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In a weekly Zoom hangout series called , experts answer your questions about navigating life during a global pandemic. Here’s a recap of our latest one:

Summer is here and so is COVID-19, making parenting that much harder (which is lowkey incredibly rude). How do you handle this newest stage of always-on parenting? What are some tips for making sure your kids are happy and engaged? ⁠ ⁠ Unschooling experts Darcel White (@themahoganyway on Instagram) and Muffy Mendoza (@brownmamastribe), and childcare and mental-health expert Dr. Irene Obika ( discuss strategies for parenting in quarantine during the summer.⁠

We talked to Darcel, Muffy, and Dr. Irene about:

  • what unschooling and child-led learning is,
  • why it’s ok if your kids get bored,
  • how to decide if childcare or babysitters are right for you,
  • making space for self-care while parenting,
  • and more.

Watch below and sign up for an upcoming Moms’ Night In event !

(Note: There are moments where the video freezes—press your arrow keys to fast forward a few seconds to when the video picks back up.)

Resources Mentioned In This Video

Unschooling: The Educational Movement More Black Parents Are Joining

Why We Left Traditional School Systems Behind To Practice Unschooling

Tired of Traditional Schools? Why You May Want To Try Unschooling

Fare of the Free Child (podcast)

10 Black Homeschool Moms You Should Follow

Facebook Group For New/Expecting Moms

Support Groups for Black Moms

Therapy for Black Girls

Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation

Psychology Today (Find a Therapist)

Good Therapy

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