Melinda Wenner Moyer writes: A couple of weeks ago, I noticed a worrying shift in my 9-year-old. His characteristic silliness â€” his goofy giggles and incessant bad jokes â€” had disappeared. He stopped wanting to go outside and said he was too tired to play. He crawled under his bed covers and lay quietly in his room, while the next room over, my heart was breaking.
Itâ€™s no surprise that children are feeling sad right now â€” theyâ€™re missing their friends, their teachers, their play practices, their birthday parties.