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Some parents expand pandemic bubble to include children’s girlfriends and boyfriends

CNN, Jan. 7, 2021

January 7, 2021

Some parents expand pandemic bubble to include children’s girlfriends and boyfriends

If you’re considering adding a boyfriend or girlfriend to your family’s social bubble, communication and boundary setting is key, said Mahtab Jafari, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, who currently teaches Life 101 across the 10 UC campuses. … “If my son wanted to bring his girlfriend into our pod, she would need to follow the same rules we have,” said Jafari, whose course teaches students healthy lifestyle choices.