The Pandemic’s Terrible Toll on Kids – The Wall Street Journal

When Victoria Vials Miami middle school shut down last spring and her classes went on the internet, it felt like the beginning of an adventure. “I was in my pajamas, being in my comfy chair,” the 13-year-old remembered. “I was texting my friends during class.”
An A and B trainee prior to the pandemic, she was failing three classes. She insisted her daughter produce to-do lists and moved the ladys workspace into the visitor bedroom to pull up her grades.
Over the summer, Victorias tennis and theater camps were canceled. Her family held off a planned trip to Argentina to visit her extended household.
She formed a pandemic pod with 5 close friends, but the women bickered. Subcliques formed, and Victoria and her finest friend found themselves left out. The pod fell apart.
The return of in-person schooling last fall brought some relief, however with a few of her schoolmates still in your home, teachers had to shift their attention between in-person kids and those online, leaving trainees feeling chaotic and behind.