How to Help Your Adolescent Think About the Last Year

Hint: It’s not a “lost year.” Also, the screen time with friends? It’s good for their mental health.

Eyan Gallegos, 11, a seventh grader in Washington, D.C., doing his homework. He hasn’t met a single one of his classmates at the middle school he began attending during the pandemic.
Credits: Gabriella Demczuk for The New York Times

By Judith Warner, The New York Times

2020 was a hard year to get through. With remote learning, unemployment, losses of loved ones, and many other stressors, families have been struggling to juggle all of their responsibilities in the midst of a pandemic.

In this article, Judith Warner discusses how parents can help support their adolescent children as the country recovers.   

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