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Covid anxiety is bad enough without burglars on prow...

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Oh it’s been a week. Things are starting to get quite difficult now with lockdown life. I’m finding that keeping everybody calm and at ease has been the biggest challenge lately. We’re all on edge! I’ve tried to dig deep and be patient but I don’t seem to be doing very well at it.

As if things werent difficult enough, my eight-year-old has recently developed some serious anxiety. He’s been a tad more anxious than your average kid but it’s escalated massively and come out of nowhere. He panics a lot and wants to know where I am all of the time. It’s draining for us all, especially him.

I’ve spoken to a few professionals about anxiety in children over the years and I understand that kids are carbon copies of their parents, and I’m the first to admit that I’m highly strung. However, this new panic really has sprouted from nowhere. Could it be the lockdown? Are other kids having the same issues?

I often think about what is “normal” behaviour for kids in these times. We’ve asked him to explain how he is feeling and if he is scared of the coronavirus situation because that’s what we thought had caused it. However, we........

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