Staying connected to extended family. How is this helpful to couples, parents, and children?


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By A Diary of Everyday Growing Up Opportunities and By Jenny Brown. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

It is challenging to stay meaningfully connected to the extended family during Covid-19 isolation. Some families are struggling to manage the extra demands of their households so they are likely to put extended family interactions on hold so as not to add to the pressure. There are, however, costs to reducing these connections. In this podcast, Jenny explains the effect on a nuclear family when there is more distance from the broader family. She talks about ways to creatively stay connected, and how to deal with tense extended family relationships. She offers some principles for grandparents about how they might be a resource during these times of physical distancing.

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