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Amy Schalet, PEP Steering Committee Member, was recently quoted in an article on parents letting their children's boyfriends and girlfriends join family quarantine bubbles

Amy Schalet, PEP Steering Committee Member, was recently quoted in an article on parents letting their children's boyfriends and girlfriends join family quarantine bubbles. The pandemic might end up prompting American parents to loosen the rules when it comes to their older children's relationships, said Amy Schalet, sociology, and author of "Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens and the Culture of Sex."  "The pandemic is driving home to everyone how important intimacy is," Schalet said. "My sense is that this is a moment of conversation in America around a culture that emphasizes this focus on individual pursuits and yet everyone is feeling the intensity of isolation,” she continued. Read more at AZfamily.com and CNN.

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