Pandemic has done wonders for children, say psychologists

Sunday, 21 Feb, 4.15 am

HYDERABAD: Children staying at home and not going to school in the past 11 months may not have been such a bad thing after all, psychologists say. They point out that while children not getting educated in schools could have caused concern among parents, the time kids spent at home because of Coronavirus pandemic has had some beneficial effects in terms of bonding within families, among other things.

Dr Mothukuri Ramchander, a counselling psychologist, observed: 'Children have been able to enjoy their childhood in a better way. Before the lockdown, children as young as one year were forced to spend time in crèches or play schools.