Raising children properly in the ‘New Normal’ life
With this New Normal era, every parent’s child rearing has to adapt to keep up with what’s happening. Modern parents who want to raise children well, should understand the differences from when they were raised. With the current situation being different. However, we confirm that modern parenting styles are not as difficult as you may think.
The clear difference between old and new normal parenting styles
In the past, parental severity was often high and parents wanted children to follow a clear frame. Punishment was imposed if children did not behave or acted inappropriately. As opposed to raising children in the ‘New Normal’ life, children have more freedom of expression. Parents must understand that this does not hinder learning, but rather helps support and create quality growth.
However, another thing that is very different in raising children now is the epidemic situation. This may discourage many parents from using outdoor parenting styles as much. This is not wrong, but when children are raised primarily in the house, parents should try to promote good things for them and provide opportunities for them to gain more experiences.
‘New Normal’ parenting styles for quality growth
1. Independent thinking
Nowadays, having a good family foundation must come from everyone accepting differences and understanding each other clearly. Even as children, they should be able to have their own ideas and it is not wrong. Parents must give freedom of thought and if children do anything, parents should always be supportive and have good advice.
2. Create fun activities at home
In the ‘New Normal’ life, going out may be difficult. But parents can still raise their children well in the house. For example, if the house has space, try to teach cycling and play sports. Let the children run and play. But if the house has little space, try to buy toys to enhance the child’s development or use cartoon movies as an aid. This is not wrong as children can learn from real-life images as well.
3. Always pay attention to hygiene
It’s normal to take your child out of the house sometimes. However, when the situation is unfavorable, parents should teach them to always pay attention to their own health. This can be done by washing hands often, not eating with others and wearing a mask if they are in a crowded area, etc.
In conclusion, raising children in the ‘New Normal’ life is not just about knowing how to use technology or giving freedom of thought. It’s also paying attention to their health so that they can take care of themselves even when they are not close to their parents.