Ep 162 // Pandemic Parenting w/ George Flanagan & Maggie Oliver

Premiere DateMay 15, 2020
00:00 Intro
01:11 START /// Pandemic Parenting w/ George Flanagan & Maggie Oliver
02:27 Setting the stage
10:00 Adapting as the crisis has stretched on
15:00 Just getting through the day / difference between dealing with a 1 and 6 year old
18:19 Does Kiearan’s ability to process information more than others his age make it hard to recognize the threshold of what he can deal with?
20:27 A very specific experience, but still widely relatable/accessible
25:55 “Empty Days” (or “Infinite Present”)
30:47 Remote learning / negotiating
42:20 When mom gets sick during quarantine / transitioning relationship
50:28 When dad gets sick and can’t quarantine separately / only co-parents can understand certain things
57:33 Kids connected by screens, but playing separately
65:05 Digital communication tools were waiting for us to need them more / awkward silences online / screentime is okay, sometimes
73:08 Other peoples’ opinions on how to parent your kids
82:30 Going back to work is bittersweet / more articles in the future? / wrapping up
92:33 “Lie To Me” (BTR Live Studio, 2018) Shana Falana
100:07 Outro / Credits
100:49 Finish.

J. McVay is joined by George Flanagan and Maggie Oliver to discuss a series of articles George has recently been writing for BTRtoday about his experience as a parent during the COVID-19 pandemic:

  1. Parenting in the Time of a Worldwide Pandemic
  2. Remote Learning & Small Moments Help Ward Off the “Empty Days” of Quarantine
  3. What Happens When Mom Gets Sick During Quarantine?
  4. 9 Things That Parenting During This Pandemic Has Taught Me

We also revisit a song from Shana Falana’s last visit to BTR Live Studio ahead of the premiere, next week, of a new interview and video produced with her during lockdown…

GeorgeFlanagan / illustration by Bryan Bruchman.

GeorgeFlanagan / illustration by Bryan Bruchman.

 

BTR Live Studio Presents Shana Falana

BTR Live Studio Presents Shana Falana

Host J. McVay
J grew up down in Louisiana and Texas before moving to NYC for college. After college, he decided to stick around, working in film and television production for well over a decade. He came to BTR in 2011 when he…
Reg. Contributors George Flanagan Maggie Oliver

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