Without school, children exhibited increased independence and responsibility.By By Peter Gray, Ph.D., a research professor at Boston College, author of Free to Learn When COVID-19 resulted in closures of schools and after-school activities for children, beginning generally in early March of this year, there were some dire predictions about the effects this […]

Steven Fons. Credit: Calle Schonning Ph.D. student Steven Fons’ Arctic research adventure, complicated by COVID-19. For Steven Fons, returning home to D.C. in June was like coming back from another planet. “It was totally surreal. The grass and the trees were greener than I remembered,” recalled Fons, an atmospheric and oceanic […]

Shutterstock Most Australian children are stuck at home due to the outbreak of COVID-19. They need to find ways to socialise, do their school work, exercise and entertain themselves. It’s not surprising parents may be hearing “I’m bored” a lot more than before. People hate being bored. So much so […]