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How to handle your School Going Kid During the COVID-19 Holiday

School-going kids are all over home right now in most countries worldwide. And most parents are feeling the heat and cold of having them around.

The COVID-19 virus struck China in November 2019. Spread to Europe and the U.S, fast developing into a pandemic the world over.

The pandemic has spared none of the anxiety of living in the new normal. Besides, school-going kids, businesses, places of worship, bars, and clubs all feel the restrictions under COVID-19.

On the same note, your children are at home right now. And if they were in boarding schools, prepare to keep up with them longer. As their parent, you now have the time to nurture them and discover who they are.

Lucky for you, most governments the world over have restricted movements. Your school-going kids idling around is one problem solved.

Engage your School going Kid in Home Chores

The current lockdowns and curfews make kids stay home longer. This must be one of the best times to teach your school-going kids different chores and roles in the home.

Mending fences, fixing the pigsty, repairing broken furniture, milking. House and home chores are endless. There is a lot that your school-going kid could do during this pandemic.

Many are the life skills that you could train your children to do and keep them engaged during this pandemic holiday.

Given the freedom and spirit of adventure they now possess, our kids will no doubt find their way into impromptu, makeshift drinking orgies. In such cases, correction becomes a vocabulary as everyone turns out to be a reveller that wants to explore unknown things.

Our kids, given the freedom and spirit of adventure they now possess, will no doubt find their way into such impromptu, makeshift drinking orgies. In such cases, correction becomes a vocabulary as everyone turns out to be a reveler that wants to explore new things.

Also, incidences of immorality and our young girls getting unwanted pregnancies are likely to be palpable.

So to speak, our children need to be engaged in constructive activities this holiday that will add more value to their lives.

Similarly, one most valuable thing you can do to your boy or girl child student is to offer them tutorship or a private teacher who can teach them at home.

Maybe you expected me to mention a sporting event or tour in Malindi or Fiji Islands with your school-going child.

International flights have resumed in different parts of the world. But you want to be more cautious. The pandemic is not ended yet. Children experience fewer to no symptoms, though.

Home Tutorship

For this simple reason, you would rather chop off part of your festive budget as a parent.

This guarantees your school-going child a thorough home-alone understanding of the subjects and coursework already covered in school.

More so, the tutor will be resourceful in preparing your kid for the next coursework coverage when the unfamiliar school term begins.

Though cash draining, putting aside that cash to hire a tutor for your school-going kid could just work magic for his or her performance when the next school term begins.


COVID-19 appears to be here for the long haul. Most governments have closed down institutions of higher learning.

As a parent, you may have a rough time explaining to your school-going kid the fact that they will have to repeat another school year or term.

But more importantly, parents must ensure they engage their kids in meaningful activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.