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This can’t be our new normal

When people ask me how my family is coping, I say we are fine. We’re in a house with plenty of food and reliable internet access. If my sons (a high schooler and a college student) need help with at-home learning, they meet with their teachers during Zoom office hours. Like everyone, we’re doing our best to get by. However, I also know the lessons are less engaging, less personalized and my kids can’t socialize the way they do at school. As a mother, I think to myself, this cannot become the “new normal.”

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By Michelle Smith, PhD Raise Your Hand Texas