Loneliness affects families. They are living in the same house but aren’t really spending quality time together. This can hurt the children emotionally. It affects the adults as well. What is causing it and can it be changed? If not it could lead to the breakup of the family since it hurts their bond.
- Nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) of those who said loneliness was a problem, admitting to feeling more isolated since becoming a parent.
- Being out of work or on maternity leave and being short of cash contribute to loneliness, which are part and parcel of new parenthood for most.
- Action for Children is launching a campaign to encourage people to make connections, such as through the offer of play dates and sharing details of local groups.
“Nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) of those who said loneliness was a problem, admitting to feeling more isolated since becoming a parent.”