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Use Quarantine time to establish a strong bonding with children: Dr. Pooja Grover

11 months ago

Somebody has rightly said —

“The secret of being Happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most of everyday”

We all know that God exists everywhere and children are the form of God but today our children are feeling depressed and helpless due to the epidemic of Coronavirus that has infected the world. Although novel coronavirus has affected every age group it is the children who got affected the most. Since the day, the government has announced the lockdown, children feel imprisoned in homes like animals in the zoo even though it is not their fault. This lockdown period and quarantine has effected the mental, physical and emotional development of children. They are not allowed to play, they can’t go to school, they can’t meet their friends, no study, no routine, and nothing. Life has become monotonous and still for them. This has made them frustrated, irritated, and stressed and they keep on questioning – Mumma “When it is going to end?”, “Why we are being quarantined?” 

Dr. Pooja Grover, a child counselor observed the children’s behavior during this quarantine period and discussed the issue with Jugaadin news. She gives some very useful tips that parent can use to make their bonding strong during this difficult situation. She says “The answers to above questions are not available with any parent. No one wants their child to become lazy, video games freak and active on social networking sites all the time but today’s children don’t want to spend time with family. Though they are at home they are not with the family.

Working parents don’t spend a lot of time with their children that’s why children nowadays feel as if they are being monitored every time by the elders. The parent keeps on telling them what to do and what not to. The independence of 21st-century children is being lost but if we look at the other side, at the same time they are happy that they are able to spend some quality time with their parents. They both are trying to understand each other. The bonding is getting stronger. They get time to spend playing indoor games like Ludo, Snakes and Ladders, Chess, Carom, etc. The parent can help them in managing their time table by dividing the time equally in all activities – learning, enjoying, playing, studying so as to pass time smoothly.

The sensitivity of the matter is being monitored by children on a regular basis and this makes them more responsible. They are following the instructions of Prime Minister Narender Modi Ji by maintaining Social distancing, washing hands, not going outside, etc.

 Earlier, it was said that “United we stand divided we fall “but today’s demand is united we fall. Let’s pray together that things get normal as soon as possible.

In the end, Pooja Grover said “As a parent without being panic, you should teach children how to stay focused, self-controlled. Reassure children that the situation will get better.

Seema Jain

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