It's a phenomenon that was born out of the pandemic, but can't be completely attributed to it. It's difficult to quantify and hard to get to the bottom of, but if you ask teachers, counsellors, parents or anyone who works or lives with school-age children, they'll tell you what they're seeing.
Discipline problems, socialization struggles, attention trouble and lots and lots of anxiety. It's causing disruptions and delays in classrooms and severely straining a system that was struggling even without the added load. What's happening with school-aged kids, and what do they need to get back on track?
GUESTS: Sonia Aslam and Mike Lloyd, reporters at CityNews Vancouver
Read part one of Sonia and Mike's five-part series on BC schools here