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The Exchange

Live From Home: Navigating Back-To-School As A Family

Sara Plourde for NHPR

In the third of our four-part series, "The Exchange: Live From Home," we talk with two New Hampshire authors on parenting and education, and an infectious disease specialist, about the triumphs and challenges of back-to-school season as a family. Listen to the audio below, and watch a video of the event. 

Air date: Thursday, August 20, 2020. 


Watch a video of this virtual event below:

Recommendations for educational (and not-so educational) books, games, videos, and more:

KJ Dell'Antonia recommends family-friendly television like Brooklyn 99 and Holey Moley, about minature golf with a twist. 

The Laheys have loved YouTube for sharing their children's interests. Some channels they enjoy are:

Adam Neely's videos on music theory

-Tasting History, all about historical recipes

-Binging with Babish, a cooking show that features some of our favorite meals from television and movies

KJ Dell'Antonia says she's loved watching videos about ant colonies from AntsCanada with her kids.

And Jessica Lahey recommends several books for parents:

-The New Childhood by Jordan Shapiro

-Under Pressure by Lisa Damour

-The Happy Kid Handbook by Katie Hurley

-The Self-Driven Child by William Stixrud and Ned Johnson

And for podcasts, the experts recommend Hello Relationships.

Dr. Tim Lahey likes to keep up with the best news by reading Ed Yong from the Atlantic, and Apoorva Mandavilli at the New York Times. 

A checklist for back-to-school risk management, part of the article by the Laheys published by the Washington Post, ""Back to school in a pandemic: A guide to all the factors keeping parents and educators up at night."

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