Pandemic Pluses, 5
If you are a parent working remotely, this is also a good opportunity to teach boundary-setting, and to set your own boundaries. Some children are content to play quietly on the floor near a parent. Depending on the age of the child, you can set a timer for a specific period. During that time, the parent works, if remote working is occurring. When the timer goes off, the child gets a few minutes of playing with the parents or some other favorite activity. This can teach delayed gratification as well as looking forward to a favorite activity. The sky is the limit. Success begins with a mindset, however. The way in which you view this pandemic and how creatively you approach “what is,” will be lessons that will remain with your child for a lifetime.