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I tried to start a pandemic pod for my 5-year-old. Here’s how it went wrong

Los Angeles Times, Jan. 22, 2021

January 22, 2021

I tried to start a pandemic pod for my 5-year-old. Here’s how it went wrong

I had a hunch that Cora’s growing misbehavior was normal given the stresses of the pandemic, but I needed some outside perspective. “She is typical,” Laura Glynn, a Chapman University professor of psychology, told me. More than two-thirds of mothers reported an increase in problem behaviors in their preschool-age children since the pandemic started, according to a May survey that Glynn is part of at the Conte Center at UC Irvine.