Increased family time can mean increased challenges

Mackenzie Hopkins – Mustangs Ahead 

features icon(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- For many Mustangs, staying inside to prevent the spread of COVID-19 isn’t an ideal situation. It can be especially tough for students whose family has moved in as a result of the virus or siblings that have come back from college for the rest of the semester.  

Junior Camila Kassner said, “Being stuck inside with my family has its downsides. We’ve been around each other for so long now that it has caused more arguing between us, mostly my sister and I.”  

Junior Ally Ellis said, “My family has enjoyed spending more time together, but sometimes we have to separate because we need our alone time, too.” 

On the other hand, spending quality time with family is important, and with the stay at home orders, it’s become much easier for families to do so. 

Ellis also said, “It’s nice to have my brother back home from college because we don’t get to see each other often. 

Kassner agreed, “I love being at home with my family because we usually get caught up with our busy schedules and don’t get to spend as much time with each other as we used to.” 

It’s important for LRHS families to stay strong during this difficult time but staying around the family for extended periods of time sure has its ups and downs. 

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