Every child is the 1 in 5 now
Amanda Morin’s article on Understood’s
Medium page helped me make sense of how the pandemic is affecting nearly everyone’s executive functioning skills. It also helped me act with greater empathy for my students, their families, and myself.
The article reminds us to be gentler with ourselves if we forget something, make a mistake, or cannot do something. It emphasizes that our humanity, vulnerability, and mental health should always be at the center.