Why Boys Might Be Weathering the Pandemic Better Than Girls

Julie Jargon:

During the first month of the coronavirus shutdown, 9-year-old Drew Schnurman read books, played board games and watched YouTube. But he got bored a lot.

“He was really needy, asking me to play with him all the time and looking for a lot of attention,” said his mother, Dana Schnurman, a public-relations freelancer who was trying to keep him occupied while working from her Deerfield, Ill., home.