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The Impact of Covid on a child; taking notice

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It can’t be ignored. Teddy bears are more needed now than ever before. Yesterday, as I sat outside of the tent set up juxtaposed to the Demarest Farms abandoned fields for Rosh Hashanah, I noticed how many children had come to hear the shofar blasts being sounded. There were close to 20 children running about, hugging teddy bears or other toys as they tried to figure out their new comfort zone, playing nearby the fields. Some children looked lost. Some children clung to their mothers and grandmothers. Some clung to their older sisters. Some clung to their teddy bears. It was that feeling of needing to cling, to find solace that struck me.

Didn’t we all feel lost? Abandoned? Forgotten? Confused? Anxious? What end was up? Boy, did I need a hug of reassurance. Where was my teddy bear? But stop, I am too old for a teddy bear, aren’t I? Only children play with teddy bears, or so I have observed over the normal years. So what are the newest rules for this new normal of Covid? I haven’t felt safe with the emerging permissiveness in society of the far left and far right. Surely, a........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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