It goes without saying that the 2020 Corona Virus Pandemic has hit us in ways that no one has imagined. From our ideas, to systems, health, and our way of life has been impacted. However, nothing has been more affected than family bonds. Whether you are stressed, work as an essential worker, or are homeschooling your children due to the effects of the pandemic, we want to share with you some parenting tips during the pandemic and how you can strengthen your family bond today!
How Do You Communicate?
Families and individuals have learned that the way to communicate the past couple of years has truly changed, creating dialogue among individuals that we did not expect. With this, it has opened a pathway for individuals to better express their feelings. However, one aspect that is truly crucial to ensure stability in our lives is the family bond, especially when kids are involved. So, we want to share with you how you can strengthen your family bond during today’s tough times!
Ask Yourself These 3 Key Questions:
Do you actively listen to the concerns of those around you?
One of the most important aspects to ensure a quality family bond is listening. Listening to the concerns, fear, and worries of those around you will help you better navigate during this time. In this, it also will help create a connection between family members, children, and siblings. The key to actively listening is to not judge the individual sharing their emotions. Whether it’s a concern over the virus itself, worries about the future, and how to navigate the current stress of their environment, actively listening is key to ensure that the family bond stays intact.
Do you come up with a plan together?
This is another key question to ask as a group within the family. For a strong family bond to survive, it requires communication and a feeling of security. How can you build more security among your children and family members today? Well, do all of you, as a group, create and discuss a plan for the future? Are you guys prepared for the changes that may occur during this pandemic as well as better planning for future scenarios? In this, it helps bring the family together by better preparing for possible scenarios while also creating a feeling of security and wellbeing among everyone!
Do you have a routine in your family?
This may be one of the key elements to ensure that your family bond stays intact. A routine within your family will also create a sense of security and peace, allowing for a bit of normalcy within the household. A couple of ways that you can introduce normalcy during the pandemic is to keep a daily schedule that does not change. For instance, does your family have a morning ritual to follow? You and your family can also take long walks in nature, workout together, watch movies together, or even play board games. In this, a routine can truly help bring a feeling of calm and security to the family bond!
How Has Your Family Bond Changed During The Pandemic?
In this, we are eager to hear from you. How has your family bond changed during the pandemic? In truth, when all of this passes, all that will remain is the individuals that were there for each other during this time. Therefore, we want to thank the essential workers reading this, the families that are working hard to continue everyday life, and all of the individuals that have been affected during this pandemic.
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