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Making Sure Good Parenting Doesn’t Stop with a Pandemic

Many children are developing their brain function, body function, and many other psychological factors during the pandemic. No parent has ever had such a catastrophe occur during their own childhood, which is why it can be confusing, frustrating, or scary for many families. How are children going to gain social skills if they aren’t allowed to play with their friends? How will a toddler be safe in public if they won’t wear a mask? What if the parents get sick from coronavirus and who will keep the children safe? The questions are what run through most parents’ heads on a daily basis. Supermoms like Rachel Harow have started listening to their children’s needs more because they are different then they used to be. 

As children develop into adolescence a lot of key factors are important for them to obtain or learn. Social skills, self-awareness, and how to take care of themselves are very crucial. Many children give off singles or subtle ways that they need something. Listening to body ques and not just words are why moms are superheroes. If a child is merely showing signs of discomfort, they can pinpoint what tit is without asking. However, it might get harder to know what children want if they are struggling during the pandemic. For example, allergic reactions don’t always have a crazy, unexpected, dramatic effect. For some kids, just itching and being a grumpy mood are signs of a reaction.Many masks are made with fabrics that don’t always allow the best ventilation. That is fine because the kids are safe, however, some children with sensitive skin can have rashes and acne if there mask isn’t changed once a day. Rachel Harow invested in cloth masks so that she can throw into the laundry every night to ensure they are germ-free and clean for the next day. Certain lotions may also help their skin calm and ensure happiness. Masks are still new and by 2021 there are sure to be allergy-friendly masks. Nevertheless, until that moment presents itself, wash masks as much as possible to keep kids safe. Remember to always aks what your child is feeling and be an open listener to their requests.

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