With the news of COVID 19 all around, our kids are just as scared as we are right now. Our kids not only can hear everything that is going on around them, but they feel our constant tension and anxiety. They have never experienced anything like this before. Although the idea of being off of school for weeks sounds awesome, they are probably picturing a fun time like summer break, not the reality of being trapped at home and not seeing their friends.
What kids need right now is to feel comforted and loved. To feel like it’s all going to be ok.
Make them do exercises to increase their stamina and give them healthy food and Vitamin C to build immunity.
Play board games and watch movies.
Start a book and read together as a family. Engage them in household chores, educate them on conserving water and food and avoid wastage. Help them make your family tree and speak to their cousins and relatives.Do yoga together in the balcony. Have healthy lifestyle.
Don’t worry about their studies we are engaging them with worksheets and assignments.Also online classes for senior students.
When we are back in the classroom, we will take care of them .Teachers are experts at this! Don’t pick fights with your kids . Don’t scream at your kids for not following the schedule. Don’t mandate 2 hours of learning time if they are resisting it.
If I can leave you with one thing, it’s this: at the end of all of this, your kid should be Emotionally, mentally and physically strong to face the world which is more important than their academic skills. And how they felt during this time will stay with them for long as a memory.