I hate the phrase "new normal," but I'm going to use it here. The "new normal" has parents working from home and kids going nuts from not seeing friends and not being in school, so what do you do? If you don't feel comfortable hiring a babysitter to come over to your house, maybe you should hire a virtual babysitter.
What does that mean?
Well, mom and dad are working or need a little bit of time away from kids, so they hire "babysitters" to hang out with kids via Skype, Zoom, Facetime or whatever! These babysitters basically entertain kids through the digital world...whether that's with a game of iSpy or maybe showing them how to do a craft with step by step instructions.
Some might think, "Well, what's the point of that? I still have to watch my kid." Well, you do to an extent, but at least they're not constantly coming to you saying that they're bored or need something to do.
If you give it a shot, let us know how it goes!!