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Nadine Kamal

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Prior to the pandemic, the best place to positively impact young people outside the home was school. After all, that is where children typically spent most of their time. With the return of more face-to-face learning this fall, it is expected that many children, once again, will be spending more time with their teachers and classroom assistants than with their own parents in the comfort — and sometimes discomfort — of home. Let’s face it:...

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Many of us have experienced grief in the last year, losing parents, grandparents, children or other relatives or dear friends. Not all the lives that were lost were a direct outcome of the pandemic. Many deaths were a consequence of the pandemic – limitations caused by stringent hospital procedures, for example.  What is truly concerning however, is that our social media feeds have turned into obituary columns, where we seem to appease our lack of human...

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As a teacher and scientist, I have often reminded my students to let the facts speak for  themselves. When it comes to the psychological effects of online distance learning on our children, the data,is sobering.  But no parent needs data to know that six months of being forced to learn from screens has done serious damage to our children.  Lest you label me a ‘Covid-denier’, let me assure you know that I am all for...