Being confined to home for an extended period of time can cause stress and conflict.
Tips for looking after your children during isolation include:
- Exercise regularly. For example; dancing, floor exercises, yoga, walking around the backyard, skipping or using home exercise equipment. Exercise is a proven treatment for stress and depression.
- Encourage your children to keep in touch with family members and friends through telephone, email or social media (where appropriate).
- Talking to your whole family about what is happening. Understanding the situation will reduce their anxiety.
- Help your children to think about how they have coped with difficult situations in the past and reassure them that they will cope with this situation too. Remind them that the isolation won't last for long.