Other women don’t tell you the hardest part of social distancing will be your child’s insatiable longing for touch.

After ten days without school or friends or strangers, without almost any in-person contact with anyone outside of our house—save for his screaming, “Hi, what’s your name” at people walking their dogs or “Uncle Kareem, please come talk to me!” at our neighbor or “What are you doing here? Did you bring me a present” [...]