My Kids Are Angry At Me Because I Won’t Let Them See Friends Due To Social Distancing

We’re living in an unprecedented time in history; there’s not really a parenting handbook on how to manage a global pandemic.

Just like any other childcare topic, parents are bound to have different approaches and philosophies as to what the “right” way to do things is. However, in this situation, it has left me looking like the bad guy to my child.

Social Interactions Are The Norm For Kids At School

kids together on jungle gym
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Photo Credit: Carol M. Highsmith / Buyenlarge / Getty Images

As a kid, you get to see your friends every day from Monday to Friday while at school. You get to play with them during recess, lunch periods, and sometimes in class. Even high school students have time structured into their days to be social.