For some families the coronavirus lockdown is already a reality – others still have time to prepare. Here you will find valuable advice:
The Family Lockdown GuideThe Guardian
Whether told to self-isolate, shelter in place, or stay within a hundred meters of home, this is an unfamiliar and uncomfortable situation for most. Smaller groups of people have been in similar circumstances over the past 20 years, and people can learn from the studies of how they fared while they were in quarantine and after they emerged. These studies are invaluable if people want to know what their next few months will likely look like.
The Psychological Impact of Quarantine and How to Reduce ItThe Lancet
So, the coming weeks in extensive isolation will inevitably lead to conflict. To deal with it, Mediator Louisa Weinstein suggests to move beyond your feelings of anxiety. Don’t let a conflict escalate; instead, try to diagnose the reasons behind it so you can help resolve it.
The 7 Principles of Conflict ResolutionFT Publishing
Many parents are now particularly wondering how to make good use of the extra time with their children (who also have to find their place in this new situation). These days, it might be particularly important for the kids to understand why such extraordinary measures have been taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. And is there a better place for teaching politics than the dinner table?