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Parents, Experts Worry About Loss of Social Skills During Pandemic

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Kimberly Paynter
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WHYY
Adrienne Hamilton and her son, Bowie, at their home in Philadelphia.

School is like a social laboratory. Kindergartners learn how to follow rules. Middle schoolers navigate hierarchies. High schoolers test boundaries. So much of that casual social interaction went away during virtual school.

Now, experts and parent’s wonder…what’s next? WHYY Keystone Crossroads’ reporter Avi Wolfman-Arent has more.

(Original air-date: 4/29/21)