It's no secret that we're all feeling stuck right now. We're trapped, isolated, and the end seems all too distant. Heck, we may feel lonely even if we're surrounded by our families and those we love. It's a difficult time for everyone and, as parents, keeping a positive outlook for the sake of our kids makes it even tougher.
According to parents.com, children develop their habits of thinking, feeling, and behaving based on what they're taught about the world, their relationships, and our expectations for them. The ways to keep their thoughts and behaviors positive during this difficult time is easy, us parents just have to work together to make it happen.
Teach your kids appreciative of what they're given and how they're treated, even the smallest of things
Listen to what they have to say no matter how silly it may be
Keep all daily, weekly, and monthly routines strong
Let them handle their own frustrations but step in where you're needed
Allow them to work at their own pace. Don't rush growth and deadlines.
If you want to learn more about the steps you can take to keep your child positive and optimistic during this difficult time, click here.
There are many simple ways you can teach your kiddos important healthy habits that will keep them healthy both at school and at home.
Teach your kids about proper handwashing. By teaching kids how to wash their hands properly -- especially after doing things such as blowing their noses or going to the bathroom -- you can greatly help them reduce the risk of getting sick. If you want some tips as to how to teach your child the proper way to wash their hands, click here.
Focus on their immune systems. Make sure they are getting enough sleep, maintaining healthy diets, doing enough physical activities, and managing stress. Continue to remind them of the importance of all these things, allowing them to make decisions that stay in line with what they're taught.
Remind them of healthy habits. Some of these may be common sense to adults, but, for kids, not so much. Teach them not to touch their faces and not to share cups and utensils with friends at school. Other things like covering their mouths when they sneeze and remembering to wash their hands right after is very important as well. Click here for more healthy habits to teach your children.