A shout-out to kids and teens across Canada!
I would like to dedicate today’s Sunday Edition to a special group who have shown great strength and courage during a very challenging period – the kids and teens across Canada, and to the adults who support them.
I know that things have not been easy for kids and teens during the pandemic. Limited ‘in real-life’ visits with friends and family members outside of the home, and adjusting to virtual school or to very different classroom settings altogether are challenging things to deal with, even more so when it is over a long period of time. Life during the pandemic has been tough for many families as a whole, as well. Parents, caregivers, and other family members are experiencing their own challenges, too, and kids can often sense this.
But throughout it all, I have been amazed by the resilience that kids and teens have shown and their willingness to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. They are finding new ways to connect with friends, and I see a lot of cool masks being worn and kids and teens safely keeping their distance when outside.