Not easy to keep children occupied during lockdown, say parents
Children are getting easily irritated spending more time indoors during the lockdown and thus to make them stay at home for over a month now is a challenge, state their parents. While sharing the experience of managing their kids during the lockdown, local parents told The Pioneer about the ways in which they are trying to make the lives of their kids easy.
“Children get fed up easily than adults when they are put under restrictions. Schools and other classes used to keep them occupied but now they do not know what to do with their free time. Therefore, in the first week of the lockdown, I enrolled my children in some online classes. My daughter likes dance so I have enrolled her in a two-month dance course besides enrolling my son in coding classes. Also, their mobile phones also keep them busy. Not an ideal situation but what else can we do,” said a local teacher Bidhistha Chakrobarty.
According to Ladpur resident Preetika Gairola, “Initially we all were very excited to spend time with each other during the lockdown. But when I and my husband got busy with work from home later, our children started to seek our attention by doing things like fighting with each other continuously or compelling us to take them outside. Therefore, we made a timetable for them and it took me a couple of days to make them follow it. A proper schedule during the lockdown is currently helping us to manage our children. The internet is also playing a huge role in keeping them occupied.”
However, there are some parents who are not struggling to keep their children occupied during the lockdown. “I understand that many people are having difficulties in tackling with their kids during the lockdown. But it is thankfully not same for me as I live in a joint family. There are seven children in our family with eight adults so it is less stressful than in a smaller family. Our children remain quite occupied the whole day. Of course, they cause annoyance at times but it is still manageable. I think it is a perk of living in a joint family,” said homemaker Shanti Singh.
Monday, 11 May 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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