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The Scientific Framework I’m Using to Make It Through This Pandemic School Year

Self-pity doesn’t help me or my kids

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Whenever I tell people that my oldest child begins remote kindergarten this month, they simply say, “I am so sorry.”

To be honest, my default response is to feel sorry for myself, too. This is not how I pictured my five-year-old entering his…




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Emily PG Erickson

Emily PG Erickson

Writer with a master’s degree in psychology. Helpful, science-backed stories about mental health, mindfulness, and motherhood.

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