The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has not hit everyone equally. Those who live in Melbourne, who have underlying health conditions or are close to elderly family or family overseas and those who have lost their jobs will be living in a very different reality from those on the other side. There are many families who have retained work and have the freedom of movement others are denied.
So what does all of this mean for our children? Is there any sense of the way this pandemic will shape their lives?
Recently the Australian Childhood Foundation conducted research into the impact of the pandemic on families.
CEO of the foundation and psychologist Joe Tucci shares how families are faring, and what parents can do to support their kids.