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Covid-19 is killing our economy, parents shouldn’t be killing our spirits

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During times of unemployment and a great lack of opportunities, young people need supportive and caring parents, instead of pressure and being compared to the few outliers managing to flourish.


01 Jul 2020
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Covid-19 is killing our economy, parents shouldn’t be killing our spirits

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We can joke about a lot of things, but unemployment is definitely off the table. The coronavirus is killing more than lives. It has already left a significant number of businesses dead and continues to be a threat to many more. Over the past few weeks, I’ve had several conversations with young people who are worried about their livelihoods. Many of them are not only dealing with internal pressure, but they have to also deal with parents who compare them with their peers/neighbour’s child. At times, the neighbour’s child is your former high school classmate or you were in the...

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