tips and questions to parenttrapped@commonsense.org and we might invite you on the show.

Parent Trapped was brought to you by founding sponsor First Republic Bank. To learn more about their services, visit http://firstrepublic.com

May 13, 2020
Screentime, Scribble Time, Space-Out Time
00:25:48

Ever since schools closed due to social-distancing requirements, a lot of kids have been spending most of their time online. Today we'll find out whether all that screen time is harmful—and we'll get some drawing lessons from author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka and some weird parenting wins from the Longest Shortest Time podcast's Hillary Frank.

After the show:

And we want to hear your tips and suggestions! What questions do you have right now? How are you getting through this? Send your questions and tips—especially the strange ones—to parenttrapped@commonsense.org, and we might invite you on the show.

Parent Trapped was brought to you by founding sponsor First Republic Bank. To learn more about their services, visit http://firstrepublic.com.

May 06, 2020
Mom, I'd Like to Make an Appointment
00:02:02

Life in quarantine has created a new set of challenges for parents—and Parent Trapped is here to help. Each week, host Ann Marie Baldonado checks in with authors, educators and experts to bring you real-world recommendations and tips on everything from schooling at home to movies and TV the whole family can enjoy together. 

And we want to hear YOUR tips and suggestions! What questions do you have right now? How are you getting through this? Send your questions and tips -- especially the strange ones -- to ParentTrapped@commonsense.org and we might invite you on the show.

Apr 29, 2020