Parenting tips to handle your kids during LOCKDOWN
The recent news on Covid case rising has made me worried. I’m feeling stressed thinking about how parents are going to handle kids anymore. It’s been more than a year that we are staying at home due to Covid. Till now you parents have managed saying kids -soon everything will be all right. But the real scenario is, the virus is spreading. Cases are increasing. In consequence, the duration of home quarantine is going to get longer. What will be your further plan to console kids? Know some effective parenting tips to handle your junior during lockdown.
Considering the situation, you have to understand your kid’s mind. They will be more cranky, mischievous and demanding. As there is less going out and travelling, children are getting frustrated. Possibility is they are considering you as a liar who can’t keep the promise of going back normal. Because your kids do not understand this ‘New Normal’.
Encourage them to play a new role in the house. Assign a daily task which will make them feel an important individual in the family. Like making shopping list, helping in dinner plan or creating watch list for family time. This responsibility can make kids thinks they are mature enough to behave sensibly in covid time.
You can also start teaching them a new skill. More than drawing and origami teach them tailoring, fruits crafting, home decorating and more. This will keep them occupied and help to be relaxed. Along this, create a learning routine too. Create a general routine that will be easy to maintain on most days. A routine develops the sense of normalcy in an unusual time. To make situation more normal, give them information on covid. Older kids can find by self through internet. Information on covid will help them to understand the crisis.
Take my last suggestion to give them extra love and affection. This is a stressful time for all. Help each other to fight it with positivity. So never forget the extra hugs and kisses to show your extra affection. Also arrange online meeting with their friends. Let their friends know about your kid’s new skill. The appreciation will encourage them to keep going with the skill.
The time that you are getting with your child during covid, is not bad fully. You can use this time to become friends of your teen and toddler. These two are the stages when children look for support most. Fathers can also utilize this time. Share some house chores and come close to your child. Read them stories. Try to enjoy in every possible way with the kids and become cool parents.