Parents Report Declines in Academic, Social-Emotional Skills of Young Children

The Hechinger Report  | Jackie Mader 

“Jumping to closing these gaps without close attention to the social and emotional needs of children will likely only exacerbate any disruption-related behavioral challenges.”

The pandemic’s academic and emotional toll may have left a greater impact on the youngest children in the nation. Parents are noticing a negative shift in their child’s social-emotional development and has affected their ability to learn, build relationships and manage emotions. Experts are suggesting parents talk to their children about their well-being and supporting them through the experiences they endured over the past year to help build academic skills.

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