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There certainly wasn't a precedent set for pandemic parenting

And with the continued surge of Covid-19 worldwide, parents remain crucial role models in helping their children cope, Science Times reports. 

According to the site, "The risk of having a psychiatric condition increases vehemently for young people who face social isolation from ages five to eleven". 

Paying attention to the mental health and well-being of yourself and your children is therefore integral. 

Follow these parental tips to guide your family through residual Covid-19 anxiety. 

Also read: Time-tested recommendations to help children cope with anxiety

Stay cool, calm, and collected 

Science Times says there's no need to panic. Staying cool, calm, and collected is key, as noted in a study published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology.

It would be best if you kept your emotional stability in check for their sake in addition to yours. 

Keep a healthy daily routine says to keep a healthy daily routine, establishing predictable yet flexible schedules "will create a sense of order and offer reassurance during a very uncertain time". 

Slow down and lower expectations 

Beating yourself up won't do anyone, including your children, any favours. Remember, this too shall pass. 

Watch the video above for more. 


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