Hello BGH family! We all know how long and stressful this pandemic has been, especially on your children. Today we are sharing 5 tips on how to keep your children feeling carefree during these trying times.
- Talk to Them
Kids are curious. So, when things like a global pandemic happen it’s only obvious that they will have lots and lots of questions. Whether your children are toddlers or pre teens, letting them know that you are open, honest, and ready for their questions is essential to keeping them sane.
2. Go Outside
Going outside and getting consistent fresh air is not only good for you, but it also will give your kids a sense of freedom. Whether it’s the park or just you backyard get creative with it. Have a “beach day” in the backyard or even just a small “party” with just you and your family.
3. Help Them Stay Connected
Being forced to stay inside with no outside communication can be very depressing. But that’s why we have zoom! Set up video calls with them are their friends. Have family zoom meetings and watch parties. It’s not the same as seeing them in person but at least this way they will some sense of freedom.
4. Encourage Them
Words of affirmation can be the best medicine sometimes. Let them know that they are handling everything well. Be honest, tell them that it is okay to feel down during times like this. Don’t pressure them, and let them take it one day at a time.
Everyone has hobbies. Whether it’s collecting things or shopping it makes us feel good. You can try new DIY home improvements or schedule a day out the week dedicated to painting a masterpiece. Whatever it is just do it! Not only does it bring joy but it also will take their minds off of everything even if just for thirty minutes.