01/6How to connect with your child
During their long stay at home due to COVID-19, kids developed the habit of being around their parents all the time and now going back can be overwhelming for most of them. It may crop from time to time in the form of tears and frustration. After spending around 4 to 5 hours in the school, every kid needs some transition time to relax and rejuvenate. Break time is even more necessary at the moment when kids have resumed school after a gap of a year and a half. Spending some time and connecting with your kids after school hours can help to bring you two closer and provide reassurance to kids. Here are some easy ways to spend some time with your little one after school time.
02/6Get them involved in household chores
Getting your kids involved in household chores has many benefits. Firstly, it will imbibe good habits in them and help them learn some basic life skills that can be beneficial for them in the future. Secondly, it can give both of you some time to connect. Besides, it can be fun to work along with your kid and tasks will be completed faster.
Parents definitely have a number of things to deal with in a day, but remember that your kids are equally important. So, take some time out from your busy schedule and play with your kids outdoors. Take them to the playground or teach them how to ride a bicycle.
04/6Talk to them
Some parents provide their kids with everything they want, except their time to talk to them about what is going on with them. Talking to kids is essential. It helps to get an insight into their life, their dream, their beliefs and issues that are troubling them. Take interest in your kid's life. Ask them about their day and other activities.
05/6Weekly rituals can help
Come up with some weekly rituals that you can do with your kid like grocery shopping or picnic or movie night or board games. When you set a schedule for every week, your kids will look forward to it. These small efforts can help you to spend and enjoy some quality time with your family.
06/6Drive them to school sometimes
Whenever you have time make sure you drive your kids to school. This random pick up and drop session will give some extra time to connect with your kid. Besides, your kid will love these kinds of surprises. On days you can also take them out for lunch after their school time.