NEW YORK (Reuters) – The first few days of staying at home for coronavirus seclusion with my two kids were chaotic, stressful and scary, much like they were for everyone else.
FILE PHOTO: A playground at Ruskin Elementary School sits empty ahead of the statewide school closures in Ohio in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus, inside Dayton, Ohio, U.S., March 13, 2020. REUTERS/Kyle Grillot/File Photo
And then they left for their dad’s house.
Suddenly alone in total quiet, it was torture. My head filled with anxious questions and what-ifs.
One peek at social media told me I was not alone.
“There’s no pandemic clause in divorce agreements,” said Lauren Behrman, a licensed clinical psychologist who does parent coordination in New York.
Behrman is virtually meeting with parents nonstop via Zoom trying to hammer out emergency plans. Custody schedules are maddeningly specific, down to the time and place of the transitions from one parent to the other, with…