Renowned Scottish actor, Ewan McGregor, had once famously remarked, “The thing about parenting rules is there aren’t any. That’s what makes it so difficult.” Truer words than these have never been spoken! Parenting always comes with its fair share of challenges and hurdles, be it about setting the daily schedule of kids or inculcating the right moral values in the young minds.

But, what about setting a schedule when the classrooms become virtual? What about keeping their anxieties at bay when the daily news keeps on bringing dismal tidings? Surely parenting is difficult, but it has hardly ever been tougher than this before. But, as the year draws to an end, we are all eagerly hoping for better days in the New Year.

Though what awaits us in 2021 is yet to be seen, one thing is for sure: parenting is about to undergo a drastic change after facing the pandemic. As such, with the New Year heralding the start of several new parenting trends, we, at Delhi Public School Sushant Lok (DPSSL), widely recognized as the Best School in Gurgaon, will give you a quick glance in this article today into some notable changes to be witnessed in this regard.

Virtual learning will continue in one form or another

The pandemic brought along with it the trend of virtual classes. However, this wave of virtual learning that has swept the world is not going to suddenly stop when the schools start reopening. The perks of virtual learning, such as increased availability of online study resources and easier access to coursework, have already been realized and won’t be forgotten. So, we can expect parents to try to leverage more of those perks for the kids in the coming year 2021 as well.

An increased focus on sustainability and conservation

We understand that modern-day parents have always tried to instill the right environmental values in the kids from a young age. But with the product shortages and related concerns that have started to come up like never before owing to the Coronavirus pandemic, the parents can no longer turn away from teaching children about the need for sustainability.

The judicious usage of food ration and other items of necessity is one of the prime lessons that we can see the parents teaching their kids in the New Year. And, we, as one of the best schools in Gurgaon, can vouch for the fact that if this idea of reducing wastage is instilled in the young minds at an early age, it’ll benefit our earth in the long run.

Greater emphasis on spending quality family time

If there has been one good thing about the year 2020, it is the amount of time that each one of us got to spend with our families. Before the pandemic had hit, family time in most cases solely meant sitting down at the dinner table together at the end of the day. However, spending 24*7 with everyone, finding ways to do things together, and enjoying each other’s company has changed the bonding among families intrinsically. And, we can expect to see this change having a major impact on parenting in the year to come.

Improved communication between parents and children

Dealing with anxiety and worries of the children in the face of such an unforeseen situation was one of the biggest challenges of parenthood this year. There is hardly any mom and dad who has not faced questions like, “When can I go back to school?” “When will things go back to normal?” and so on. On the other hand, the parents also have to adjust to new rhythms of a work-life balance.

Having said that, we at DPSSL, regarded as the Best School in Gurgaon, have noticed in our interactions with the parents and students that the concerns and anxieties on both sides have actually opened up a better line of communication among them. Thus, going ahead, we can expect to see parents taking the time out to not only listen to the kids, but also explain their own hurdles in understandable terms to the children.

As we all have seen, the events of 2020 have changed the world of parenting forever, and the trends emerging out of it will be impacting lives for many more years to come.

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We, at DPSSL, are sure that you all, being the powerhouse parents that you have always been, will make the very best of all these trends in the times to come. So, here’s looking forward to 2021 and hoping for a great year ahead!