While some families are probably sick of the sight of each other after being quarantined together for over a month, a new report suggests the exact opposite could be true.
A new UK survey, which could easily translate here, finds:
- 80% of parents say their families have gotten closer because they spend more time together during lockdown.
- As for what they are doing to pass the time:
- Half are playing board games and doing puzzles together.
- 30% have formed book clubs and read together.
- 28% of parents and kids are gardening together.
Of course, technology is being used to pass the time, but parents are being careful about that.
- Only one-third of parents are allowing their kids to watch more TV.
- One quarter say their kids are spending more time on their phones, tablets and video games.
And it seems most couples are also doing okay in the lockdown.
- At the beginning of the lockdown more than half of couples expected it to have a negative effect on their relationship.
- But 60% say they are actually happier with their partner after all this time in isolation together.
- Even better, a quarter of parents say they hare having sex more often during lockdown.
- Although most say it’s usually a “quickie” since they have too many family commitments.