Hate it if you may, but the fact is that lockdown has actually brought so many families together. Go through your social media feed and you'd find people making the best of this home time, bringing back old family traditions, and doing activities that bring them closer. However, while this lockdown might be sort of a reunion for families whose children have come back home for an extended time after years, it's the parents of younger children who must be having a hard time right now. Because while it is easy to make adults understand the importance of staying indoors right now, you cannot really reason with a child who wants to go out of the house and just play. Well, tough but not impossible for sure!
Actress Neha Dhupia recently talked about the same challenge in an interaction with a media daily. Mother to a year-and-a-half old daughter (Mehr Dhupia Bedi), the Roadies judge also talked about how she and her husband have been paying the utmost attention to keep their daughter safe during the coronavirus scares while managing to keep her active during the lockdown. “We’re following all the rules at home. I was away on a shoot and ever since I came back, I’ve been in quarantine with my family even before the 21-day lockdown was announced. I made sure that very few people are in contact with our daughter," shared Neha.
However, apart from keeping safe, the family is also making the most of their lockdown days right now. Just a few days ago, Neha had shared an image of the family looking all playful and happy during the lockdown. Here's the picture:
Neha also spoke about how important it is for parents to stay healthy and follow all the quarantine rules so as to ensure their children's good health. “We’re staying clean and hygienic. As parents, we always tend to panic. But Angad (Bedi; husband) has been amazing, too, and that’s a big help. We’re keeping her dietary habits healthy and keeping her as active at home as she was when she would step out. I’m also trying to make sure that she sits in the balcony and gets enough sunshine," she said.
They have been keeping Mehr busy all this while and focussing on her cognitive development right now. “I’m indulging her in activities such as painting and teaching her the basics in terms of the syllabus that has come from her parent-toddler programme based school,” shares Neha. To add to this, they have also been teaching Mehr basic life skills like folding clothes and cleaning her wardrobe during the lockdown. Image those tiny hands doing all the folding. Adorable right? Neha adds, "I believe children are intuitive. Our daughter hasn’t been throwing any tantrums. I think this will be a story to tell her when she grows up."
Well, rest assured, this is definitely going to be a story to tell our children once they grow up but before that the need is to stay safe and healthy until the infection fears abate. We hope you are all staying home and safe during the lockdown!
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