Even though being a parent is one of the most rewarding jobs out there, it can also be one of the most challenging.
If your children are having a difficult time adapting to quarantine life, these tips and tricks can help!
Don’t Forget About The Good Stuff:
There really is no such thing as a perfect day. There will always be little things that don’t go exactly as planned. But you know what? That’s okay!
Every day is full of positivity. You just have to make an effort to acknowledge and appreciate the good stuff. Life is not black and white, and there is good in every day.
Here’s a fun activity the kids will love.
Every night at dinner, have everyone go around the table and list one positive thing they did that day and why it made them happy.
Manage Your Stress:
You love your children, and it’s normal to want to put their needs first.
However, feelings (both positive and negative) are contagious. You are your child’s biggest role model. Sometimes they can mimic your actions without even realizing it.
If they see you happy and relaxed, they are much more likely to feel the same way. Make an effort to spend at least 30 minutes a day relaxing and de-stressing.
Encourage Kids To Share Their Feelings:
Young children can’t express their feelings like an adult or teen would. Their sadness can come across as anger, frustration, or boredom. Before bedtime or first thing in the morning, ask them how they are feeling. If they’re happy, that’s great news!
If not, you can figure out a plan and go from there. Young children need attention and affection.
Reading a book, watching a movie or cuddling in bed can make them feel loved and supported.