This week’s theme is Parenting During Lockdown. Many of us are at home with babies, toddlers, children and/or teenagers. We might have to balance work commitments and caring responsibilities and/or supporting our children’s education. Some of us may be shielding or vulnerable. Some of us are key workers who are facing the need to go to work and leave children at home with partners or childcare hubs.
Whatever our circumstances, this period may be tough on our mental health and our relationships. Whilst there may be challenges with parenting in lockdown around routines, missing social contact, staying in and behaviour. There are also exciting opportunities to get to know our children better, to learn new things together and to be together as a family.