A family holiday none of us ever dreamed of having
With so many of us having had our holiday plans quashed by the recent events, which seemed to come out of nowhere, but has completely altered our way of life (for the time being), we thought we’d come to the rescue and attempt to give you some ideas of how to keep sane and keep your family occupied whilst you’re surviving the Coronavirus-enforced lockdown.
Depending on the ages of your children, their education is going to be of concern, especially for the older children who may be at a critical time with important exams. There are a number of useful websites to use as extra resources which are free and you can find the appropriate level for your child’s needs.
But being holed up with your little cherubs 24/7 is no laughing matter and you may be racking your brains as to how you’re going to survive… Well, that’s where we’re coming to the rescue, with a few ideas on how to survive self-isolation.
1. Make a plan and schedule
The idea that you can just cruise through and take things easy is impossible when you have little people with you the whole time. For your own sanity, coming up with some sort of structure to your day will be really mentally beneficial to everyone, including yourself, to ensure you don’t become overwhelmed about everything going on in the world.
Come up with a time-table (it can be strict or loose) but have an idea of how your days are going to work and write it down so that your children know what is expected of them and what they are going to be doing while they’re stuck at home.
Read this to set some ground rules to help you stay focused on your own work needs.
Give your children chores and jobs around the house
As simple as making their bed, tidying their room, or emptying the bins in the house. This will not only help you and make sure that you’re not just a slave to them, but will also make them feel they’ve achieved something and enable you to give them praise, as well as keeping their room in a more organised state, as they will no doubt be spending far more time in their rooms than they would normally.