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  • October 17, 2020
  • MKB Team

Parenting during Covid - 19 outbreak

Wondering how to handle your children in these tough times? How to keep them safe? How to keep them busy with indoor activities? Don't panic moms, take a deep breath and relax! MomsKnowBest is here with answers to all your questions.

Kids will always be kids! They love playing in the mud or jumping in the pool, eating like there's no tomorrow, playing their heart out in the game zones, getting their hands and feet painted in different colours, dancing on the streets or touching everything that comes in sight, be it a colourful ball that they found on their way back home or a pole that they have been standing beside waiting for mom to come and pick them. They love getting their clothes messy and hands dirty. The concept of cleanliness is absolutely alien to these adorable little ones, isn't it? But that's okay that's how kids are supposed to be right? Mischievous and care-free with never ending toddler tantrums! 

Honestly, on a regular day, there's nothing wrong, they can learn the art of cleanliness at their own pace but it's during these tough times, that parents need to turn into supermoms to save their baby from this outbreak which can have some serious effects! This virus wouldn't spare anyone if maximum hygiene is not maintained.

The first and the most significant thing to do is to educate your children about what Coronavirus is, how it spreads and how it can have a serious impact on people's health. Once they clearly understand what it is, let them ask questions and you must clear their confusions. 

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You cannot get upset with your little one about not taking care of themselves when they truly don't understand how severe the situation is! Chances are, your ''DO NOT TOUCH THAT'', ''WASH YOUR HANDS'' and ''NO JUNK FOOD'' will make more sense to them once they are aware of how dangerous this disease is, and what are its consequences! Teaching them about the coronavirus precautions is important. But don't get them scared, state the facts whilst still keeping them calm. Children can get anxiety in such situations and might have a hard time to deal with it. So let's get them prepared by showing them ways to calm their anxiety.

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What should be included in your special instructions list and how to make it more fun for the kids?

Start in the most engaging manner: When you are happy and you know it, wash your hands. *clap clap clap* Washing your hands for 20 seconds- the time it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice is the best way to prevent contracting the novel coronavirus, experts say.

 

Tell your kids why they should be washing hands every now and then and why they shouldn't be touching their face at all. To keep the immunity level of your child high and focus on their diet, the most during this time, eating the right food can considerably help. But wait, did we just mention a task next to impossible? Guess we did! But what you should do is make healthy food yummier!And luckily, you have all the time in the world to do just that

It's the perfect opportunity to start with your food experimenting game. You can never go wrong with infusing some healthy ingredients in their daily diet and surprising them with tastier but equally healthier fruit juices. The whole point is to stay healthy in every possible way. Also, make sure to sanitise the high tough-points of the house frequently. Coronavirus can not only affect the kid’s minds but can also have an adverse effect on your mental health. Here are some tips for staying away from the negativity and keeping your spirits high:

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But what to do when boredom strikes?

First of all, let's face it! The world truly needed a break. In this fast-paced life, we do not get to spend quality time with our family, sit calmly with them without being worried about work, classes or homework, do we? We think not. Let's try and look at it with a more positive approach. This is the time to bond, connect, love and get closer to your family. Plan on watching movies, reading books, cooking dinners and enjoying life like a mini staycation in your own house with the people that you love the most. Make your kids learn new things, plan fun indoor activities and help them make the most of this time.

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Amidst all the chaos, don't forget to keep yourself and your kids healthy in every way possible. Don't stress out things will get back to normal but until then you have to hold up! If handling your child and making sense of everything around is taking a toll on you, just BREATHE. Don’t let what’s going on in the world burn you out. Now, quickly share with us your experience in dealing with your kids during these tough times.


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