This post is just to talk about some of the problems that are effecting the community here on Maui. For many readers, these points may seem extremely obvious while for others maybe shocking.
The World is Different
Parenting Will Take More Time
Schools are no longer taking children and distance learning is a requirement. This generation will face many problems regarding education. Beyond public education, children have less access to organized sports and similar activities.
Everything points to children being more time-consuming. Family bread-winners will have greater difficulty clocking in hours at the workplace because they will need more time for the little ones. For most, this ultimately means vast changes will need to be made to our lifestyles. Many of us will have to spend less, especially in Maui where most families already work with so little.
Intentional Recreation is More Important than Ever
Obesity was already dangerously high in the United States. The numbers have only become worse since Covid’s arrival. So as an adult who is responsible for children, make sure to have some recreational time with your children. The children need fitness, and studies have shown that exercise help with concentration in studies. Parents need fitness for psychological and psychological benefits.
Screen Time Must Be Limited
It has neve been more tempting to bury ourselves in our smartphones, tablets and computers. With the closure of many restaurants, it’s a great time to take up cooking. Families whom cook their own food tend to be healthier than if they do not cook their own food.
Read paper books. The libraries are still open here on Maui. While the process is slightly different, books are still readily available to the community for free. Furthermore, children who are read to generally do much better academically than children who are not so read to kids.
Other Positive Activities
As stated in our previous article, here are some great possible activities which are available here on Maui.
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I hope this article left you feeling at least a little inspired.