Returning to school
As we in the northeast are a couple of weeks away from our children returning to school please don't forget the signs of stress and depression in them.
The last 19 months have been very stressful for them. Change is never easy. Some have gotten lost in the shuffle of the pandemic. Kids are lonely, bored and haven't been able to get their energies out like they are used to. Some have been online hours a day with no social interaction except with those that they live with. Unfortunately, a tablet or phone is an easy babysitter.
Some haven't seen their friends in a long time and things change. Most will return wearing masks again increasing stress.
See the attached article on things to look for.