During the pandemic, the focus has been on how education and social interaction with peers were integral to children?s functioning. However, very little regard was given to another very important question- how do our children feel about the pandemic and how do they process this experience? Why is it assumed that cognitive functioning and social interaction are the most significant areas of child development? What emotional factors are at play? Are the children alright? How are their families coping and does this have an impact on the children? What I hope to achieve by compiling this edited collection is to bring awareness to the child's perspective, within the family unit, in addition to addressing other contributing factors that had an impact on their coping mechanisms. This collection will hopefully inform whether the choices, that were made and should be made related to children, have been sound ones and perhaps should be re-examined as a result of this book?s findings, conclusions and speculations.
About the Author:
Dr. Linda Rose Ennis is a psychoanalytic therapist, marriage, divorce & parent consultant, a family mediator, an author, and lecturer. She has contributed chapters such as Contract-Faculty Mothers: On The Track To Nowhere (Demeter), as well as Mothering or Parenting (Routledge), in addition to many submissions to the Encyclopedia of Motherhood (Sage). Dr. Ennis' edited collections include Intensive Mothering: The Cultural Contradictions of Modern Motherhood (Demeter:2014) and After the Happily Ever After: Empowering Women & Mothers in Relationships (Demeter:2017).