The June issue of ParentMap features a collection of parent essays aimed at exploring a gamut of relatable emotions and reflections about imperfect parenting in a perfect-storm crisis. We hope they will serve as a reminder that getting through this will require us to be a little kinder to each other and a whole lot kinder to — and more forgiving of — ourselves.
Also in this month’s issue, we consider creative ways to support an only child during social distancing, tips for cultivating a reading culture at home, why “quaranteening” is particularly hard and how you can help, and creative ways to celebrate your quarantined kiddo’s birthday.
You’ll also meet a chef and mom who makes beans the star of every meal and dish in her new cookbook, and an inspirational youth who has written a book that examines racism in Seattle’s public education system.
Happy Father’s Day to all you dear dads!