We need the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, courage to change the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Shielding children from danger is a fundamental instinct. Tolerating risk for them is hard—but necessary—emotional work.
The pandemic has stripped our emotional reserves even further, laying bare our unique physical, social, and emotional vulnerabilities.
For most young people, the social and emotional benefits of taking masks off outdoors greatly outweigh the personal and public-health advantages of keeping them on.