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Collected Item: “Quarantine Day 7 - 22 March 2020”

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Quarantine Day 7 - 22 March 2020

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Link to my personal instagram page

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It was only the seventh day of quarantine. While my two younger children, (then aged 6 and 3) were still enjoying the "newness" of learning from home, my oldest child (pictured here at age 10) was done learning from a distance. In these three photos, I captured my son physically crawling across the floor to the dog's bed in order to cry. He would eventually cry himself to sleep simply over having to learn virtually. He had had essentially no warning that his life would forever be changed when he left school on March 13, 2020. He went from school five days a week, hockey practice five days a week, and a constant stream of friends to play with to being shut in his house with his parents and two sisters. From Day 7 (documented in the picture), he did not cope well with the change. This is the first documentation I have of what would be later diagnosed as his depression.

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#ASU, #ASU485, #children, #mental, #health, #depression, #instagram, #distance, #learning, #virtual, #quarantine, #son

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https://www.instagram.com/p/B-C3nrtpj6RMZvpTeexCzy_PgaKQrvQ1-9yzvc0/

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I took these photos myself

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2020-03-22
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