‘Flexible’ lockdown takes toll on families as rows and anxiety soar

Posted by on May 17, 2020 2:37 am
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Experts offer advice to stressed parents and children at loggerheads over what we can and can’t do

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Ever since the announcement that lockdown was being eased in England Julia Stanton* has been keeping secrets from her husband. “I’ve been desperate for the restrictions to be lifted. They haven’t gone far enough as far as I’m concerned. But he wants to carry on being really, really strict.”

Her husband, she says, wants the whole family to stick to the old rules and stay at home while other people follow the new guidelines so he can see what happens to them. “He’s never been one to push the rules – and until we get absolute clarity and the numbers of deaths start dropping, I don’t think he’s going to risk anything,” she says.

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