Kimberly Escobar and Megan Sayles

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Older children in Baltimore asked to take on child care, housework in pandemic

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Katherine Banegas-Bonilla, a high school student at Baltimore City College, has much more to do at home since classes went virtual. Photo by Megan Sayles for Capital News Service.

Capital News Service – A year ago, Katherine Banegas-Bonilla, 17, had to worry only about managing her classes at Baltimore City College, one of Baltimore’s top high schools. Now, the pandemic has forced her to be a short-order cook, housekeeper, laundry supervisor, tutor, translator, tech consultant, babysitter — actually, a third parent.

Most days, she’s fine with the work. It’s just how her life is these days.

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