Teddy W on 28 January 2021
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Q. How has your daily parenting been affected by lockdown, and how are you coping with any changes?
Parenting and lock down this time has become really stressful. It's, its wearing thin at this stage. Home-schooling is extremely stressful not just on me, but on my child. There's lots of tears, lots of tantrums, from both of us. Lots of sleepless nights and now we're facing another extension to that home school to at least mid-March. It's a parent's worst nightmare and I worry for the future for our children. They're missing social interaction. They're missing that social development. They only real model they have right now is the parents. The teachers are not there now as role models anymore. They're not seeing other adults as role models. It's a lot of pressure on parents. When the children go back to school, it's just going to create havoc and children have been at home with their parents from Christmas. The anxiety I can see it increasing tenfold in children. It's concerning and I just don't see our government having any forward-thinking was regards to children and parents and home-schooling. I just worry. And now they're talking about the potential of holding them back for year, which I agree with because they've lost 50% of two years education. Yes everybody is at the same level maybe. But they've missed a lot we can't expect our children to go and transition into secondary schools and new schools and be expected to perform when they've missed so much education and that's a big worry.
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