LAS Distinguished Professor Barbara Risman Quoted on Societal Shifts Changing the Nature of Parenting during Quarantine in Forge

Barbara Risman, UIC professor of sociology and LAS distinguished professor, is quoted in a story from Forge, an online publication from Medium, that looks at societal shifts changing the nature of parenting while also examining parents’ efforts to balance work, child care, and schooling during the COVID-19 quarantine. Risman says this may be an opportunity for parents to shift to less intensive parenting, which research suggests is more beneficial to children.