More Than 40% of Parents Say Their Kids Have Fallen Behind in School During Pandemic

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on StudyFinds.

A new study finds the majority of American parents are worrying about their child’s mental health more than ever.

A OnePoll survey asked 2,000 American parents how their kids are coping with the pandemic overall while attending school remotely. Nearly 1,800 of the respondents say their children are currently participating in some form of remote learning.

An overwhelming 93 percent shared they have concerns about their child’s mental health as the pandemic wears on. Seven in 10 of these respondents say they’re more concerned than ever before. Overall, four in 10 parents polled say their child is no longer showing interest in classes they usually enjoy. Another 27 percent add their child no longer has an interest in their favorite hobbies as well.

Commissioned by Lightspeed Systems, 42 percent of parents report their child is struggling to turn in assignments on time. The survey also finds parents are expressing concern about the lack of social interaction youngsters have with their peers (35%).

For the 93 percent of parents concerned about their child’s mental health, 66 percent want to discuss it with their kids but don’t know how to approach the issue. Additionally, 56 percent of these respondents also believe their child is showing signs of depression.

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[reposted by] Jim Liebelt

Jim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for HomeWord. Jim has over 35 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, having served over the years as a pastor, author, consultant, mentor, trainer, college instructor, and speaker. Jim’s HomeWord culture blog also appears on Crosswalk.com and Religiontoday.com. Jim and his wife Jenny live in Quincy, MA.

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