The Full Toll of COVID-19 on Children's Mental Health Won't be Known for Years
"Any time the doorbell rings, he runs inside and hides," a parent recently shared with me when talking about how difficult the coronavirus pandemic has been for her 5-year-old child.
"I think I have pleuritis," a 10-year-old told me last month. "It hurts when I breathe in deep."
"Really? What else have you read?" I asked.
"Well, if it's not pleuritis, it could be anxiety. If it's not pleuritis or anxiety, this could be bad," he declared. He'd spent hours Googling his own symptoms, his mom later told me. He also spent hours every day ...