It is time to focus on number 2, and this is by far one of the most important points..

If you are home working, accept that you can’t do your job as you would normally. Your employer should also accept this. Simply carrying on working while your children ‘home school’ is not going to work for anyone. With the restrictions of lockdown, many children and young people will massively benefit from having more time with their families.

Some parents may have more time to read with them. Some young people in foster care may value clearer boundaries. Of course, where there is already a high level of conflict in a family, tensions may also increase.

Keep your eye out for the next 6 ways to cope with lockdown loss and supporting your children through it ..