Table of Contents
- 1. Intimate Time Spending
- 2. Thinking and Spreading Positivism
- 3. Get Things Organised
- 4. Discussing About Covid-19
- 5. Spreading Calmness and Managing Stress
The corona virus disease (covid-19) pandemic causes disturbance to family life across the globe. During this phase, we are going through a lot of negativity especially for parents and factors like school closures, physical distancing, working remote adding to this misery. Parenting during this coronavirus pandemic is not an easy task at all. We believe following parenting tips will help them and caregivers to take care of the children with ease during coronavirus lock-down:
1. Intimate Time Spending
During this lock down for emergency time our daily routine has come to a halt. Situation forces asked to stay at home with no office to attend to and worried and thinking about the future whether it is bleak or bright. Whereas, children are passing idle time at home as schools get closed. Current circumstances are enough to put our life in limbo and get stressed.
However some bane always bring some bone along with it. Shutdown of school provides us the opportunity to build a better relationship with our children. Having some one-on-one time will definitely help put the stress aside and get some fun. This intimate time passing will lead to form a strong bond among Us. Besides it will help them feel secure and they will get to understand their importance in the family.
Devoting Some Time to Your Child
How much time you want to spend with your children depends on you. A Mere 20 to 30 minutes would do the job. Try to maintain the same time everyday so that children would eagerly anticipate to pass that time.
Getting To Know About Their Liking
Due to our busy lives, we hardly spend quality time with children. During this lock-down time, we can come to know about their liking. besides, we can ask them what they want to do. Getting the liberty to choose will help build their confidence. These intimate times will also provide us with the chance to educate them about social distancing and to maintain self hygiene that are required at this time.
2. Thinking and Spreading Positivism
Living with kids 24/7 day in and day out is not an easy task at all as they can badger us with too many things. Therefore, sometimes it is not easy to think positively during this crazy time. We Express our anger through yelling at them. However, children are most likely to abide by our words if we admire their good jobs and help them understand with positive guidelines.
Getting Things Done Through Positive Words
We can make them do whatever we want to through positive words, like “please put the glass on the table” – things may get ugly if you shout at them and use bad words.
Keeping Our Gesture Calm
It is a fact that our behavior towards our child during this hard time will make an impact on your psychology. Yelling and screaming will make them feel more stressed. Speaking with calm demeanor can help their personality grow.
Complement Can Have Them Behave Well
Children do something well, try to praise them. This compliment will encourage them to do those good jobs over and over. It will also ascertain that you appreciate their well doings.
It is hard for a child to lock themselves to a house for a whole day and make them do whatever you want to ask them. We can make them keep quiet for a short period of time, let say 15 to 20 minutes, while we are busy with our daily chores.
Allow Them to Stay Connected Virtually
Different platforms of social media can be handy tools for children to spend time virtually while maintaining social distancing. However we have to keep an eye on the content they indulge themselves in. It would be wise to participate with them in that socializing session.
3. Get Things Organised
Covid-19 has made a mess of daily life, be it office, home or school schedule. Sudden change in daily routine can hit us hard both physically and mentally. Creating a new routine can help our cause in these hard times.
Making a Flexible but Stable Daily Schedule
- We have to devise a routine for us and our children in a way that would allow us time for both structured tasks and fun. This will have our children to maintain Jolly mind hand help better behaved.
- Let children make their own daily routine like study time coma google Play time. They are likely to follow this routine better as it is created by them.
- Conclusion of exercise in daily routine to be a good option as it would help relieve stress along with sound health.
Get Your Children Educated About Social Distancing
- If rules permit, take your children outside to have some fresh air.
- Teach them to keep 3 metres distance while talking to others. Don’t forget to tell them to wear masks and hand gloves if necessary.
- We can encourage them to draw pictures to share with others. Besides we can hang those pictures outside for others to see.
- Pay heed to your child’s voice about social distancing and if logical, implement them seriously.
Teaching Self Hygiene with Fun
- Washing hands for 20 seconds is imperative to keep our hands germs free. Song lengthening 20 seconds would make sure that they clean them for that stipulated time.
- We can assign points for each hand washing and later they would be rewarded accordingly.
- We can create a game to see who can touch less of their faces. Later, reward them for the least number of touches.
Be a Role Model For Learning Behaviour
Children tend to imitate their parents from an early age. If we keep our self hygiene and maintain social distance, showing empathy towards the less privileged people – these sorts of behaviour would definitely help grow our children’s good personality. At night, when you go to bed, make a reappraisal of the day. We can boost our child morale by telling them one good or fun task they did today.
4. Discussing About Covid-19
Keep yourself like an open book at this time. Indulge your children to talk freely about this disease. They could have heard or read something about covid-19. Our children will not get protected if we maintain silence or conceal secrets from them about this deadly disease. Being honest and open will build trust between parents and children. Try to answer their questions with clarity and try to know how much they understand.
Have an Open Discussion
Let’s have a frank conversation with your children. Listen attentively what they have to say. An Open question and answer sessions will help make you understand about their knowledge on this issue.
By nature kids are curious. Hence, they may ask irrelevant questions. Try to answer their questions frankly and with conviction. don’t overcook your answers. Say as much as their age can take.
With all those critical terms of covid-19, your child may get confused or they may get scared about this disease. Always explain do and don’ts to them and reassure them that you will support them no matter what the situation is.`
Nobody Knows Everything
It is not possible for a human being to know all the ins and outs of a particular subject. There is no shame in confessing when we don’t know anything. We can take this idle time as an opportunity to enhance our knowledge.
5. Spreading Calmness and Managing Stress
No doubt, we are all going through stressful times. Keeping ourselves healthy and hearty is significant as it is prerequisite to take care of our children properly.
You Are Always Beside Them
Since covid-19 is a new disease and no medication for its cure has not been discovered yet, it is understandable that people have some fear about this disease. Try to share your feelings to someone who is eager to listen to you. Do the same for them. If we get panicked by Social Media news, it is better to avoid them.
Try To Make Some Time for Your Own
Getting confined in a house for a substantial amount of days, we may feel exhausted. Let’s take a break. We can do something to appease your mind or for relaxation, when children are asleep. We can make a to do list which can bring peace to our mind.
Paying Heed to Kids Voice
In this terrible time, we should listen carefully to what our children want to say. Sometimes they may get scared and look for our support and care. It is necessary that we understand their feelings when they share something. Make sure that we get importance to their feelings and act accordingly.
There is no doubt that we are going through some tough times. In this hard time, we should take care of a child with more precision. We should make sure that they are maintaining a very sound mind and body. Besides, we have to be open and truthful to them so that they can come forward and talk to us about anytime. Doing something funny and creative together could be a good initiative.