Much has been written about the effects of the pandemic on our lives, and specifically on our experience of parenting and on our children. We will probably need much more time before we can get the distance on this experience that will allow us to begin to understand what happened and how it affected us. In the meantime, there is this feeling of a dividing line between before and after.
We are all the same, in that we shared this momentous experience. And we are all different in the specifics of how it has affected us.
I am feeling the before and after intensely as I look back at this blog. It feels like a message in a bottle from a different world--the before. I was excited to write reviews of parenting books. Then I got busy, and didn't get back to it as soon as I thought I would. And then--Covid happened.
I still want to write reviews of parenting books. But now, in the after, I also want to chat with all of you about parenting, and about schools. I will endeavor to write shorter entries, in the hope of avoiding the dread TL;DR, and I would love to hear what's on your mind as well.
Emily Shapiro advises New York City parents who are navigating the nursery and independent school admissions process, through her business, Emily Shapiro Consulting.