How has your daily parenting been affected by lockdown, and how are you coping with any changes?: "Trying to parent 5 children of which 4 have additional needs all different and all having their own challenges is hard, add to this lockdown, changes in routine, sometimes no routine and then add on winter it’s impossible.

This lock down 3 has triggered more parent anxiety than ever before , the turmoil in my head of do I send my children to school ( 3 have EHCP’s and one a my support plan) one night only getting two hours sleep after having a battle with myself on what to do for the best educationally , socially wise for the children.

Seeing more and more people contract COVID and the newspaper reporting that our estate has one of the highest rates add to this the news someone nearby passed away I find the whole situation more frightening than ever before .....my children sense my anxieties and thrive from them creating behaviour that’s negative and realising that the on an off routine of the last 10 months is impacting mentally on us all."

Teddie G
Jan 16, 2021

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