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Staying At Home With Your Little Ones During COVID Is Tough

Dexter and Felix sat in front of my work from home desk proving how difficult it is to work from home with toddlers

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Staying at home with your little ones during COVID is tough. There are a number of new things that you have had to learn to deal with in your daily life now, and if you are working, this is only going to add more stress. We know that it is difficult and a lot to deal with, but it’s always better to look on the bright side of things. Always try to remember that you wouldn’t normally be able to spend this much time with your kids, and when they are older they won’t want to be around you all the time. So, in this article, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the causes of stress during this time. Keep reading if you would like to find out more.

Constantly Around

Having your kids constantly around might sound like heaven to some people, but the reality is much different. Before COVID, a lot of people would go out for a couple of hours of the day and then come home to their children waiting for them. This gives many people a much needed break from the constant of kids, and there is nothing wrong with wanting that. However, it is also nice to be able to spend so much time with your kids. If you can keep this in mind rather than getting stressed with having no time to yourself, it is going to be far easier for you to cope with.

Learning And Teaching

Teaching your kids at home is probably something that you never thought that you would have to do. Unfortunately, this has become the new normal for a lot of parents, and even with digital learning, it can be a huge source of stress. Trying to get your kids to do the lessons, to sit down and learn when they are not in the school environment can be tough at the best of times. It’s important that you persevere with this though because your kids need to learn the things that are on the learning platforms. Try to be patient, and explain to them that even though it’s a little different to what they are used to, it’s important for them to complete the work with you.

Already Busy Schedule

Finally, if you already had a busy schedule, then it probably wasn’t the best thing for you to now have to stay at home all the time with your little ones. A lot of people have taken to working from home, but doing so when you have kids running around all day can be a challenge. You can always hire some help here, or try moving things around to make more time for yourself.

We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the things that make staying at home with your little ones during COVID tough. Just because it is tough though, that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth it. It’s a wonderful time to be spending with your children, so it’s best to savour it because who knows when you will get a chance like this again. 

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