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Coronavirus: Ontario parents, children dealing with stress of virtual learning

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COVID-19, children are spending hours each day in front of tablets and computers, engaged in virtual learning.“It was an immediate impact on them when we told them they would not be going back to class,” said father of three, Claude Flint of Pickering, Ont.Two of Flint’s children have special needs, but virtual learning has been challenging on an emotional level for all three of them, he said.“One of the kids is Autistic, he has Autism Spectrum Disorder, he has oppositional defiance disorder, and another has ADHD as well as anxiety disorder, so those are amplified immensely when they’re taken out of their social structure and put in front of a screen for hours and hours on end,” he explained.

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