We took them out of school and cancelled all playdates.

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While I am aware I probably sound dramatic, I also know that unfortunately in this current climate, in our family at least, this one sequence of decisions made a huge impact on our children emotionally and was the catalyst that made them realise how different the world is right now.

While saying no more playdates was a difficult decision to make and to execute, saying no was the right thing for our family and really the right thing, I believe, for all of us to do; because it’s not just about them, it is about all of us and our kids need to do their part too. 

As we are acutely aware, it is when these measures of self-isolation or social distancing are not taken, or when they ignored for too long, that this deadly virus spreads – and often to the most vulnerable.

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