What Can Working Parents Do About Snow Days?

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Around much of the region, five of the past six schools days have been snow days.

Snow days might mean hot cocoa and sledding for some, but if you're a working parent, snow days can also put you in a bind. Maybe for the first day or two you can stay home from work or, if you're lucky, work from home.

Maybe you can rely on a friend or a member of your family to take care of your child when school is cancelled. But by now — day five — your options are running low.


Jennifer Sabatini Fraone, associate director of Boston College's Center for Work and Families, which tweets @BCCWF.

Chris Byner, interim executive director of the Boston Centers for Youth and Families, which tweets @BCYFcenters.


The Boston Globe: Being A Parent On A Snow Day

  • "There’s something about snow days I never fathomed as a kid. For parents, it’s not exactly a snow day."

The Boston Globe: Working Parents Fret Over 3rd No-School Day In Boston

  • "The closing of the Boston public schools for the third straight day on Thursday has left some working parents scrambling for child care as they weighed the inconvenience of another school day missed against the dangers of frigid waits for buses and uncleared sidewalks and playgrounds."

This segment aired on February 3, 2015.


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