ANN ARBOR, Mich. — This back-to-school season is unlike any other as many families make decisions about sending their children back to school in person or trying to navigate how to support their child’s remote learning from home.
With many families anxious about starting the school year during a pandemic, a panel of experts from Michigan Medicine C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital will help answer parents’ top questions during a live Q & A.
The live discussion will be held on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 12 p.m. EST on both the @MottChildren and @MichiganMedicine Facebook pages as well as the @UMichMedicine and @MottChildren Twitter accounts and Michigan Medicine YouTube channel.
The video of the chat will also be available on these platforms for those who would like to view it afterwards.
Experts will address such topics as socialization concerns, supporting emotional and mental health during remote learning, advice for families of children with special learning needs, screen time and safety surrounding learning "pods" with neighbors and classmates.
Attendees may ask questions live at the time of the event or add them to the event discussion area on Facebook to be considered.
The discussion will be moderated by developmental behavioral pediatrician Jenny Radesky, M.D. Other panelists include pediatric psychologist Melissa Cousino Hood, Ph.D., pediatric psychiatrist Sheila Marcus, M.D. and pediatric infectious disease specialist Alison Tribble, M.D.