How to keep the peace with a ‘quaranteenager’
Here is some advice for parents on how to handle flare-ups during lockdown
Coronavirus has been hard on adults, but in many ways it’s had an even greater impact on teenagers.
Though young people seem to have been spared the worst of the disease, it has changed their lives dramatically. The teenage years are when young people most yearn for independence, want to spend time with their friends and look ahead to forging their futures. But lockdown has them cooped up indoors, unable to see their peers and missing out on huge rites of passage.
Last week, Oxford University launched a study into the pandemic’s impact on children, and teenagers in particular, to help further shape the public health response. For now, it’s families in lockdown that are bearing the brunt of those pent-up fears and frustrations. So what’s the best way to parent a teenager in these challenging times?..