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To protect students and communities across the U.S. from COVID-19, many districts have switched to digital learning or a hybrid of in-classroom and virtual schooling. ZEPHYR/Getty Images

Stressful times are an opportunity to teach children resilience

Children struggle amidst adversity, but these tumultuous and highly emotional times make it a critical time to teach 'resilience' – giving kids coping skills.
Household economic stress of the type brought on by COVID-19 is likely resulting in more stressed-out, anxious and hyperactive children, according to past data. (Piqsels)

COVID-19’s economic impact could be stressing out our kids

The effects of economic stress on children are big. Parents' anxiety about their financial situation is equivalent to the effect of a divorce, and is likely at play amid COVID-19.
A family go for a hand-in-hand walk along a street of the old city, in Pamplona, northern Spain, April 27, 2020, as some social distancing rules are relaxing after weeks of quarantine. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

How to build children’s resilience, and your own, amid coronavirus unknowns

We've got this: parents can build kids' resiliency in by focussing on what's going well, maintaining some predictability and order, modelling belief in their own abilities and caring for themselves.
Lack of access to quality reading instruction and early diagnoses and intervention of reading disorders can have significant, long-lasting effects. (Shutterstock)

Reading struggles? Don’t wait to advocate for your child

Early intervention with reading challenges has very high success rates for supporting reading development, but it is much more difficult to improve reading skills in older students.

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