The "New Normal" is trending, as the cool kids say. It’s got to be the 3rd most said phrase behind the "Stay Home" and "Stay Safe" phrases. And I am in favor of the new normal. Here’s why. According to the CDC, currently of the children living in the United States:
9.4% have ADHD
1 in 54 have Autism (far higher in boys)
210,000 have Diabetes
The rate of Type 2 Diabetes increased by 21%
1 in 3 are Overweight
7.1% have been diagnosed Anxiety
Also as the kids say, WTH?
That’s our current normal.
That was the 'old' new normal before Covid, and do you think being locked at home without physical activity, sports, socializing, etc. has helped them eat healthier, get physically fit, and calm their ADHD and anxiety?
What we all know is that the last 2-3 months will have absolutely accelerated the chronic illness in kids "curve" even more, which is alarming and sad. Not sure what could be more news worthy either, but it barely...