Parenting 101: 5 Activities To Help Children Cope With The Pandemic

The past year has been one of the most challenging years we have ever had. The Covid-19 pandemic has been difficult to grown-ups and  children alike. The pressure of the quarantine has also taken its toll on our our little ones. It has disrupted their routines in the most profound ways. It has also restricted them from spending time outdoors, which is very essential for growing children.

As we all ride out what hopefully would be the last waves of this health crisis, it is best that we help our children cope well with being cooped up at home for longer periods of time. I have listed a number of activities that would help the little ones thrive and maintin their well-being and good disposition even in this difficult of times.

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Play online games at plays.org

Children absolutely love playing online games and they can spend many hours exploring different worlds with different characters. Some would even find new friends through their favorite interactive games. While they do enjoy this activity, it is a must that we let them play only age-appropriate games. Make sure to limit their daily screentime, as well.

If you are looking for a safe space for your children to play online, do check out plays.org. They have a wide assortment of online games for both seasoned and rookie gamers alike. Our little ones can choose from hundreds of games available and free of charge. These are conveniently categorized by genre, so it is very easy for any child to pick a game. What’s even better is that they also have educational games about Math for younger and older kids. And to top that, they even have Arcade Classics and Cartoon Games, which feature some of my little man’s favorite characters, like The Smurfs, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Teen Titans.

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Parenting 101: A Guide To Finding The Perfect Gift For Your Children

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When you have children, birthdays and holidays seem to take up a lot of the year. The more occasions you have to celebrate, the more gifts you need to buy. This also means you must spend lots of your time on finding the perfect gift for them; one which strikes the perfect balance between being educational and thoughtful. This can be tricky to do when you have limited funds and time, but it is not impossible. In fact, it can even be lots of fun and will be more than worth it when you see the joy on your child’s face when they receive it.

Create a budget

As with most things, it can be easy to go overboard when buying gifts for the people you love. Children are no exception. Although you will want to get them something great, you should also bear in mind how much you can afford to buy. Ideally, you should set a budget a few weeks in advance of the special occasion, one for small presents, and one for the main one. There are some sites which allow you to buy otherwise expensive gifts for a fraction of the price, which will save you a lot of money.

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Parenting 101: How To Involve Yourself In Your Child’s Learning + Education

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Parental involvement plays a key factor in your child’s academic success not only for conventional reasons. It’s not just hunching over reading your child or helping him in his projects every time they come home.

It also goes beyond things like volunteering in the classroom, involving yourself in the regular education of your child, or spending time with your child in any of his or her school work.

These are indeed the usual stuff most of us parents do. However, these are only part of what effective parenting does for his or her child’s education. We’ll go as far as to say that it’s not the most important part.

In this article, we’ll discuss some effective methods of assisting your child’s learning and education.

Sustained engagement

Multiple research shows that effective parental involvement takes care of the most important factor in any academically successful child: engagement. This means that a child is fully involved in the learning process ~ enthusiastic, motivated, and responsible. Engagement in any student regardless of education setting he or she is in, whether public, private, home-school, etc.

More than the school or education spending, the real challenge for us is if we can keep our kids motivated and interested in the learning process for years to come.

On the other hand, disengagement from school is not just an educational problem but can be traced back to how learners are when they are away from school. Studies clearly show that lack of interest in school is affected by worrisome home setting ~ fighting parents, nutrition, neighborhood, drug and alcohol use, depression, etc.

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