As a parent of two young children in New York City, I have felt the impact of this pandemic. I had a work-life balance I chose. My children had schools they loved. And then came COVID-19. This pandemic has turned all of our lives upside down.
As a pediatrician, I have heard from thousands of families struggling to make sense of this time. One on one, I can only give so much advice, but there is clearly an urgent need for evidence-based guidance.
In the book:
I review the basics about coronavirus and what you need to know about symptoms and testing. Details you may have forgotten will help you understand how to protect your family and community this winter.
I dive into what is currently known about the direct and indirect risks of coronavirus to children from newborns to teenagers. I review the known statistics about the risk of the adults who love them including pregnant moms, essential workers and grandparents.
I share a lot of practical advice about coping, making decisions about childcare and school, helping children with social skills, making virtual school work better.
Parents who read the book will feel better prepared for the coming winter.
“This book is fantastic. Dr. Fradin delivers a timely resource parents need reviewing the science accurately and providing realistic advice in a reassuring, highly readable way.”
– Emily Oster PhD, Professor of Economics and Author of Cribsheet and Expecting Better
“In times of profound uncertainty, Dr. Fradin provides exactly what parents need – evidence-based information and realistic parenting advice approached in a common sense manner! Answering the big questions on every parent’s mind, Parenting in a Pandemic cuts through the noise, equipping parents with accurate information so they can make the best decisions for their families.”
– Dr. Pooja Lakshmin Perinatal Psychiatrist and New York Times Contributor
BookBub and Chirp are featuring the e-book and audiobook for 99 cents on September 16th so grab your copy then!
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Dr. Kelly Fradin is a pediatrician, mother of two and child advocate from NYC. After graduating from Harvard College with an undergraduate honors degree in psychology, she completed her doctorate at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. She finished her pediatric training at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore where she stayed on working as an Assistant Professor and Attending in complex care pediatrics. Since she’s transitioned to working in school health. Given her interest in public health, writing has allowed her to help thousands of parents by sharing her calm, evidence-based perspective.
Her friends always asked her advice on parenting their children and common health conditions, so she started sharing the advice on instagram @adviceigivemyfriends where now more than 14,000 people listen to her. She has a miniature schnoodle named Theodore Roosevelt, plays tennis and reads mostly fiction.