Parent to Parent: Getting dad to help more with kids | Parenting

Tray Ling


Q • For the most part during this pandemic, I’ve been the one to work from home while my husband has worked outside the home. We have four kids and I have put much effort into trying my best to help them and provide support for home learning. I’m exhausted and getting angrier by the moment. He thinks because I don’t have to get dressed and travel to and from work that I should be happy in the current situation. How can I get him to understand that he can at least help out

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I’m a parent. Our perspective is needed most on an elected Chicago School Board | Letters

Tray Ling

I have raised 14 children who have attended Chicago Public Schools, as a biological parent, a primary caregiver and a grandmother. I know that children learn in different ways, and I know that parents best know their own children’s strengths and weaknesses. The perspective of parents is most needed on the Chicago Public Schools Board of Education.

The Sun-Times recently endorsed a hybrid School Board for CPS, meaning the board would have some members appointed by the mayor and some elected by the public. The best way to ensure that any new board is responsive to the needs of CPS

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21 Dangerous TikTok Trends Every Parent Should Be Aware of

Tray Ling

Some people will do anything to go viral, from silly pranks to extreme stunts—nothing is off-limits.

TikTok trends generally involve fun dance routines or funny filters, but every now and then a dangerous challenge or trend will emerge.

From users swerving their cars as they follow instructions from “Cha Cha Slide” to purposely overdosing on medication in the hopes of experiencing a high, some of the trends that have circulated on the app are not only dangerous but potentially deadly.

Below is a list of 21 of the most dangerous TikTok trends to go viral on the social media platform

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Being A Parent To A Youngster Is Not For The Faint Of Heart

Tray Ling

THE SONIC BOOMER

I think that those of us who do not (or no longer) have children living at home sometimes forget the stress that parents suffer on a day-to-day basis. After all, they are responsible for the care, feeding, education — and actual lives — of the young animals with which they have been “blessed.” (And I use quotation marks because I know that children are a blessing; it’s just that sometimes it doesn’t feel that way.)

Decades later, when the empty-nesters wax nostalgic and start saying, “I wish I was in my 30s again,” it’s because they will

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University of Michigan students, parents rally for in-person graduation ceremony

Tray Ling

ANN ARBOR, MI — Car horns were honking on State Street Saturday afternoon in support of students and parents holding a rally at the University of Michigan to call for an in-person graduation ceremony.

In February, the university announced it would have a virtual commencement ceremony for the second straight year due to ongoing health and safety concerns related to COVID-19. Parents and students, however, feel that an in-person ceremony at Michigan Stadium can be done safely.

“What the university has done is planned only for the worst-case scenario and said, ‘That’s what we’re doing and we’re going to jump

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