One does not have to think too hard to imagine the psychological impact of pre-existing familial trauma exacerbated by a situation where fraught relationships have no room to breathe.
Many of our partner churches are asking us how they can reach families in lockdown when the need is overwhelming. And what if families don’t engage? We don’t have all the answers (this is tough for everyone) but we do have some ideas that we have seen working in communities...
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As lockdown gradually eases our children are having to adjust again, with some going back to school, whilst many are looking at the possibility of not returning until September. Transitions are often hard, especially for children, and anger is one way this might be showing up.
Yes – there is rivalry, irritation and even dislike, which will ebb and flow as the seasons change, but every parent dreams that the familiarity of home and memory (a version that no one else on the entire planet shares) will trump it all.