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Black parenting expert Tanya Hayles was invited to be a guest on Global News Toronto, to share her thoughts on how parents can cope through the pandemic

Black parenting expert Tanya Hayles was invited to be a guest on Global News Toronto, to share her thoughts on how parents can cope through the pandemic

Tanya Hayles was invited to be a guest on Global News Toronto, to share her expertise on how parents can cope through the pandemic. She was on-air as a parenting expert and was interviewed by Aalia Adam, Global News host. 

Since early March, most parents have been faced with the challenges of staying home with their kids in the midst of this pandemic. Amongst these challenges comes with becoming both the parent and the teacher while trying to concentrate on their own jobs while working from home. 

Global Toronto referenced several surveys done by Statistics Canada, showcasing the concerns and stresses that many Toronto parents have. Some of the results showed that 71 percent of parents are concerned for their child’s ability to socialize with their friends and family, 64 percent are concerned with screen time and 54 percent are concerned with their child’s loneliness and isolation. More studies showed that 40 percent were concerned with their child’s academic success, 74 percent with balancing childcare and work, 61 percent with balancing their child’s stress and anxiety and 46 percent with having shortened patience or tolerance with their children. 

Tanya Hayles was invited to provide her expertise on how parents can cope and deal with these stressors. She mentions that as a parent and entrepreneur she can relate to the statistics shown. Hayles also discussed the effects of schools reopening in September in the midst of the pandemic. This initiative was to increase the mental health of children. As a mother of a child that may be going back to school in September, she mentions the concern of child safety, and how others can cope with returning to work and having children returning to school. 

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