and while there may be delight (and relief) at the thought of schools reopening, what issues are children facing following a unique period of intense togetherness?
The article below offers some useful advice on supporting youngsters who may be experiencing separation anxiety. (Although written for children starting school for the first time, or for those returning after the long summer holiday, the same advice applies).
For our parents too, there might be some anxiety creeping in about a return to life after lockdown. The article below provides a few tips on how to cope with the anxiety. ‘None of us really know exactly what the future looks like. It's therefore understandable that many people will be worried about life after lockdown, whether that's concerns about returning to work, children going back to school, job security, finances, or generally adjusting to former routines.’
The key message is this – it may take time to adjust back to ‘normality’ and it’s OK to take your time.