The pandemic has been a weird, confusing, and worrisome time for adults. When you pile that onto an already stressed-out teen, it can be unbearable. Some kids have been able to take the weirdness in stride. But for those who were just getting by—emotionally, academically, psychologically—the pandemic has been devastating. They weren’t prepared for this. And neither was the safety net. Benedict Carey in the NYT: For Some Teens, It’s Been a Year of Anxiety and Trips to the E.R. “‘What parents and children are consistently reporting is an increase in all symptoms — a child who was a little anxious before the pandemic became very anxious over this past year.”