There's no replacement for kids getting together in person. But anything that gets kids actively thinking about their friends can help them feel less lonely.
For families whose kids are socially isolating, this has been one long summer . . . and it looks like the autumn could be more of the same. The loneliness many kids are feeling is top of mind for parentsin the forefront of parents' minds as we face the potential of remote schooling and many more months of separation from friends and family.