Parenting is overwhelming but amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, it is not only arduous but likewise emotional. When going through this tough time, not only do you need to take care of your kids but also give them the support they need to get through this perilous age.
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Here are some beneficial parenting tip during a works pandemic:
Everyone looks up to an elder for guidance. This true for kids too as they look up to their parents for emotional support. Talk to them about how they feel amidst the pandemic and what is making them worry.
Recognize Your Child’s Feeling
Dealing with a tantrum is troublesome because oftentimes you don’t know what your kid wants. Guiding questions could help you pass through these impossible requests. For example, “why don’t we bake some cookies instead of going to your friend’s house for a sleepover?”
Keep In Touch With Relatives
Having video calls with a loved one is an effective way to consume your spare time. This will also ensure that your loved ones are doing ok, helping you lower your anxiety and you will not feel lonely anymore.
Keep A Healthy Routine
Early to bed, early to rise, makes everyone healthy. Not going to school doesn’t mean that you should go to bed late. It’s better to maintain your child’s bedtime and other routines as this will help them get productive.
Making a schedule is a decent idea but sticking to it is the tricky part, so make it doable.
In a pandemic, it’s hard to explain your feelings, so children will throw tantrums, while teens will express their irritation in other ways. To avoid any disturbance, everyone needs to consume their spare time doing something productive that would help them feel refreshed.
We need to reassure everyone that things will get better, this optimism is needed more than ever under the current circumstances. However, you should also ensure that all the health-safety SOPs are being followed.
With all said and done, let’s hope for the best.