Sometimes there are tears, other times tantrums, while often it’s a combination of the two. For many parents it’s been bewildering to see their usually sweet- tempered child having a meltdown, especially when it seems to have come from nowhere, as the weeks of lockdown go on.
But it’s not surprising, experts say. If lockdown is hard for adults, imagine how difficult it’s been for kids, who areunable to manage or often even verbalise complex emotions. They can’t see their friends, can’t visit their grandparents, can’t understand why their parents are working while at home – their whole world has been turned upside down and it’s leading to serious breakdowns.
So what can you do to help your child cope with this scary reality? We spoke to experts to help you tackle this tricky time.