Parenting is not easy, and it got more challenging during the lockdown with working from home and running the household. The article below has some advice for healthy parenting during the pandemic.
Parents are the ideals of their kids. They learn from us, and if we don’t act in order, it will reflect in the behavior of kids. The time that lockdown had given is a blessing if used efficiently. Parents can make up for the time they could not provide to them earlier with their busy schedules and shape them for the future.
Children have faced isolation, boringness, uncertainty, and most importantly, their studies have suffered. If they do not get their parents’ support and attention, they will not grow. Following are some tips you can try to enhance your kid’s future.
Try to keep them in a routine.
Lockdown had made us change the daily routine we used to follow earlier. But you should make sure that kids follow a consistent pattern like waking up and going to bed on time, completing their homework, etc. This way, you could spend more time with them, and they will feel organized.
- Aware them about the pandemic
Hearing about the pandemic and seeing changes in their everyday life can cause stress and fear among the children. Try to keep them aware of the world’s happenings according to their understanding; otherwise, their imagination can go wild, which can lead to rash decisions.
- Help them with school work and homework.
It is challenging to keep track of the kids during the online classes, whether they are listening. But instead of getting tensed about it, try to connect with teachers and other parents by which you all can give personal attention to them turn by turn.
- Spend time with them
Being engrossed too much in our work has made it challenging to spend time with our family. But lockdown had given us that opportunity to spend time with them, which you could utilize playing, talking, gardening, and helping them learn new things.
- Keep a check on their internet usage.
Social media and internet usage are a vital part of our lives, but along with pros, it has various cons that can harm children. But instead of restricting their access to the internet, monitor the activities, they are doing.
Children are like budding flowers that need special care and attention; otherwise, they will fade into issues like anxiety, depression, etc., which is not a good sign. Hence, even if you are busy, try to take out time for them and interact with them so that children cannot feel neglected or alienated.