I'm Worried About Our Kids This Summer. And Us Too.
Like every summer, as the school year draws to a close, our children's eyes are glazed over with the aspirations of freedom, video games and sunshine. They dream of lazy mornings, late wake-ups, swimming pools and the smell of popcorn and BBQs.
But this summer is not like any other. This is not the conclusion of a long, hard academic year. It is the end of a longer, harder, two years of unprecedented stress, anxiety, depression, loneliness, loss and frustration.
Reactions and emotions will vary from age to age, and from child to child, but we should be well aware: This summer is unlike any we have encountered before.