The situation of coronavirus (COVID-19) is still severe, and the movement control order has been extended.
However, some people who stay at home have been feeling bored and even anxious for many days. Even adults are feeling anxious, so what about the children?
Hence, let’s have a look at how should we adjust our emotions with our children during the epidemic?
Ways to relieve our child’s stress and tension during the outbreak of coronavirus
Take a break from media coverage of COVID-19.
Children may misinterpret what they hear and can be frightened about something they do not understand. By limiting the time exposure to news and social media can help to relieve tension. Adults also need to explain clearly to their children, so as not to misunderstand them and cause them to feel fear.
2.为孩子树立榜样 Be a role model
Emotions are contagious like viruses. Parents also need to adjust their mental state and show more positive emotions in front of their children. We must show them that we are going to be fine.
Take time to talk with your child or teen about the COVID-19 outbreak.
Answer questions and share facts about COVID-19 in a way that your child can understand.
Parents can share with their children why washing hands can drive away from the virus. For example, Pepper Water Experiment tells children how important it is to wash their hands.
Parents can put a bowl of water on the table, and sprinkle the pepper (representing a virus) evenly in the water. The pepper in the bowl will float on the water, and then ask parents can prepare another bowl of soapy water.
The first step is to ask the child to put their finger in the pepper water and then take it out. After the child’s finger is put in the pepper water, it will be filled with pepper.
In the second step, parents should clean the child’s finger, then put the child’s finger in the soapy water, and then put it again into the pepper water.
The moment the child puts their finger in the pepper water, the pepper will automatically spread out, and the child’s fingers will not fill with any pepper.
4.保持正常生活规律 Always keep up with regular routines
Create a schedule for learning activities and relaxing or fun activities for the child while the school is closed.
5. 进行室内运动 Indoor exercises
You can choose indoor exercise as appropriate. Indoor exercise not only can enhance your physique and immunity but also reduce anxiety and maintain a good mentality.
6.进行休闲娱乐活动 Enjoy the leisure activities
Leisure activities can help relieve stress, divert attention, and increase intellectual fun.
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