by Daniel Sherwin
While the threat of COVID-19 remains, the world is trying to get back to normal. With this flurry of activity, it’s important to get your kids armed and ready to continue fighting this unseen enemy. Well With Life offers some great resources to help you prepare your kids for the coming school year.
As your kids face another pandemic year, it’s more important than ever to encourage and instill healthy and hygienic habits.
- Remind them that social distancing is still the best way to help them adapt to the situation.
- Help them get reacquainted with wearing masks, and remind them why this is necessary.
- Instill effective handwashing techniques, and ensure they use safe hand soaps.
Putting a premium on your kids’ health is the most crucial thing you can do, as a healthy immune system is still the best way to ward off the threat of COVID-19.
- Understand that though risks are lower in children, kids are not immune to COVID-19, particularly the Delta Variant.
- Remember that your kids’ immune systems benefit from healthy nutrition.
- Pack them healthy lunch options to keep them fueled.
While possible exposure to COVID-19 still exists in the world at large — including school, despite best efforts — it’s still wise to take great pains in keeping your home clean and free from virus-carrying germs.
- Disinfecting your home regularly is the best thing you can do to keep the virus at bay.
- It’s smart to make use of disinfectants that are EPA registered and certified.
- Look into green cleaning practices to make your home a truly healthy one.
Make sure your children are prepared for school, whether it’s in person or online.
- If you didn’t last year, consider purchasing a laptop or Chromebook for your child for remote learning.
- Be sure to also buy compatible device chargers so they can stay powered up.
- Collect any additional school supplies so they have one less thing to worry about.
- Remember to take steps to keep kids safe online.
We didn’t expect to still be fighting COVID at this point, but here we are. This means we must stay vigilant as parents and engage our kids to keep them protected. It’s the most we can do for now.
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I’m Daniel. I’ve been a single dad to my daughter (9) and son (6) for three years now. I’ll admit I don’t always know what the heck I’m doing, but every day is definitely an adventure and a blessing. And for that, I’m truly grateful. I noticed that there aren’t a lot of resources out there for us single dads so I thought I’d share some of what’s worked for me here on my website.