Mamas, we know the pandemic has been hard on all of us. But there’s no denying it has had a distinct effect on tweens and teenagers. Can you even imagine how your teenage self would’ve felt had you been stuck at home for most of a year? And all your favorite extra curricular stuff was either cancelled or severely limited? No more hanging out over a pizza with your friends?
It’s hard enough to even BE a tween or teen, not to mention being one during one of the most stressful periods in the past 100 years.
That’s why this insightful article from The Washington Post really got our attention. It focuses on teenage loneliness induced by living through a pandemic. We hope it gives you a peek inside the mind of your own teenager and helps spark some important conversations with the tweens and teens you love.