No matter how much we try to normalize parenting nowadays, frankly, it is very tough. Also, in such a situation of COVID 19 pandemic, it has turned quite different because not even a few weeks ago, we didn’t imagine such days would come and those who are parents have to deal with their issues with their children differently. The entire scenario of parenting in this pandemic is quite individual according to the age of the child, nature of child and profession of parents, and so on.
A Golden Time for Working Parents
Usually, the working persons get less time to spend with their child or children due to their tight schedule and heavy pressure of work. They have to let their baby be taken care of by other persons of the house generally. So, this pandemic is quite a bliss for them because it makes them stay connected with their children for more time. We know that the present is the key to make a good bond between parent and child. So, give your full concentration and take the time to focus on your child’s physical, mental, and spiritual growth with your full presence.
Parenting of Toddler
Have you ever imagined what sounds better? Imagine, you’re in a car with your babies and somebody else is driving and aren’t sure if s/he is a better driver than you? Rather, it’ll be sounded safe when you drive yourself.
That also matters when you leave your kids under somebody else’s responsibility. But we’ve to do that willy nilly. This pandemic gives you a good chance to give your efforts fully in the upbringing of your kids. They need your care and affection and love along with your important presence. Surely, this would be nice seeing this little person walking around your house and make messes with everything.
Your Presence to Your Kids
This pandemic gives you the chance of falling in love with your toddler’s laughter, screaming, crying, and in a word, everything. Let your kids understand that you love them. You’ll see flashes of yourself in them. Moreover, its also important to take care of their cleanliness issues at this time. As they always have to remain inside the house, make them busy so that they don’t feel the suffocated cause of not being able to go outside of the home. Play with them, teach them new games or musical instruments or other educational stuff, help them study their textbooks or do homework, make them read other books of stories and histories and also other genres. Maximum people exaggerate issues of which they know a little or nothing. Rather, be honest with them.
Also, let them know what’s happening outside and what people are dealing with right now. Besides, give them knowledge about Coronavirus and you should talk about this according to their age appropriately.
Parenting of Teenagers
We know that this phase of teenage is complicated and it’s also a hard thing to understand your teen kids and handle them properly. The most important thing to have in mind that teenagers should be given their freedom in such a pandemic situation too. Their parents should fathom the issue that they are habituated to remain busy with their busy schedule of classes and coaching and friends and so on. This COVID 19 pandemic makes them sit down inside the home forcefully and it is not comfortable for all teenagers at all. We should let them spend their time as they want.
Prioritize Mental and Emotional Health
It is a common fact seen that when you put an oppressive burden on your infant, they’ll return it in their teenage treating you like a nuisance which does not sound healthy at all. That is why you’ve made a friendly bond with your kid since they are infants. Thus, it won’t be uncomfortable sitting with your teenage kid chitchatting about various topics while having a nice cup of tea. Most of the teenagers feel suffocated with their emotional issues in this stage and they usually depend upon their close friends. This pandemic brings a chance of parenting to get closer to your kids and help them express their mental and emotional issues.
The opportunity of Getting Closer
As a parent of a teenage kid, you must understand that they need your attention and focus also while you’re listening to their issues or problems. It’s also a great opportunity to share your experiences of vivid incidents with your kids. They are who they are. So, let them stay how they want in such a critical condition of the world and hear out of them what they wanna express or share or say to you about anything.
Parenting of Kids of Special Needs
It is tough to depict the sufferings of kids of special needs and their parents in words. In reality, it is really very troublesome work to handle such children and do proper parenting of them. It is also noticeable that they need to go outside of the home in reason of socializing with others. Some of them are so unrestful that they want to play in the open space. Make themselves busy with running and playing with others.
It is very saddening for them that due to lockdown they can not go outside. Which may be harmful to their both physical and mental health. Parents have to handle.in their own way to make their special child feel comfortable at their home in 24 hours. Also, the cleanliness issue has to be maintained strictly.
Strength Come from Self Care
Self-care includes physical, mental, and also spiritual care. In this pandemic, parents can do exercise inside the home with their children. Yoga also helps a lot. Instead of sitting individually in each room, seat together. Do some chitchat for some time and surely this is gonna help make all of your mental health fit. Pray according to your religion and inspire your children to follow. Read religious books together and discuss several topics. The spiritual health of both parents and children will remain good.
We wish to have a good relationship between parents and children in this pandemic also just like normal days.