The Stay at Home Guide for Parents

Everything you need to thrive at home as a family.
By Editors of Parents.com, Illustration by Caitlin-Marie Miner Ong
Updated August 18, 2020

Families are spending more time at home together than ever before. The kitchen table has transformed into both the office and the classroom. The backyard hosts the kids' gym classes and adult workouts. Playdates and coffee dates happen in front of a computer—as do medical appointments and mental health care. It's a trying time for everyone, but no one is in it alone. Use this guide to inspire play, plan celebrations, maintain learning and work, and keep your sanity as we all get through this time together.

Play at Home

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Craft at Home

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Learn at Home

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Eat at Home

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Celebrate at Home

Work at Home

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Exercise at Home

Thrive at Home

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