It has been a couple of months since the outbreak. People are still choosing to stay at home due to the growing number of those individuals getting infected. With that long period, perhaps you already tried everything to help your kids adjust. Maybe you managed to kill their boredom at some point. But with extended time, surely you will be out of things to do. And kids wouldn’t want to do the same things over and over again. As a result, the children become more comfortable doing nothing. Fortunately, there are so many ways that can help you stop kids from being lazy during this home quarantine period. But before going into that, you need to consider some of the reasons kids are like that.
Kids often resign themselves in a lethargic lifestyle because they believe their responsibilities are limited. Their idea of having fun is way too different from adults, so they do not tend to see themselves taking responsibilities seriously. Kids look at laziness in the wrong way. The children assume that they are incapable of handling tasks because they are not old enough to find good reasons to do it. With that, they begin to have trouble accomplishing even the littlest task you give them. To address that, you need to allow kids to have a routine and comply with the healthy habits of physically engaging in house activities. Provide them with a task that they will need to accomplish every day. Once it becomes a habit, it will help kids stick to the routine.
Kids typically have issues with fear, discipline, and self-control. Most of the time, their anxiety kicks in, especially on moments that they feel confused about what is going on around them. With the chaos of the global health crisis, the children think trapped yet relieved in their comfort zone. Thus, it gives them this lack of care on everything. The children begin to help themselves accept the situation by ignoring it. Though it may seem helpful at first, it takes a toll on their self-awareness. When children think that there are too many things they need not care about, they eventually lose their potential. To avoid that from happening, you need to help kids improve themselves by providing tasks that will support learning, efficiency, and productivity.
Kids are never born lazy. In fact, they are curious little individuals who often want to explore and learn new things. Thus, you need to understand where the kids’ laziness is coming from. At times, laziness is a byproduct of a deeper emotional and mental issue that gets ignored. Sometimes, it can be hard to notice what’s entirely going on with their heads. Usually, unique underlying problems create their unproductive and negative mindset that stems from different emotional states. Sometimes, their laziness is due to stress, fatigue, emotional and mental issues. With that, you need to help them adjust. Allow yourself to become their strength.
Kids will not easily understand the importance of opportunity, not even if it passes by. Most of the time, they wouldn’t care about what they might miss because kids believe they are too young to waste time on regret. Sadly, that overly confident mentality is not helping them in dealing with behavioral issues at home. To address that, you must allow kids to understand what is best for them. Make them realize that confidence does not apply to present excuses. Help children believe in their abilities to keep up with the situation. Guide them to a better understanding of their potential. Encourage them to have a better mindset that will allow self-compassion, appreciation, and love.