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Covid and Kids, What are the Long-Term Effects?

October 19, 2020

I’ve wondered the same thing. It’s hard enough on adults, but some kids are growing up not knowing any other way of behaving except to be paranoid and isolated. I still pray for everyone. I trust the Lord will get us through this. ~Connie


I worry about the short and long term effects of this covid pandemic on our children. Social distancing does not come naturally to them. It is difficult enough for us adults, but we (most of us) can see and understand the reason behind the rules. We also do our best to explain these rules to our kids and grandkids.

When we were not allowed to hug or touch each other I would tell my grandchildren that “grandma is sick and doesn’t want to make you sick.” This little white lie worked, but I could see the confusion on their sweet little faces.

The primary (pun intended) lesson learned in sending our kids to school at four years old is supposed to be the development and practice of social skills. You know, stuff like sharing, trading, empathy, taking turns and more. How can they do this if social distancing is their…

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