Lawmakers in Albany are considering a lifeline for working parents during the pandemic. It would allow them to take paid time off to take care of their children who are going to school virtually; CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reports.

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New York Lawmakers Considering Allowing Paid Time Off For Parents With Children Learning VirtuallyLawmakers in Albany are considering a lifeline for working parents during the pandemic. It would allow them to take paid time off to take care of their children who are going to school virtually; CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reports.
Psychotherapist Offers Advise On How To Talk To Loved Ones With Opposing Political ViewsThere are families facing a split decision when it comes to voting for president; CBS2's Jessica Layton reports.
Experts Offer Tips On How To Schedule Pandemic-Safe Playdates For KidsThe pandemic has upended nearly every aspect of children's lives, especially the playdate. Experts offer tips on how children can socialize safely; CBS2's Meg Baker reports.
More Americans Using Online Tools To Trace Ancestry, Family During PandemicThe pandemic has given many Americans a new perspective on life. For some people, that's led to discovering family they never knew. Chris Martinez reports.
As Students Return To School, Parents Wonder How To Keep Them Safe From COVID-19As some students are returning to school in person, there are still a lot of questions about how to keep them safe from COVID-19. Is there anything you should do when they get home? CBS2's Cindy Hsu looks for answers.
Experts Urge Family To Be Cautious, Aware Of COVID-19 Concerns On National Grandparents DaySunday is National Grandparents Day, normally a time for happy gatherings, but during the pandemic, experts say many of those visits should be put on hold; CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
Teachers, Parents Grappling With How To Keep Kids Focused While Learning VirtuallyAs thousands of students head back to school virtually, teachers and parents are grappling with how to keep kids focused and engaged. For many, it means classroom rules are now being enforced at home; CBS2's Christina Fan reports.
Doctors Urge Parents To Talk To Children About Wearing Masks For Long Periods Of Time In SchoolAs students begin to face the new normal in schools, one of the hardest challenges of adjusting will be having to wear masks all day; CBS2's Jessica Layton reports.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy Announces Major Funding To Help Famililes Pay For Child CareWorking parents have been scrambling to find child care for their children this fall and figuring out how to pay for it. To help ease the burden, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday announced major funding; CBS2's Natalie Duddridge reports.
Data Shows Requests For Birth Control Up 50% Over Past Few MonthsForget about a pandemic baby boom, health experts say millions more Americans are now on birth control to prevent getting pregnant; CBS2's Jessica Moore reports.
Parents Seek Ways To Keep Kids Cool, Occupied This SummerThe heat is on and keeping cool is a challenge, especially for parents struggling to find options for their children; CBS2's Hazel Sanchez reports.
The Dig Callback: Family Sticks Together At Bianco Brothers InstrumentsAmid the pandemic, CBS2's Elle McLogan checks in with Bianco Brothers, a neighborhood institution that's been sharpening Brooklyn's knives for nearly 50 years.
Reimagining Education: Child Care Centers Worried About Funding For ReopeningAs New York City prepares for Phase 1 of reopening Monday, there's concern among some parents returning to work that there will be fewer places offering child care; CBS2's Hazel Sanchez reports.
George Floyd's Death Restarts Conversations Black Parents Are Forced To Have With ChildrenThe death of George Floyd is restarting conversations all black parents are forced to have with their children -- like how to interact with police -- and no one is exempt; CBS2's Christina Fan reports.
Virtual Babysitters Help Keep Kids Entertained While Parents Are Working From HomeKids are learning at home and parents are working from home because the coronavirus pandemic. The combination can make the daily routine rough, so virtual babysitting service are lightening the load; Naomi Ruchim reports for CBS2.
A Look At New York Sites Closed This Summer, And Which Still Plan To OpenMore and more camps are making difficult decisions about whether or not to open for the summer season. Until there is firm guidance from the states, it is up to the camps to decide, CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reports.
Mayor Bill de Blasio COVID-19 Update For Friday, May 22Mayor Bill de Blasio talked about how New York City will manage social distancing and keeping people safe from further coronavirus infections over the Memorial Day weekend.
Coney Island, Rockaway Beaches Partially Open For Memorial Day WeekendMemorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and now people will have restricted access to New York City's beaches - no swimming, but walks on the sand allowed. CBS2's John Dias reports.
Parents Concerned About Possibility Of Schools Making Remote Learning The NormSome school districts are considering making remote learning a part of their long-term plans. The idea has some parents considering logistics, wondering what happens when kids are scheduled to learn from home while they have to go back to work; CBS2's Hazel Sanchez reports.
Mayor De Blasio: New York City Just Not Ready To Open Beaches For Memorial DayWhile Gov. Andrew Cuomo has given New York State beaches the OK to open for Memorial Day weekend with safe restrictions, Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City is not ready to follow suit with other locations. CBS2's Tara Jakeway reports.
Coronavirus Update: Gov. Murphy Announces New Jersey Beaches Open By Memorial Day WeekendThe Jersey Shore and beaches around New Jersey will be open for Memorial Day Weekend, with social distance restrictions still in place.
New Moms Get Virtual Support Amid Coronavirus PandemicFor new moms and families, welcoming a baby during a pandemic is proving to be stressful, especially when living in isolation; Danya Bacchus reports for CBS2.
New Jersey Clarified Status Of 'Wave Parades' Amid Coronavirus Shutdown"Wave parades" have suddenly become the way to celebrate in the age of COVID-19 for birthdays and other occasions. The parades are often led by police and other first responders. Some schools were planning on using wave parades to celebrate seniors, but New Jersey state police rained on the students' parades. CBS2's Nick Caloway reports.
How To Celebrate Mother's Day While Social DistancingWhile we can't get together in the usual way this Mother's Day, with a little imagination, you can still celebrate your mother virtually and get her what she really wants; CBS2's Natalie Duddridge reports.

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