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The kids are alright (and so is mum): Why family life is easier in lockdown

Studies are suggesting that far from being stressed out by the Covid-19 crisis, both parents and children are enjoying reduced anxiety levels

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Slower pace: Writer Kate Gunn with two of her three children, sons Baxter (11) and Marley (13), and their dog Bonnie at their home in Greystones, Co Wicklow. Photo: Frank McGrath

Slower pace: Writer Kate Gunn with two of her three children, sons Baxter (11) and Marley (13), and their dog Bonnie at their home in Greystones, Co Wicklow. Photo: Frank McGrath

Slower pace: Writer Kate Gunn with two of her three children, sons Baxter (11) and Marley (13), and their dog Bonnie at their home in Greystones, Co Wicklow. Photo: Frank McGrath

I have a guilty secret. Chances are you might too.

When people ask me how I'm doing, I say the same thing as everyone else. "Oh good days and bad days, you know yourself...".

Only, that's not strictly true. I'm actually enjoying lockdown more than I've let on, more than I feel I ought to. With so much suffering going on in the world, it seemed shameful to admit that I'm liking this lockdown life.