How To Spend Time With Kids

The pandemic of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has affected children and their parents’ physical and emotional well-being worldwide. Parents’ lives have been upended by school cuts, working from home, physical isolation from friends and family. Responsibilities have grown, including managing children’s online classes, household tasks, budgets, difficulty at work, or the supervision of a child with special needs.

Here are a few tips through these difficult periods that may motivate you to be a successful parent.

  1. Create an everyday exercise schedule and have a calendar first and foremost.
  2. Board games such as scrabble, carriage, monopoly, etc. Plan
  3. This is the time to organize events for all household members, such as the elders of the household
  4. Assist kids with online classes such as singing, dancing, painting, or playing a musical instrument to take up a hobby.

Additional tips are

  1. Communication and caring for oneself

The secret to a successful relationship is significant contact between a parent and child. Let them aware of the corona pandemic and the safety steps that need to be taken at all times (mask, hand grooming, and social distancing). They often explore the likelihood of one or more family members moving into depression because they are emotionally and physically trained when faced with such a situation. If they have any questions or doubts, always be helpful.

2. Fixing daily timetables

For online school work, self-study and playtime set up a routine for the boy. Aim to include them according to their age in specific household tasks, too. Smaller children can help keep their room clean; older children can assist in some food, preparing their beds, or gardening. This will ensure that the everyday responsibility is balanced and will foster a healthy parent-child partnership.

3. Making fun of Family Time

Spending quality time together as a family, such as watching a movie together, taking your kids to parks, or playing a game on the weekend, is also essential. Please speak to your children about their peers, their job at school, and whether they have any questions in mind. Support them by calling them up or by video calls to communicate with their friends and loved ones.

4. Limit screen time

The number of time children spend on interactive devices, be it tabs, TV, or computer, significantly increases. Not only can emotional well-being be impaired by prolonged screen time can also contribute to childhood obesity. So tracking what the child does online, the material they download, and the time spent is significant. Apps can be installed to verify screen time, and time consumption can be adjusted for the day. They may also engage in regular physical activity, such as enjoyable workouts, yoga, etc. Make sure the children sleep well and eat nutritious food.

5. Don’t forget to praise  

It is imperative to keep the child’s confidence up by thanking them for their job from time to time as it is a challenging time for them. They do not find it easy to cope with changing situations, and parents need constant empathy and support. Be helpful, empathetic, and caring often. Parents of children with special needs should spread the responsibility by taking turns in handling the child when they deserve a lot of attention, nurturing, and support in these demanding times. In these challenging days, a constructive parent-child partnership makes a big difference.