Parents' anxiety over back-to-school plans could hit students hard, says psychologist
2020-07-26 from cbc.ca
Laura Mazzino is eager for her seven-year-old son to get back into the classroom, despite having concerns about how the ongoing coronavirus pandemic could affect students.
Mazzino's son, Connor, attends a bilingual Spanish-English school in Calgary, but was pulled out of class a week before the pandemic forced students and parents in Canada to adopt virtual learning. His mother was paying close attention to the situation overseas.
"I would love for the virus to disappear tomorrow and he goes to school. I can't wait for him to go back to school," the Calgary mother told Cross Country Checkup.
"The reason we don't want to home-school our child, even though we could, is because we really value the benefit that the school provides to him for his social and cultural growth."
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