How can I help my nine-year-old son who has become depressed during lockdown?

It is understandable that he is upset and depressed at his change in circumstances

As the lockdown begins to ease, sit down with your son and plan some positive events that he can look forward to.

As the lockdown begins to ease, sit down with your son and plan some positive events that he can look forward to.

Question: The extended lockdown is really affecting my nine-year-old son, who is an only child. He desperately misses his school and his friends, not to mention all the activities and family visits we depended on before lockdown.

He used to be such a happy, enthusiastic and social child, and now he mopes around a lot of the time, grumpy and just wanting to watch screens. It is like he is depressed, and it breaks my heart. Before lockdown he had a great life, with sports and activities and friends visiting. Now the days are hard for him.

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