Parents check a new back-to-school list: mental health and academic help, COVID vigilance

“We’re now entering our third year of dealing with this,” said Jessica Borelli, [associate] professor of psychological science at UC Irvine. “We need to really be thinking about the long-term impact this kind of stress has on our children’s mental health.” … Children across socioeconomic lines will be disparately impacted in the coming months and years, depending on how well they fared during the pandemic, Borelli said. Those with preexisting learning disabilities will have it worse.