‘Parent-child relationship fostered during lockdown’ | Thiruvananthapuram News

By: Sandeep Thomas
THRISSUR: The lockdown period has enabled a stress-free parentchild relationship, claimed the Kerala Counsellors Forum (KCF) Thrissur chapter based on a survey.
The telephonic survey participated by130 families in the Thrissur district was conducted during the lockdown in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The survey found that parents are getting to spend more time with their children and it provides positive parenting.
“The main highlight of this lockdown is that families are locked together in homes, which has triggered positive parenting styles by parents unconsciously because of the reduced stress due to a break in the normal routine and they are getting to spend more time with their children. This has brought the parents and children closer and children are enjoying these moments,” said the survey report.
“Families in which positive parenting style is followed, children are happier and confident. The parents feel more fulfilled and less stressful to manage their children. They have begun to realize that a strong parent-child relationship can help make better choices in life and improve the overall behaviour of their children,” said the report.
Mary Jophy, a clinical psychologist and president of KCF Thrissur chapter said: “We did the survey to know the parent-children relationship during the lockdown period. The survey found that during the lockdown, the parents and kids followed a stress-free life. Parents got more time to spend with their kids and it provides a positive atmosphere and character to the children.”

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