A Lost or More Resilient Generation? 6 Ways COVID-19 Changed Childhood in Singapore
The Straits Times
Republished with Permission
3 October 2020
Kids need a safe space at home to share their challenges without judgement, says Ms Skye Tan, a family life specialist with Focus on the Family.
Despite the calamity it sowed, the pandemic bestowed the gift of time, which is a "very powerful investment in building strong relationships", says Ms Tan of Focus on the Family.
The charity's recent survey of 1,052 children aged 10 to 15 bears this out, with over seven in 10 kids saying they were close to their parents.
As parents had to play an active role in HBL, they also grew to understand their children's strengths and learning needs, which will strengthen family ties as well, Ms Tan adds