It's no secret that when COVID-19 shutdowns were at their peak, lower-income households suffered the most from lost jobs and limited school options. Similar problems can beset any household where a parent is out of work and job-searching from home, or where kids are assigned to virtual schooling but the family lacks computer equipment. Coping hints:
Whether or not the illness is life-threatening, if it's something contagious (like COVID-19), the whole family may have to quarantine. This is when claustrophobia and irritability are at their worst. Remember the following tips.