The stay-at-home order brought on by the coronavirus pandemic has strained the economy worldwide. But a recent study in United Kingdom finds that families are closer together during the quarantine.
A poll conducted by Mumpoll surveyed 2,000 British families. The survey says that 4 in 5 parents believe their families have formed an even stronger bond since parents and kids have more time together during the lockdown. Similarly, the research website, Study Finds, reported that 60% of parents say they are happier with their partner after weeks in quarantine.
“It’s quite understandable if family relationships are under a lot of strain while everyone is stuck at home together during the coronavirus lockdown. Yet most families have risen above the stress to become even closer than they were before,” the website stated.
Study findings during lockdown
Moreover, the survey, Study Finds, reported:
- Half of the families are getting together to play board games and make puzzles
- 30% of the families formed book clubs and read together
- 28% of families have engaged in new activities like gardening
- Only one-third of parents allow their kids to watch more TV
- One quarter of parents say their kids are spending more time on gadgets
- 62% of parents report that their children are running errands for their friends and neighbors. Parents are happy to see that their kids are doing what they can to help out.
- About half of parents reported that they have reached out to people in isolation over the phone for mental health support
- Nine in ten parents said they have much higher respect for their children’s teachers and educators
“Being forced to halt our busy lives and spend time together in quarantine has made many of us consider what’s really important, like children, parents and the community they are part of,” Siobhan Freegard, founder of ChannelMum.com, said. ChannelMum.com commissioned the research.
“Despite the dreadful toll the pandemic is taking, people are becoming more thankful for the small pleasures in life. Coronavirus may well see us emerge a kinder community and more thankful for the things we enjoy in life.”
Reference: Christian Headlines