Are you planning a family outing anytime soon? With lockdown restrictions being relaxed across the country, and the holidays upon us, you might want to consider going on a road trip with the kids. After all, they need a change of scenery and a breath of fresh air after staying indoors for a very long period.
Before you go on your first adventure since the lockdowns began, road safety should still be a priority. With health protocols still in place, you need to make sure your travel goals go unhampered by the dangers that lie ahead. Here’s a guide on how you can spend quality time with your family during a road trip in this time of pandemic:
Finalize your destination
Regardless how long the road trip will be, you need to come up with a surefire plan that includes specific destinations and stopovers. This also helps you identify the safest routes to take. More importantly, mapping out the trip involves determining the places with increasing COVID-19 cases that you should avoid. Give yourself at least a few weeks to plan for the trip. This should give you ample time to check with friends or family members living within or around the destination to see if it’s safe. Make sure to review any health protocols you need to be aware of.
I guess the title of this post really should be just “Life Skills You Should Teach Your Kids”, since, if you’re a parent you’re kinda responsible for imparting knowledge to your offspring, but since we are all spending a bit more time at home and all together these days, well…we might as well be specific with the title!
While your child may be cooped up in homeschool or other forms of distance learning, why not take this opportunity to teach them important life skills that won’t just get them straight A’s in school but also in life?
In this article, we’ll list some important life skills you yourself can teach your children while staying safely at home.
Not all kids (and to be honest, not all adults) would like the idea of working in a kitchen. However, let’s face it: one way or another your kids will most likely have to do their cooking later in life. So let’s teach them to enjoy the act of making delicious and healthy meals.
Every kid looks forward to a little getaway or vacation, probably much more so this crazy year than ever before. It’s fun to go on a road trip with your family and enjoy adventures with them! Before you go forward with your journey, be sure that you’re looking out for everyone’s safety, especially your kids. Here is a quick list of car safety tips to keep in mind for children.
After checking to make sure all your seat belts are working, make sure that everyone who is travelling with you, especially your children, uses the appropriate car seat for their age. It would be best if you had boosters for older children and car seats for babies, which should be rear-facing inside the car. Most countries are now implementing comprehensive guidelines for car seats that meet their specifications so make sure to choose the right one for your vehicle and your children.
Be Familiar With The Car Seat Manual
Every children’s car seat comes with a manual, giving information on how to use it properly. Car seats have many variations, depending on your kid’s age and size. The manual will also show how to install the belts properly, to ensure the proper anchorage and prevent any accidents that might happen.
In today’s world, it’s not surprising that many grown-ups are battling esteem and confidence issues. There is a very high chance that such problems came as a result of childhood experiences. If you fail to equip your child with the right skills to empower themself, it’s possible your child may grow up and have similar challenges.
To avoid this, teach your children how to love themselves and accept themselves as they are. Below are ways you can nurture your child’s self-confidence as he or she grows.
Don’t criticize or yell at them when wrong
Just like anyone else, children make mistakes. They need love when they make mistakes. If you yell at your child or give them negative criticism when they do wrong, eventually they may stop believing in themselves and will not make an effort to do anything.