The whole world is quarantined at home due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic. Almost everyone is staying indoors as this is the best measure to fight this virus. ‘Stay home, stay safe’ is the motto adopted by the entire world.
There is one thing we are getting in abundance out of this situation, that is Time. We spend most of our time with our families and loved ones. The pandemic has forced us to stop our usual life where we are in a rush with the clock ticking every hour. This situation has paused our life and we are pretty much living the laid back small-town life. Never have the families been together 24/7 for such a long period. Although the first few weeks of quarantine might have been seen as a blessing for families. But it’s been two months now and it’s getting hot under the collar.The most happiest moment for working parents is coming back from work and spending time with their children at home, but this being a full-time scenario is somewhat difficult to handle. Coping up with your children could be a difficult task especially if you are not used to being around them throughout the day. Taking small but thoughtful steps in this case is most important. Parents need to understand that children tend to model the behavior of their surroundings. This is why staying calm and composed is very necessary to give your child a comforting environment. You can follow these simple steps to make your parenting easy during quarantine:
1.Partnership over ownership When you order your children, they often tend to consider you bossy. This might spoil your relations with your children. Try to be their friend instead. Have conversations with them, ask them to cook with you, play with them, participate with them in fun activities. Consider it as a perfect opportunity to relive your childhood with them.
2.Reassurance over Reaction Your children are also a part of this. It is affecting their lives as well. With their schools being shut and restrictions put on their vacation time they are also disappointed and confused. They will act like how a normal kid would and create a bit of a mess in the house while playing, they might also get agitated as they can no longer meet their friends. In times like these you must not respond with anger but reassure them. Be the friend they need. As a parent you must reassure them that everything is just going to be fine.
3.Do not forget Yourself This is perhaps the most important point. Do not dedicate your entire time to your family. Immersing yourself completely might frustrate you. Take out time for yourself. This time can be used for meditation, workouts, your work, or a simple self-care routine. Selfcare is the doorway to positivity. The kind of positivity your family needs the most. A healthy mind is a happy mind. With this attitude you can surely spread some positivity and happiness in your family. You can also include your children in your workouts to keep yourself and your family in a healthy state both mentally and physically. You can check out Acuver’s ‘Stay Home & Stay Fit’ Workout for all age groups for some amazing home workouts with your children.
Everything being said, we are sure you are going to be an expert in parenting during Quarantine!
We live in an age where girls and boys stand next to each other. Where girls get equal opportunity in every aspect be it their professional, educational or even personal.
Boys are being taught about equality in their houses by their very own mothers and hence they understand equality and respect it from a very small age. In this wonderful era, often at times we get to hear some news which is very upsetting for our mind and even for our existence as a member of such society. There are often debates held regarding the safety of women in the Society. The social strata being balanced is still in a glitch to claim that women today are completely safe.
Of course government taking initiatives from their side, safety should start from home itself. Does this mean not stepping out of our house? Or covering ourself from head to toe? Or not leaving the house without a male member alongside? Absolutely not! This means being prepared to face whatever comes ahead when we leave home. What will be a better way to defend ourselves than learning that art of self-defence. There are a variety of sports that teach you self-defence. Karate, Judo and Taekwondo being major one of them. It’s very soothing to the eyes to see beautiful girls dressed up not in their princess frocks but their crisp white karate uniform along with a black belt! This makes us realize that parents want their girls to be strong. Strong enough to face anything in the society.
Enrolling girls into Karate, Judo and Taekwondo is a great way to do this. Girls from early age learn the art of self-defence. They also develop skills and strength through training. By the time they grow up they already master the art of defence and attack. Some girls get so good that they choose this as their career path and train others. Represent our country on global level and win dozens of medals. Such girls are examples to every women in a country. They represent the modern Durga avatar of women. There is a huge amount of respect in our heart for such women who can not only defend themselves but also others when the time comes. Wouldn’t it be great to learn defending ourselves and getting medals for it? Today every parent must teach their girls some or the other sports to develop their strength. Not only Judo, Karate or Taekwondo but whatever sports that interests their girls.
As correctly said by Soke Behzad Ahmadi “The purpose of Karate is to guide you out of trouble by any means necessary, both in actual combat and in life “ .