Family Obligations, Connection, Childhood Play, Friendship, & Dreams (27m) – Episode 367

Episode 367 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following questions from Quora: “Should children be obliged to give something back to their parents?”; “How do I deal with this? I live together with my friend, his 10-year old son is living with us. I know I am not his parent, but I do am an adult and feel like he should listen to me. He feels like he can do whatever he wants in the house.”; “Is it okay to bring young children to a public park if you don’t want them to interact with other children?”; “Can a father be friends with his son?”; and “What are your dreams for your children?”

With Remote Learning, Schools Are Watching and Reporting Parents at Alarming Rates

As remote learning creates more distance between school districts and students, school and state officials are clinging to control however they can. From sending Child Protective Services (CPS) agents to investigate charges of neglect in homes where children missed Zoom classes last spring, to proposing “child wellbeing checks” in homes this fall, government schools and related agencies are panicking over parents having increased influence over their children’s care and education during the pandemic.