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How is lockdown shaping your child's future?

With school closures, social distancing and confinement to home, life has utterly changed for families. Child psychologist David Coleman looks at the impact of the pandemic on kids

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Tough time: Kids’ worlds have been turned upside down

Tough time: Kids’ worlds have been turned upside down

Tough time: Kids’ worlds have been turned upside down

We've locked ourselves and our children down. We've retreated to our homes, isolating our households from those of our friends' and families'. In doing so we have successfully slowed the spread of Covid-19.

The lockdown has been an effective public health measure for the virus. But what about the lockdown's broader impact on children and teenagers? How is the lockdown shaping our children's long-term psychological wellbeing?