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The Stay at Home Guide for Parents

Everything you need to thrive at home as a family.

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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Eric Jeon

Play is The Perfect Antidote to Anxiety in These Times

Kids worry just like adults do, but during the coronavirus pandemic their fears may be escalated. Experts explain how parents can help calm their anxious child through play.

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Craft at Home

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11 Easy Craft Ideas for Kids to Make With Stuff You Have at Home

Going out to snag art supplies might be out of the question as we social distance, but there are plenty of simple, fun crafts kids can do during quarantine that require materials you already have on hand.

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Find more fun crafts and activities here.

Learn at Home

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Priscilla Gragg

27 Ways to Teach Your Kid's Favorite Subjects at Home

Try some tips from educators, actors, athletes, and even an astronaut to truly spark your kid's curiosity—whether they're studying in the classroom, at the kitchen table, or both.

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Eat at Home

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Stephanie Rausser

22 Ways to Make Cooking With Kids More Fun

Scared they'll get hurt? Scared they'll get flour everywhere? Hate to waste food? Chefs, food bloggers, and nutritionists dish on how they train their kids in the kitchen—and keep it fun for everyone.

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Find more family-friendly recipes here.

Celebrate at Home

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Work at Home

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How to Master Working From Home—While Under Quarantine With Kids

The spread of the coronavirus is forcing working parents into telecommute situations across the country. If you're struggling to stay productive while working from home, these tips from full-time work-from-home moms may help.

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Exercise at Home

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Thrive at Home

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7 Online Support Groups for Parents During COVID-19 Pandemic

Looking to connect with parents going through the pandemic just like you? These online support groups can be just the place to vent, get or give advice, or simply know you're not in this alone.

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