An aerial view shows people gathered inside painted circles.

Family Life 2020—in photos

Kids and families get creative practicing social distancing at Dolores Park in San Francisco on May 22.


Photograph by JOSH EDELSON / AFP via Getty Images

For parents, 2020 can't be over soon enough. Juggling remote learning and work-from-home, helping children deal with unfair pandemic protocols, and explaining racial protests and contentious elections has made family life this year something many would like to forget.

But as parents stepped up to manage crisis after crisis, one thing became clear: They were teaching their children crucial life skills that will stay with them throughout their lives.

For instance, parents helped kids find their resiliency throughout 2020 as they adjusted to at-home learning, overcame disappointing cancellations, and embraced the knowledge that even though their lives were being disrupted, their new way of living was helping to bring an end to the pandemic.

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