Stress and Short Tempers: Schools Struggle with Behavior as Students Return

Offers insights about the significant uptick in disruptive behaviors reported by K-12 schools. For students dealing with grief, mental health issues, and/or layered effects of poverty and racism, “This is a prolonged adjustment period,” said Dr. Tali Raviv of the Center for Childhood Resilience at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. As children return to school they encounter more interaction, have less downtime to recharge, and find less flexibility than during recent, extended school shutdowns and quarantine periods. The article also explores some promising approaches.  

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