The year 2020 is hands down very overwhelming with the pandemic, nationwide lockdown, families and
Parenting during the pandemic calls for a new set of skills. Saru Mukerjee Sharma, a mom blogger of Diaper and Lipsticks, lists out how to
Pay heed to your child’s fears and questions
Imagine how difficult and confusing it must be for children to come to terms with the situation. When we as adults are left anxious and feel mentally drained and helpless, children are probably the most affected. Their sense of
Establish a structured routine
With living rooms becoming the new backdrop for online classrooms, children not being able to head out to play or visit their friends and cousins, no set time for waking up or sleeping, the situation can turn topsy turvy. A set routine will reinstate a sense of control and calm both for you and your kids. Make a schedule, include offline activities, some personal time, time to study, catch up hobbies, include them in household chores, but most importantly fix a time to sleep, wake up and for meals.
Manage Media Consumption
With nowhere to go, stuck within the house, children and adults alike are reaching out for more and media consumption. Whether it is watching YouTube tutorials, catching up on the news, playing video games, reading books on kindle, attending online classes, endless scrolling on
Extra Attention To
If not anything, this pandemic is a reminder of how important it is to maintain good health and immunity from the inside. It has been a testimony to the survival of the fittest rule. We have seen opting for more junk than usual. Be it binging on family movie nights or ordering in more often than usual; this is the time to regain and boost your immunity. Pay extra attention to health, both yours and that of your children. Opt for healthier snacking options like nuts and seeds, avoid preserved and canned foods as much as you can. Avoid ordering in and develop healthy habits. Take out time for physical exercise, even if it’s walking on the terrace for fifteen minutes. Get adequate rest and develop the habit of hygiene and handwashing. The lockdown is easing up, but the virus still lurks outside, it is essential to imbibe these things early and effectively.
Strike A Balance Between Family And Personal Time
It is essential that you, as a parent, take some time off and catch your breath. Indulge in some me-time. Strike a balance and adhere to it. Explain the concept of mental health to your kids. Also, make sure to spend some offline time together. More hugs, family board game time, reading to them before bed, exchanging stories or playing with play dough or blocks, these little things go a long way for your munchkins and can help them lead better lives ahead.