Will today's youngsters and teenagers see themselves as a "lost generation," whose lives will forever be shadowed by a worldwide pandemic?
School closures are one of the most prominent – and contentious – ways that Covid-19 affects young people.
If you are a parent, the time of self-isolation caused by the COVID-19 epidemic may have been tough for your children to adapt to.
Similarly, the prospect of returning to the world may make your children worried about another major shift, or they may be looking forward to things returning to "normal," only to discover that life isn't exactly as they remember it.
It is critical to discuss with your children what they may anticipate when they re-enter the world outside of your house.
Remember that lectures do not necessarily have to be uncomfortable "sit down on the sofa" situations.
Instead, try for a relaxed chat in which your children may ask questions and express their worries. After a larger talk, you may find yourself returning to the issue in multiple smaller chats.
Here are just a few examples of how children's lives have altered as a result of covid, so you may have a better understanding of what is going on in your child's life:
- Social interaction is an important factor in a child's development
It is an informal but important process through which a child learns and observes different types of behavior, develops an understanding of self, learns to identify various reactions of others, learns to distinguish between familiar and unfamiliar, and learns to communicate in different social settings.
Covid -19 has significantly decreased social engagement, which will undoubtedly influence the behaviors and abilities that children develop from social interaction.
- Communication and language development are one of the most important developmental factors for children
And it occurs differently in different age groups. In the early years, children develop communication and language skills by talking to each other, through music, by listening or telling stories; as they grow older, they begin to understand complex instructions from others, learn grammar, and use stage or group platforms frequently, and develop confidence.
- The role of parents in their children's education has also changed after Covid-19
The most important demand for parents in the new world is to create a learning environment at home and assist children in adjusting to life in the new world.
Children have not been participating in the usual post-school activities due to restrictions, so after the online school time is over, parents must also engage children in other activities to ensure that development continues.
Most parents have not been properly trained about their roles and how they can contribute very effectively to the development of the child.
- The new role of the teachers
Without teachers, the world of children is incomplete; one major change that has occurred in the lives of teachers and children is the disappearance of classrooms, so the first challenge for teachers was to adjust themselves and their students to the new world of online classrooms.
Though it has been shown in several ways that children's development occurs more effectively in an offline environment, a hybrid type of online and offline learning may make the takeaway for children more meaningful.
Here’s how you as a parent can make sure your child gets the upbringing they deserve:
a). Concentrate, concentrate, concentrate
When your children need to speak, give them your complete attention. Turn off the radio, TV, and any other electronic equipment.
Look them in the eyes and pay attention. If the channels of communication are already open, your kid will be more willing to come to you with difficulties.
b). Maintain an optimistic attitude
Children may be resistant to change at times, but keep telling them that the government and health organizations are involved in keeping us all safe.
Remind them that, depending on where they live, these adjustments will allow them to visit their friends in person and maybe reengage in their favorite activities such as team sports or clubs.
c). Set clear limits and convey them
If you've established rules for safe socializing with friends, write them down and stick them on the fridge. Remember to explain why these standards are necessary.
d). Encourage them to join a summer camp that follows proper safety measures
Summer camps are one of the best things for a child’s growth. It helps them develop leadership, communication, and teamwork skills which are invaluable in life.
You should encourage your child to join a summer camp with their friends to get back to normal life.
We at ALM Sports are one of the best at hosting summer camps. We make sure that the children are the priority be it with their growth or maintaining safety measures.