Maintaining kids’ mental health during the coronavirus pandemic

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Maintaining kids’ mental health during the coronavirus pandemic

by Michael Grose
While there are concerns about the negative impact of physical isolation is having on children’s learning, we should also be concerned about their mental health. Teachers and health professionals report that the strain of physical isolation is starting to show …
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Maintaining kids’ mental health during the coronavirus pandemic
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