Getting annoyed while handling children at home, here’s solution for you

Many parents are facing issues while managing kids at home during lockdown and maintaining a healthy balance between online classes/indoor fun activities for their children and at the same time getting enough time for themselves.

Gaurav Chhabra

Gaurav ChhabraBy Gaurav Chhabra

Published on 22 July 2020 6:09 PM GMT

Getting annoyed while handling children at home, here’s solution for you
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Many parents are facing issues while managing kids at home during lockdown and maintaining a healthy balance between online classes/indoor fun activities for their children and at the same time getting enough time for themselves.

Experts are trying their best to assist parents by sharing their opinion regarding these issues during these stressful times. Here are some of the key points that developmental psychologist Akansha Rastogi discussed with Gaurav Chhabra from newstrack.

Current situation has been challenging for each one of us, in some or the other manner. With reference to Parents specifically, they have a lot on their plate as they have to manage household chores, work from home on one end and children’s online classes and managing their studies at other end.

With most of us, having no house helps, it seems everything has to be done by our own self. So we have taken many roles and balancing all of these can be challenging. Also, we have pre-set expectations from each role and inability to fulfill them could be really frustrating. It’s important to bring in all these perspectives into account as parent’s mental health goes for a toss while managing everything.

# A lot of times, it is seen that parents try to manage everything on their own rather than involving kids in fulfilling responsibilities. Akansha as per her experience suggested few things to parents.

# Pre-plan your day and divide the responsibilities to avoid chaos.

# Explain the current scenario to children as per their age and invite them to contribute in the way they can. This will also help them to have a sense of ownership.

# Take some time off for yourself or engage in your favourite activity for a while which makes you feel happy.

# Certain things might not go as per your expectation, it’s OKAY, it’s an unusual crisis and we need to reduce expectations from our self as well as other family members.

# We all are coping in our own way, you might react angry at each other, what is important here is to hold a conversation afterwards. Saying “Mumma is really sorry as I got angry, but I was really tired” This gives children a good model to fall back upon and also see that it’s okay to express.

# Spend 15-20 minutes daily to have some fun time together. This will strengthen family bond and convey the feeling of being together.

Gaurav Chhabra

Gaurav Chhabra

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