Parents are weighing the coronavirus-related risks of sending their kids to school against the education and social losses of keeping them home.
Kids are generally less susceptible to severe illness than adults, but it’s still possible for them to be infected.
Keeping your child home could negatively impact their mental health and delay their social and educational development.
The prevalence of the virus in your community and your school’s plans for controlling the virus also matter.
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This was supposed to be Vanessa Wingerath’s “golden year.” For the first time, her three young children would all be in school, and the Tucson-based doula would have more time to focus on herself and career.
Then the coronavirus pandemic hit, and sending kids to school was no longer a given.
Sending only one or two kids to school could topple the family dynamic. Keeping