A mother has told how her autistic daughter has ‘blossomed’ during lockdown thanks to having more time with both of her parents.
Emma Gill, 40, director of family law at Manchester-based firm Vardags, shares daughter Sophie, five, with her husband Richard.
Speaking to FEMAIL, Emma, who lives with her family just outside Bolton, Greater Manchester, explained Sophie had benefited from having more time at home with her mother and father during lockdown.
Emma Gill, 40, director of family law at Manchester-based firm Vardags, shares daughter Sophie, five, who has autism with her husband Richard. Emma, pictured at home with Sophie, told how her daughter had ‘blossomed’ thanks to having more time at home during lockdown
She said: ‘Seeing how Sophie’s language is developing is the best thing. This is such a unique opportunity in her lifetime to have extended time with both me and her dad together, one on one, talking to her all the time.
‘She’s like a little sponge at the moment. For example, we always ask her to take her plate into the kitchen. Sometimes it takes a little while for her to process it but then she goes and takes it in.