“Some kids are more adaptable than others,” Dr. Rachel Busman said. She said this is a moment for parents to be really thoughtful about their children’s temperaments, as well as their specific academic needs and how those might be harmed by a mid-year shift from in-person learning back to an all-remote model.

“Some kids have unique learning challenges that really make it so that changes in structure — or changes in instruction — have big consequences,” Busman said.