With the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, many adults are working from home and children are out of school. However, boredom and children becoming a nuisance may set in, disrupting the benefits of this new lifestyle .
Counseling Psychologist and Educationist, Angela Lartey, has however given tips to mothers on what to do during this period to make it an enjoyable one.
In an interview with Eunice Tornyi on e. TV Ghana’s African Women’s Voices, she divulged that creating a similar timetable as that of your children’s timetable from school and learning a new skill can keep you and the children busy during your stay at home.
Develop a Timetable for Your Children
Educationist Angela Lartey advises that women can request for the timetable from their children’s school and develop a similar timetable for the children even when they are at home.
“Make a timetable for your kids to engage them while they are home. It can be similar to the timetable the schools have which includes breaks. You do not want them to forget what they’ve learnt at school”, she said.
She noted that mothers should do well and stick to the times they wake their children from bed as they would when school is in progress. This, she said was important to ensure that children do not have difficulty in waking up when school resumes.
Learn a new skill
She also advised that women can learn a new skill in order to cut cost and save time amid Coronavirus. According to her, she has been able to learn about thirty (30) different skills that has enabled her support her family.
She stressed that a woman does not necessarily have to be an entrepreneur to learn new skills.
“As dynamic as we are,we can learn new skills when the pandemic affects the economy. You don’t necessarily have to be an entrepreneur when you learn this skills. This can reduce cost in your personal life”, she added.
By: Alberta Dorcas N D Armah