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Collected Item: “Lizza Weir Oral History, 2021/04/12”

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A Major Challenge: Parenting a Toddler During Covid

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Toddlers are natural explorers who run, touch and sniff as they learn about the world. But these behaviors can be dangerous during a pandemic. Parents of toddlers need to weigh the risks of catching Covid against their children’s developmental needs. Lizza Weir, whose daughter Simone was 16 months when Covid first arrived in New York, talks about the hard choices she’s been facing.

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Oral history

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Ellen Balleisen

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Parenting, toddler, daycare

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2021-04-12

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Retired director, CLIP & CUNY Start

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