·      The importance of positive and consistent parenting for children during stressful times cannot be overstated. Despite the stress, parents should try to remain calm and meet their children's needs. It is advisable to maintain everyday routines such as mealtimes, playtimes, and bedtimes as much as possible. Additionally, parents should limit their children’s screen time and encourage children to do schoolwork, such as reading, writing, drawing, and mathematics, even if they cannot attend school currently.