With the normal routines being upended, it’s important to establish new routines for your family. A new daily routine might include a consistent wake-up time, hygiene routine, set work blocks, set online learning blocks, lunch break and family time.
Don’t leave the TV on the news 24 hours a day. News can feed our anxieties and stress while offering little in the way of productive solutions. When you do get information, make sure that you get it from reliable sources such as “.gov” or “.edu” sites.
Remember that children, youth and adolescents process information and feelings differently than adults. Take time to have family discussions to talk about how you’re all feeling.
It’s important that you take time as a family to have fun and relax. You can play board games and0 try out word puzzles or brain games.
You don’t just have to do push-ups or sit-ups to stay active. Try playing hide and seek, build a fort, put on some music and have a dance party or try yoga.